Pros: work life balance
Cons: salary, admin, quality of colleagues, learning opportunities
Typical day is 9 hours, staff augmentation like, very project management focused. Feels like a staffing company more than a consultancy.
The firm is very friendly and family like. A strong 'people' culture that values relationships and tenure more than competence/expertise.
The company has grown significantly since its founding in early 90s by three – more... founders. Now it's around 1,000 US consultants. However, the leadership that brought it here won't get the company where it wants to go.
Hardest part of the job is all the administrivia that takes place since it doesn't have a very strong shared services function and lacks the robust knowledge management and cumulative expertise that big firms have developed over time.
The most enjoyable part of the job are the people. Very nice. But it feels like folks who couldn't hack it at a big company, not experienced folks that no longer wanted to work at big firms (or didn't want to anymore because they couldn't hack it). – less