North Highland Employee Reviews

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Great Experience
Executive Assistant / Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 3, 2018
Fun workplace, with many tasks that improved my skills and experience. Great atmosphere with friendly coworkers. Basic administration tasks, helped me learn to be adequate in the workplace
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Must enjoy working as a contractor
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 7, 2018
Good company if your background is analytical. And you enjoy working from one company to another. Lots of management change while I was with the company.
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going downhill
Consulting Manager Seattle (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 21, 2018
the bottom is falling out
leadership has changed over a lot
business model changed late 2017 which was a mistake
unlimited PTO turned into flexible PTO which is not the same
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Terrible Management and Compensation
Manager/Delivery and Strategy Expert Practitioner (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 18, 2018
Little diversity and little transparency.

The management seems to lack structure and direction. They tend to be reactive rather than strategic. The firm is going through lots of changes leaving the employees fearful for their jobs.
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3.0
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Productive and challenging
Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 12, 2018
- Typical day was about 9 hours
- Management was not always available to provide mentoring
- Workplace culture was laidback
- hardest part of the job was Management availability
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Fun culture with smart employees
VP Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 22, 2018
NH is a great consulting firm for folks looking to work locally rather than travel to clients sites each week. Local offices have autonomy to create their own culture (within the umbrella of the org).
Pros
great colleagues, fun culture
Cons
company has experience growing pains associated with rapid growth
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Just poor...
IT Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLFebruary 22, 2018
Management is not strong, lots of silos, poor benefits (a good chunk of my wages goes towards health benefits!), and lack of respect from Sr. leadership on client site representing North Highland.
Pros
Great peers, great SMEs
Cons
Lots of passive aggressiveness, hectic, and lack of communication
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Avoid this sinking ship
Sr Manager and Principal (Former Employee) –  AnonymousFebruary 18, 2018
I won't dwell on the distance past when North Highland peaked. Instead, I offer advice - Avoid this sinking ship. Plummeting sales, poor delivery, and angry clients. Under-market salaries, no raises, no employee development, and an unachievable bonus structure that's supposed to make up for the low salaries.

On top of that, the workplace is toxic led by the CEO and his drones. Imagine the worst aspects of Big X consulting (like cut-throat politics), and you have North Highland.

For example, the annual employee survey results were so bad, leadership decided it was easier to quit doing the surveys than to actually address the issues. Instead, North Highland leaders "encouraged" (do it or be fired in the next round of layoffs) their employees to post positive articles on social media including Indeed and other job review sites.

BTW, you'll hear the term "growing pains" a lot. Really? The company has been around more than 20 years. That term is just another cover for poor leadership and their on-going attempts to bail water.

Glad to be gone and deep empathy for my respected colleagues who are still there.
Pros
There are so many other places to work.
Cons
Poisonous culture; Leadership that doesn't know how to lead; Clueless about the marketplace
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relaxed
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Lake Mills, WIJanuary 19, 2018
Relaxed but fast paced environment. I did many jobs such as scheduling, sales, purchasing, HR, and supervision.
Always a challenge, but it is fun and the people are nice.
Pros
Flex time
Cons
extra responsibilities
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The company/North Highland
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 29, 2017
NH has a cook off of the employees & their efforts are judge by the employees
I have learned that all people have some type of quirks and you flow
with them
Management's attitude is very conservative, they are open to
consult with you regarding any challenge that you might have
NH's culture is the collaborative spirit & everyone is able to come to
the table, our philanthropy approach with non-profit organizations,
etc.
the hardest part of the job is the long drive to & from work
the most enjoyable part of my job is the constant meeting of NEW
people, whether it is new employees, Client meetings, vendors,
contractors, and affiliates
Pros
lunches are great, parting paid for by NH
Cons
Being relieve for morning & afternoon breaks
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Globally local consulting
Client Executive and Principal Consultant (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNNovember 22, 2017
Company is facing external market pressures to changes in consulting business models and economic instability, trying new models such as travel to stabilize
Pros
culture, work local, flexibility
Cons
ability to change effectively with market pressures
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Consulting with balance
Principal Consultant, Acct Mgr, Practice Lead (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 23, 2017
Led a practice area, account team, and managed projects. Hard work but felt like contributions made a difference. Culture has changed since I was there. Some hard times, but it seems that things have gotten better overall.
Pros
Good work with good clients. Great colleagues. Growing personally and professionally
Cons
Heavy emphasis on sales started to affect client focus
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Growing Pains
Principal, Change Management-Org Effectiveness (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 6, 2017
The company has good people, but is experiencing growing pains. The culture and working guidelines have changed (e.g. increased travel vs location-based) resulting in loss of some experienced talent.
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Summary
Director Talent Acquisition West Region (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 18, 2017
North Highland has some great components and some of the brightest most talented employees. The shortfall comes in relation to the their culture. It's very cut throat and, as a result, has a high turn-over rate.
Pros
Unlimited time off
Cons
Unhealthy Culture
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Growing/Changing Company
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 9, 2017
The North Highland Company has some of the smartest, nicest people. The company is growing and changing, as companies do, and things are shifting as a result.
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Organization trying to find itself
Principal Consultant (Former Employee) –  USAMay 2, 2017
The work is very interesting, but the organization is trying to find itself. The culture varies from one office to the next. Lots of changes, tight budget, high turnover.
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Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 28, 2017
Great place to work, just a far commute for me. Culture is rapidly changing due to new management structure. I enjoy being able to work from home. The only thing that's a problem is the commute getting here.
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job security
Sr. Project Manager for Novant Health (Current Employee) –  Winston-Salem, NCFebruary 3, 2017
I feel secure working for North Highland. I feel confident if my contract were to terminate they would place me in a new position quickly with a reputable company.
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Great internship experience
Marketing Intern (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 6, 2016
The only negative I have to say is that there wasn't an opening after my internship ended. Also, there was a misunderstanding about the duration of the internship.
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Nice place to work
Business Operations Lead, West Region (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 10, 2016
Great place to work for many years. Supportive of the right client fit and of personal career paths. Undergoing some changes as they look to grow. Experiencing growing pains.
Pros
Work life balance. Good people and culture
Cons
Struggling to redefine themselves for growth
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