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Forced Toxic Culture

Management style is of an old school mindset, work hard and play hard. Overtime for Senior Associates does not exist but expected for projects.Your performance in your job alone is not enough to progress however they will tend hire someone in for a role above you which cuts off progression.Management are able to give feedback however they like downwards but shy away from requesting it back as it impacts bonus and promotions. Culture is pushed to be collaborative but too forced and doesn't reflect client facing teams.Upon joining can be put into any role and if you don't enjoy it then it looks like you're not committed.Team Leader role doesn't reflect job role or duties appropriately.

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.0 out of 5 stars for Management
1.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Cons

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Cons

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Based on 8,344 reviews

Ratings by category

3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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