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Port Jackson Partners

4.5
  • < 100 employees

Port Jackson Partners Reviews

Based on 7 surveyed graduates working at Port Jackson Partners. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.5
Based on 7 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Very interesting variety and impact of projects. Surrounded by very talented and driven people. Strong collegiate and collaborative culture
  • I love the people and culture at PJP - I get to work with fantastic people every day, and we really value our relationships with each other
  • The best parts are the people and the work - everyone is very smart and hardworking and willing to help one another. The work is very stimulating and interesting - we work with CEOs and senior executive management on critical issues and it's quite rare to have access to such opportunities at a graduate level.
  • Great opportunity and exposure, smart and ambitious colleagues
  • Sometimes the work is very intense - because our work is project-based, sometimes there is a hard deadline and we have to knuckle down and work long hours to get everything done
  • Our offices are a little outdated in terms of fit out. We're also gearing up to move offices next year which will be great!
  • Similar to other consulting firms, PJP is 70% male and 30% female. However, PJP is making an active effort towards opening opportunities and recruiting females and does support women and men with families.

What Insiders Say

7.4
Career Prospects
7.4
Career Prospects
The hierarchy of the organisation is very flat, with only 4 key consulting positions: business analyst, associate, associate principal and partner. Therefore the jump between positions is quite big and requires significant strong performance.
6
Corporate Social Responsibility
6
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.1
Culture
9.1
Culture
There is a very strong collegiate culture among the consulting staff. We play social sport together and many people are friends outside of work (e.g. weekend trips away together). Hours of work can vary. Depending on project requirements, hours can be long sometimes - though usually this will be recognised with time-in-lieu at project completion.
7.7
Diversity
7.7
Diversity
The firm is flexible in catering towards individual circumstances, e.g. parental or personal leave. Realistically there is a modest extent of diversity in the staff.
9
Satisfaction
9
Satisfaction
Performing and presenting key pieces of analysis for clients. A lot of quantitative modelling tasks (excel) Making recommendations based on fact based analysis (using PowerPoint and presenting)
8.7
Management
8.7
Management
Managers are very accessible and easy to talk to, and doors are always open. Internal communication and feedback routines are something that we're working on at the moment, but I think we do well already.
9
Office Work Environment
9
Office Work Environment
Superb location, excellent views, large office space with plenty of meeting rooms always available, excellent change rooms, and excellent kitchen facilities.
8.4
Recruitment
8.4
Recruitment
Case interviews form a key part of the interview process. Personal 'story' and background questions are also significant Understand how to do a case study. Do your homework on PJP and how it is different to other consulting firms.
8.1
Salary
8.1
Salary
I think we are well paid, and unlike many industries our pay grows quickly - particularly at the start of our career. Bonuses are a large and growing part of our compensation. We get well looked after in the office - fresh fruit, bread, unlimited chocolate biscuits etc
7.7
Training
7.7
Training
Most of the training occurs on the job and working with more senior consultants. Formal training programs do exist also, and consist of off-site problem solving training sessions and more technical based training modules (e.g. excel training).
6.3
Work Hours
6.3
Work Hours
Generally, I will leave the office at around 7pm if I'm staffed on a project. If we're leading up to a milestone or presentation, I will work late nights and/or some weekends. In these instances, I find that people are really understanding and appreciative. Another aspect of the culture that I really appreciate is the lack of presentism so if people have finished early, they are free and encouraged to go home. Relative to other consulting firms and other "intensive" professional service firms I would say that PJP is well compensated for the hours we work.
4.5
Sustainability
4.5
Sustainability
We're currently working on an IT strategy that will help reduce our carbon footprint through reducing paper use, and enabling better use of video conferencing etc to reduce travel for meetings