CMA Strategy Consulting FAQ

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13 December 2020

How are the career development opportunities at CMA Strategy Consulting?

Pros

Great learning experience, a lot of growth opportunity

Cons

Not as much career development/ guidance, very focused on the work and not much else beyond that

Advice to Management

More open culture

Not as much career development/ guidance, very focused on the work and not much else beyond that

13 December 2020

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17 August 2020

Does CMA Strategy Consulting have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Bright people who work really hard. Established brand in the TMT industry with experienced leaders. Happy hours every Friday

Cons

Very little mentorship and tough working hours. Several late nights in the office. Felt as if I was being used as cheap labor. Very little background on the industry, how things worked or expectations for performance. The oddest thing was that nobody ever talked during the work day, except over IM. Not a fun place to work by any means.

Very little mentorship and tough working hours.

17 August 2020

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25 November 2019

Are transfers to other offices possible with CMA Strategy Consulting?

Pros

- smart and interesting coworkers among the younger staff - a growing firm with transfer options available among offices - good benefits - option to move up fast if willing to put in the hours and grind

Cons

- marketed as a "TMT" firm, they exclusively do telecom infrastructure projects - nearly all due diligence, strategy projects few and far between - culture is disjointed; management has inconsistent leadership styles (from door always open to door never open) - diversity is extremely lacking (besides international passports) - majority of projects coming in from (one) managing partner - attitude of several analysts is to get in and out of the office as fast as possible - general feeling of discontent and lack of passion for the work being done or the clients being served among analysts

- a growing firm with transfer options available among offices

25 November 2019

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3 April 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at CMA Strategy Consulting?

Pros

-Smart coworkers and partners -Lots of cultural benefits (happy hours, company outings, etc.) -Young dynamic workplace -Compensation both base and bonus -Truly interesting clients and projects -Most of the leadership team is extremely approachable

Cons

-Management consistently allow scopes to expand, usually paired with less time to deliver as well -Projects allow for no outside creative consulting work, every project follows same routine “CMA Analysis” - Tend to view low to mid level staff as purely resources, no regard if they need to stay until 2 am every night. In fact it’s almost weirdly expected. -They do a good job highlighting steps required for promotion, but then don’t always staff you in roles to allow you to prove you can do said steps -Some project managers make themselves unavailable to review critical pieces, only for analysis results to be blamed upon the junior and mid-level staff who ran it post delivery

Advice to Management

Stop understaffing projects and worrying about near 100% utilization, working to 9 pm everyday shouldn’t be required. Actually encourage and promote work life balance other than just saying it and leaving it up to Project Managers who acquiesce to most client demands without considersation of the burden it puts on the people actually doing the work.

-Most of the leadership team is extremely approachable

3 April 2019

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6 December 2018

What is the company culture like at CMA Strategy Consulting?

Pros

smart people, friendly culture among analysts, interesting work

Cons

Deep rooted workaholic culture. Firm's goal is profit over everything else...frequently overloaded with projects and understaffed...on top of that, end of year bonuses aren't increased based on higher project volume...work life balance is a myth

Advice to Management

reassess incentives structure so that partners don't oversell/overwork the analysts, stop trying to solve every problem by throwing money at it,

smart people, friendly culture among analysts, interesting work

6 December 2018

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