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24 October 2020

Pros

The people have always been the main asset at ClearView. Also, they do genuinely work on some interesting projects.

Cons

The persistent disregard for employee concerns are finally starting to catch up with ClearView. Attrition is through the roof with nearly half the consultant class from last summer having left already. Former employees are also posting about their experiences on Glassdoor, Fishbowl, and Vault and a clear narrative of poor leadership and toxic work conditions is starting to emerge. Apply at your own risk. Better yet, just take your talent to one of the other LS consulting. There are so many places where you can get the same level of career development for better pay and WAYYYY less stress.

Advice to Management

You've made your priorities clear - I think at this point it is time for the market of incoming talent to take over and respond. Good luck with future recruiting - people are finally starting to see through the smoke and mirrors.

There are so many places where you can get the same level of career development for better pay and WAYYYY less stress.

24 October 2020

Reviewed by: Senior Consultant in Boston, MA (Current Employee)

5 April 2020

Pros

Nice People and nice career development

Cons

Not in top of my head

Nice People and nice career development

5 April 2020

Reviewed by: Anonymous in United States (Current Employee)

23 March 2020

Pros

Great co-workers who are all relatively like-minded in their intellectual curiosity, team-first mentality, ambition, and work-hard-play-hard approach to the job (including both junior team members all the up to company leadership). Early opportunities to drive projects relatively independently and be client-facing early on in one's tenure. Many interesting and high-impact project types across the biopharma industry. Solid benefits package and competitive salaries, and merit-based promotion policy allows those who are great at the job to rise in the ranks pretty rapidly (with no "up or out" policy for those who take on slower trajectories). Lots of other random perks like end-of-case dinners, quarterly celebrations, near-monthly social events paid for / organized by some arm of the company. Great exit opportunities for those interested in leaving, but great opportunities for internal growth for those interested in being career consultants (i.e., ability to become principal at the company within 5 - 7 years).

Cons

It's hard to agree with several of the recent negative reviews - ClearView has its challenges (mostly in the form of tough work life balance and growing pains from a bolus of new staff), but it's hard to see how there are discrimination issues (if anything, ClearView tries very hard to have a culture of inclusion) and I definitely don't agree that tenured people are not working hard enough / leaving it to the junior team members to do all of the work, etc. (trust me, project leads are working long hours too). I think that the rapid growth and big hiring quotas inevitably mean that we bring in people who are less capable and/or willing to excel, who then harvest resentment when they don't do well at the job, and it's sad to see that several of the reviews are (from my perspective) blatantly inaccurate. Some actual cons from my perspective: - The hours can be long and unpredictable, and a large proportion of managers and leadership don't seem to acknowledge that not everyone wants to live a 24/7 on-call lifestyle - Leadership often appears to put clients and revenues first, rather than prioritizing the team experience, minimizing team burn, and tailoring opportunities to professional development - The rapid growth has led to hiring a subset of candidates that are not very strong and end up not being very capable, even after 6 - 12 months into their tenure - Similarly, the training approach for early onboarding is also insufficient to bring new hires up to speed before throwing them into the lion's den and expecting too much out of them, which causes challenges for more tenured team members in the form of having to redo and/or take on extra work - The promotion policy, while mostly fair, inevitably has some politics around it that can lead to a few being "left behind" - The number of vacation days is way too little considering how long the hours can be

Advice to Management

We know growth is important, but figure out a way to make growth sustainable by hiring the right people and sufficiently training them before expecting them to be functional.

Great exit opportunities for those interested in leaving, but great opportunities for internal growth for those interested in being career consultants (i.e., ability to become principal at the company within 5

23 March 2020

Reviewed by: Consultant in Boston, MA (Current Employee)

16 September 2020

Pros

People - Starts and ends with the people. There is no better place to start your career than with a cohort of other recent graduates that are all going through a similar experience. The non-travel model facilitates these relationships, as you can become great friends with co-workers given the time spent together. Training - ClearView's training team invests in each analyst / consultant giving you the toolbox required to succeed on any project. This training continues project to project as you accumulate responsibility. On the first project, you may only present 1 - 2 slides; by project 2 or 3, you are likely presenting an entire section of the document. This growth continues to accelerate throughout your tenure. Work - The project mix at ClearView stands out relative to other life science consulting firms. The focus on strategy gives you exposure across a range of client types (Series A Biotechs to Top 5 Diversified Biopharma) who are all looking at similar problems through very different lenses. On the one hand, small biotechs need help to accelerate specific programs to market as quickly as possible. In contrast, the big pharma clients need to organize their gargantuan pipelines across an entire therapeutic area. In each case, you dive into the MOA of an asset(s), identify the patient population you can treat, evaluate the competitive landscape, and roll-up to strategic or commercial implications, but the nuance of objectives across client types makes each project exciting and a great learning experience. Expectations - The expectations at ClearView are some of the highest in the industry, it sets a bar for every employee of what is required to be great, and you work to eclipse that bar on every project. The result is that demand for ClearView work frequently exceeds supply, but it also teaches every new-hire what is required to be great in the biotech space. In order to be the best, you have to compete with the best, and that's exactly what ClearView is preparing you to do.

Cons

Hours - Nobody at the top of their field is working 40 hours a week, and neither is ClearView, but the people in the office make every moment enjoyable. Whether its the open-door policy that allows you to make free conversation with leadership, or the after-work events that allow for friendships to develop, the extra hours in the office show you what it takes to be great, and are spent with some of the greatest people you will ever meet and learn from.

Advice to Management

Never change the picture of Kevin Richard on the website

There is no better place to start your career than with a cohort of other recent graduates that are all going through a similar experience.

16 September 2020

Reviewed by: Senior Analyst in Boston, MA (Former Employee)

4 English reviews out of 4