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Satisfaction with Work

9.0 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2018)

2018

"My work satisfaction couldn't be better as I get to work on interesting problems in a ridiculously fast-paced job. You get a good amount of choice as to which sector you work in and frequently work with both front-line staff and also executive/boardroom teams so it's really varied day to day. Some of the projects are very high profile and of national importance."
Graduate, Bristol/Nottingham/Preston/London/Oxford/Leeds
"I have received a tremendous amount of early responsibility, both in my current role helping to develop the core system that houses all of our financial and project data, and in my previous role supporting the graduate recruitment programme. I am responsible for managing multiple aspects of the project in my day-to-day role including, but not limited to, data collection and project reporting, strategic and communications planning, complex problem solving, stakeholder management and driving key metrics. The varied and complex nature of the work, paired with the degree of ownership that I have been given over my workstreams, makes the role a tremendously rewarding one."
Graduate, Kingston Bagpuize
"The majority of the work that I am assigned has a real impact on the projects I am part of. This is the most satisfying thing about the work I do at Newton. My role revolves around driving an improvement to a business based on rigorous and regular data analysis to reaffirm priorities and push delivery. I split my time between using data analysis tools such as Excel, meeting with clients to update or receive updates on sections of the workstream, and creating content for use within those presentations using the data analysis done beforehand."
Graduate, Glasgow, but varies from project to project
"Work is suitably challenging and engaging. You're given a lot of responsibility early on and have to do a lot of learning on the job."
Graduate, Locations across the UK
"My role so far has been delivering two improvement projects for large UK food manufacturers. Day to day, this is typically some combination of spending time on the factory floor collecting data, analysing data on a laptop in the office, taking the client team through my findings and working with members of the client team to implement solutions to problems that have been identified."
Graduate, Varies across UK
"No two days are the same, which keeps the work exciting. There is a huge range of projects across the public, private and defence sectors, which gives you great exposure to a range of businesses and organisations."
Graduate, Nationwide - project work means we work on client sites across the UK.

2017

"The types of projects we work on, particularly in the public sector, are on the agenda right at the top of government. This means that we get the opportunity to understand both how processes and people work on an operational day-to-day level in an environment such as a hospital, and also how the improvements we make feed up into strategically important initiatives."
Graduate, Sheffield
"I'm very satisfied. I've been given a great amount of responsibility in challenging and rewarding work."
Graduate, Northampton
"It can vary depending on what your interests are as we work in all sectors, from nuclear submarines to NHS hospitals. Your preferences will generally be taken into account but this is not always possible. The work is usually stretching and challenging. You will very rarely be doing mundane tasks inside your comfort zone. We work with clients so you don't spend all day sat at a desk and your plan is your own. No one will dictate your task list or project plan for you."
Graduate, Variable - depends on current project
"I'm responsible for assessing, designing, implementing and sustaining an array of projects. Working alongside our clients means that the job is always different, as is the place. There are sometimes large and complex engineering problems but you don't need to be an engineer as you're using problem-solving techniques to help the client find and fix the issues."
Graduate, UK Wide
"The work is very variable, which keeps it interesting. It is tough and challenging but that makes the result more rewarding. On a day-to-day basis we work on projects across public, private and defence sectors. We spend our time assessing, designing and implementing projects that look at the operations involved in that business and make them more efficient."
Graduate, All over UK
"I'm very satisfied. The project work makes it easy to get involved and fully complete a piece of work in detail before moving on to the next."
Graduate, Barrow in Furness

2015

"My role as a consultant involves delivering measurable operational change at a shop-floor level by working with teams and managers. I am also responsible for tracking progress and identifying the pound value of changes being made for the company. Days can be spent with the operational team, (be that social workers, factory workers, welders on a ship or a theatre team in a hospital), measuring current efficiency or working with them to drive their specific KPI; meeting with management-level staff to guide them in how best to motivate and drive their teams to deliver work at the required level; or building an Excel tracker."
Consultant, Oxford
"My role means working with key stakeholders in the business to optimise how their business operates on a day-to-day basis."
Consultant, Leeds
"We help with process improvement. The role includes identifying, analysing and fixing inefficiencies in a range of processes which lead to benefits for clients or additional revenue."
Operations Consultant, London
"Two days are the same, but most days will include a wide range of tasks from Excel analysis, to client meetings, to presentations and training."
Senior Consultant, London
"The level of responsibility you are given from an early stage is great. The skills you learn are applicable to almost any job but the work is high pressure and can be long hours."
Senior Consultant, Maidstone
"For my age, I feel I get an unbelievable amount of responsibility. I get the opportunity to manage a team and I interact with all levels of the organisation."
Senior Consultant, Oxford
"I am responsible for the delivery of a million pounds of savings for NHS Trusts. I work with everyone from nurses, doctors and admin teams to board level execs. Day-to-day I could be in meetings, helping to understand the frustrations of the teams and fix those or doing some data analysis."
Senior Consultant, Birmingham
"My job is to identify opportunities for improvements with the client team and build sustainable practices to ensure these measures continue on after we leave."
Consultant, Oxford
"I usually find myself meeting mid/high level managers and executives, performing data analysis, giving presentations and working with teams to implement solutions which provide measurable benefit."
Senior Consultant, Various UK locations
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