I've had a look through the threads as I have an assessment centre for PA coming up for their grad scheme. However, their ISI practice doesn't seem to be too well documented here.
Please could someone clarify the following (if possible), if so I'd be very grateful:
On the forum, one person mentioned that ISI was geared towards the project management side i.e. assessing systems requirements, architecture etc, whereas someone else stated that PA handled the implementation side i.e. development aspects. Can anyone clarify this or is it merely project specific?
I'm aware that PA's base salary is below their competitors but that their bonus in certain practices more than compensates for this. Is this the case with ISI? (I've heard they're profitable)
In terms of career progression, someone suggested the following timescales:
Analyst -> Consultant Analyst: 12-18 months
Consultant Analyst -> Consultant: 18-24 months
Are these timescales realistic? If they are I imagine then the base you'd get would in some cases be higher than the equivalent from other firms at a similar stage in your career.
I know I'm asking a fair few questions, but it'd be nice to get genuine answers.