AlixPartners

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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated 9 January 2015
Updated 9 January 2015
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    Smart Company.. Smart Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great smart people, quick fast paced environment, client interaction from the first day for all levels of staff. Low base but compensates for it with overtime.

    Cons

    No formal learning. No handholding. Some of the folks are micromanagers which is why it is important to pick the directors who you will be working for. No choice in the case that you want to work for. NO WORK LIFE BALANCE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage younger folks to take on a bigger role, give opportunities, have a formal training learning, mentoring program to help develop people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High impact work for top clients, very strong people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting assignments
    Strong focus on 'doing', not report writing
    Work directly with engagement leaders
    Competitive pay
    Company values and trusts employees

    Cons

    A lot of travel (if you think that's a con)
    Not much respect for personal time
    Not much formalized prof. development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful to remain competitive on pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fast-paced work that actually delivers change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    A relentless focus on the dollars and management of companies; Working exclusively with the C-suite and Board rather than consulting to middle management.

    Cons

    100% travel can erode work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work with the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -As many have said before, your team will be the most experienced and smartest people you will ever work with
    -Assigned mentor that may or may not take pride in developing your career
    -Great Perks; Extremely generous benefits
    -High-profile assignments

    Cons

    -Constant traveling
    -Extremely rigid interviewing process
    -Work-life balance isn't a top priority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Reward those that travel
    -Allow for staffing to be more transparent

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Amazingly challenging projects
    2. Very high level of autonomy
    3. Extremely smart and driven colleagues
    4. Everyone always expects the best,l which drives everyone to work at the maximum level
    5. Great compensation and attractive benefits
    6. The Perks. Meals, events, bonuses, conferences. AlixPartners treats their employees well
    7. Work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    1. Lack of direction. You are in charge of your own career. If you do not make an conscious, constant effort to self-promote and network, you will be lost in the shadows. Sometimes it can be impossible to know where you're headed.

    2. Lots of plans and lots of talk however until whatever you've been promised actually happens, don't believe it for a second. This applies to promotions, staffing , length of time on an engagement, etc.

    3. Unbelievably high expectations and relentless working hours

    4. Often feels like a bunch of small specialised teams rather than a cohesive company. A bit decentralized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more on career development. Keep the culture the same while growing the firm.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    You'll work hard here but worth it - it's a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with bright and driven people, challenged on daily basis, good compensation, AP pays 100% of health insurance premiums, good dental and vision too

    Cons

    Travel can be constant if you're in FAS. Life on the road has its pluses (nice meals, nice hotels, frequent flyer points and miles) but living out of a suitcase gets old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to lessen the travel by making the teams larger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Gentleman's club with little diversity and harsh culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlixPartners

    Pros

    - decent pay and benefit
    - close interaction with senior management
    - good project delivery can be competitive to MBB
    - some people are top and well established in the industry

    Cons

    - gentlemen's club culture; corporate value is very outdated, even though they pretend to be cool
    - politics can be very serious; they fire people easily
    - all arrogant white male; in some project, team work is a joke
    - they like talking about knowledge accumulation, but it's mostly people who don't really read or think innovatively copy and paste from other consulting reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be intelligent, be caring, be diverse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place for Making a Real Difference in High Impact Operational and Financial Restructuring Situations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with some of the most interesting high profile operational and financial turnaround and restructuring situations worldwide
    Extremely high calibre of people with good mix of professional services and real-life experience
    Small experienced teams of people who can do the job and deliver the results
    Complete focus on doing the right thing and delivering value to the client
    Excellent reputation with previous clients and very high degree of repeat clients
    Strong presence across PE sector and increasingly in large Global corporates
    Excellent career development opportunities and compensation package

    Cons

    Great place for career development, but you need to take ownership of your career development
    Lots of travel and work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the on-going communication regarding overall strategy and direction for the firm
    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to work at a highly respected firm, successful in the market, growing smartly. You get to work on great projects that "Really Matter" (firm mantra) to clients.

    Cons

    Leadership is in evolution and teh firm is growing, there are growing pains in certain areas. But, leadership seems aware and is constantly communicating about programs underway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep speaking to the staff and demonstrate action.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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