AlixPartners

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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated 8 July 2014
Updated 8 July 2014
36 Reviews

3.9
36 Reviews
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AlixPartners Chief Executive Officer Fred Crawford
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    When it really matters... AlixPartners delivers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    Pros

    1. Very interesting and important project work for companies everyone has heard of
    2. An incredibly high level of engagement with the work, you, as a consultant are tasked to do -- the ability to lead and prove yourself at a very meritocratic firm
    3. Vast amounts of autonomy (could be a con for some)
    4. Incredible colleagues and a true collegial atmosphere -- many of them are THE experts in their fields
    5. Above market pay

    Cons

    1. AlixPartners-y-ness: Culturally, either you will fit here or you won't -- there is little middle ground
    2. The interview process is difficult, especially with the psychometric tests that are administered (this isn't necessarily a purely negative thing but does make recruitment hard)
    3. Firm growth has accelerated over the past year with AlixPartners' acquisition by CVC... too much too soon may be bad for the culture
    4. Poor knowledge management... although it is getting better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing most things right -- make sure to groom the next wave of leadership from within as it will be superior to bringing in MD's from the outside in the long run given AlixPartners' unique culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work on challenging engagements that highly relevant to our clients.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with top notch people that are interested in achieving results for our clients.

    Cons

    Intense situations that can be very demanding

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company has not managed it's growing headcount well

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

    Pros

    The company pays very well and there are a number of nice perks. The kitchens are stocked with soda and snacks. Employees technical needs are well taken care of and internal tech support is the best I've experienced.

    Cons

    Consultants have a very high opinion of themselves, behave rudely, and don't work well together as a team. There is a lot of unethical behavior occurring. Going out for expensive dinners with several bottles of wine and cocktails and charging it all to the customer seems to be the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great projects, great exposure to senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Enterprise Improvement  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President Enterprise Improvement in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    - Data driven work, great exposure to senior management and PE folks
    - Good investment in people, great growth

    Cons

    -travel and the compromises which go with it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no real advice at this point

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate (Performance Improvement)  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate (Performance Improvement) in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    - High exposure to C-suite
    - Very talented, senior level colleagues

    Cons

    - Travel can get old
    - Lack of transparency in bonus structure (bonuses are very good though)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pros

    Pros...pay for overtime and better than average bonuses. Alixpartners does a decent job for a firm its size.

    Cons

    3 major challenges:
    1. Senior leadership model embraces a stoggy old school mentality. Leadership appears extremely inflexible when it comes to change. This is a direct contradiction to the firm's most rudimentary principle.
    2. The lack of diversity, especially in leadership. Top two levels of Leadership is comprised mostly of white men.
    3. Alter the assessment & testing phase to incorporate the employee of 2104. Most people don't have 6-8 weeks to interview for a position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Broaden your employee and leadership base and the clients will soon follow.

  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag--Make sure you know what you are getting into

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

    Pros

    Highly valuable experience and skill set. Projects cuts right to the heart of the matter and one really learns how to 80-20 and make decision under uncertainty. Furthermore the continuing flat economic growth in US and AlisPartner's focus as tactical cost reduction specialist bode for good exit strategies.

    Cons

    Culture is very sharp elbowed. This is not a place for the thin-skinned. It is a sink-or-swim environment with minimal support or training. Make sure you have your consulting down solid before joining AlixPartners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Minorities Be Aware

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, but money is only one part of the equation. You can move up if you play the game right and real skills and abilities are not encouraged.

    Cons

    Favoritism; a work culture that alienates minorities not from similar backgrounds; travelling schedule is not predictable and work life balance does not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after the needs of all members of your team, regardless of the color of their skin or their background culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No work life balance, make sure you are buddies with the partner.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    Pros

    Overtime pay, consistent year-end bonus, almost free healthcare coverage for you and your family, intelligent and hardworking coworkers, pension program (the amount depends on your base salary) and a generous amount of vacation time.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is non-existent, partner rewards those who are friends with him gives those unworthy people promotions, must be connected to email 24/7 and even when you take vacation you never feel like you are truly "away" from the office because you still get emails and are expected to respond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hands on, real impact for clients

    Cons

    low leverage model can be challenging

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