Analysis Group FAQ

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8 October 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Analysis Group?

Pros

Really smart and motivated colleagues - the consulting part of the firm hires from top undergrad/graduate programs and pays well, so employees are for the most part really competent and creative. Career growth opportunities - The firm puts a lot of work into career development of junior staff, whether they enter at the analyst or associate levels. A lot of the partners at this point originally started at analyst and built their careers at AG. I've gotten public exposure and opportunities that would be hard to come by at a smaller shop. Incredible support staff - IT is a pleasure to work with, consulting support for purchasing data or research is excellent.

Cons

Hours are unpredictable and highly variable; some weeks will be flat out until late in the night, some weeks will barely have any work. Luckily taking time off during "easy" weeks is part of the culture, but work can be "lumpy". Work is subject to the sometimes capricious demands of academic experts and lawyers.

Advice to Management

The company could do more (and is trying to do more) to support diversity in the consulting arm.

Career growth opportunities - The firm puts a lot of work into career development of junior staff, whether they enter at the analyst or associate levels.

8 October 2020

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10 May 2020

Does Analysis Group have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Lots of learning and mentorship opportunities

Cons

Variable work-life balance, short deadlines

Lots of learning and mentorship opportunities

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4 July 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Analysis Group?

Pros

You can get a lot of hands-on experience with programming languages and real-world datasets. Managers are generally flexible with working remotely or at odd hours as long as you meet whatever deadlines are set. Most importantly, in my opinion, your coworkers will be (for the most part) both smart and personable. There will be times you hate the job, but you'll usually have people alongside to commiserate with so it doesn't feel quite as bad.

Cons

Especially when a deadline approaches, you will need to be available essentially 24/7. The unpredictability of how much and when you'll be working is tough, but it's especially tough if you go in not expecting it. More generally, managers are also loath to say no to clients, no matter how ridiculous the request. There are also good managers and bad managers. It's significantly worse to be stuck working with a bad manager. The effect is amplified when, after you do one case with that bad manager, you're more likely to get stuck with them again since the good managers have found their people. Promotion decisions are pretty opaque and the number of promotions each office can give is soft capped. You may bust your and not get promoted because your office has to promote more senior people. You are also unable to be promoted more than one level without a graduate degree. Attrition seems to be on the rise, especially in the lower ranks. This is a problem for people left behind on their cases.

Advice to Management

Be more willing to stick up for employees when clients make unreasonable demands. Promote based on merit and only on merit. Provide more incentives for people to stay longer.

There are also good managers and bad managers.

4 July 2018

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29 October 2019

Does there seem to be diversity at Analysis Group?

Pros

- Good compensation - Smart colleagues - Challenging work

Cons

- Senior stakeholders do not want to provide feedback - Don't care about employees only finishing tasks quickly - Absolutely no work life balance - Little racial diversity and non-inclusive environment. questions are received with suspicion, held to a higher performance standard than peers, initiative is seen as over-stepping -The company is constantly hiring as employees work here for a while and prefer to leave. - Would only recommend to people who are willing to trade their 20's for cash

- Little racial diversity and non-inclusive environment.

29 October 2019

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15 September 2020

How is management perceived at Analysis Group?

Pros

There are cons, but the pros definitely outweigh them. There are some talented, friendly people here, as well as competitive benefits and salaries (travel stipend, snacks in the office, occasional office meals). There is a casual dress code and flexible schedule reminiscent of a start-up, but with the stability and structure of a large corporate company. There is a drama-free culture of hands-off management and trust as opposed to micromanaging and bullying present in many corporate companies. Great room for growth in the billing department. I valued my experience working at AG greatly!

Cons

Due to the hands-off nature of management styles, it can be hard to know where you stand, and you can get blindsided by news or updates. The hands-off culture can also be impersonal and anti-social (although this is a plus if you're an introvert).

Advice to Management

Communicate more clearly and try to get to know your employees as people as opposed to a means to an end.

There is a drama-free culture of hands-off management and trust as opposed to micromanaging and bullying present in many corporate companies.

15 September 2020

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