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AlphaSights Reviews

Updated 12 de Nov 2019

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4.0
70%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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AlphaSights CEO Max Cartellieri
Max Cartellieri
179 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of responsibility, fast paced and meritocratic(in 24 reviews)

  • "Great people and plenty talent who are awesome to spend time with, made some genuine friends there and the culture really pushes these relationships(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you are applying, be prepared to work consecutive long hours in this role(in 27 reviews)

  • "The working hours are rigid, and longer than in other professional jobs(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AlphaSights full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great client exposure - Very fast pace, requires quick response and thinking - The support system and career path has become clearer and better across years - Workplace is diverse and energetic, you work with people from all around the world everyday - Good commercial growth, things are KPI / revenue driven here - Not hierarchical at all, you could walk up to a VP any day and make a suggestion or ask a... question

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    Cons

    - Could be stressful if you are not the kind of person to work under pressure / short timeline - Things go on here very fast both on the projects and within the organisation, this can either excites you or make you feel uncomfortable - The company tried to build a strong feedback / coaching culture (which is a good thing), however the quality control and training given to managers are not sufficient to always... ensure a good outcome. Something you need to remind yourself is that this is still a learning organisation and your boss is not a 50 year old working with lots and lots of experiences to tell you what to do; instead you are working with someone similar to your age, who is trying to guide you through your troubles at work. And sometimes, your manager is learning too, so give your honest feedback and also be understanding that this is a young and growing company, not a fortune 500 companies

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    AlphaSights2019-11-13
  2. "Overall, a pretty solid place to start your working career."

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is pretty forward-thinking when it comes to progressiveness with backgrounds, ethnicities, gender, and social preferences. It has a good work-hard, play-hard attitude for employees, and you are given your own opportunity to succed.

    Cons

    There is a lack of HR support when it comes to employee health and wellbeing, considering the intense target metric associates are assessed against, and the working culture can be pretty relentless at times.

    AlphaSights2019-11-11
  3. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant atmosphere, great team work

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

    AlphaSights2019-11-10
  4. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Values the people, hires smart and driven recent college grads

    Cons

    High demands on time and stress

    AlphaSights2019-10-29
  5. "Accounts Receivable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time

    Pros

    Career progression is definitely a pro.

    Cons

    Work life balance and long hours.

    AlphaSights2019-10-28
  6. "2019 Summer associate, following full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AlphaSights full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work with

    Cons

    Long hours and lots ot delays

    AlphaSights2019-10-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "1st Year Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work

    Cons

    minimal career trajectory, gossipy

    AlphaSights2019-10-31
  8. Helpful (2)

    "The absolute best place to start a commercial career"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AlphaSights full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -The most talented, ambitious and international people. - Genuine culture of rapid responsibility, development and improvement. - The harder you work, the more you get paid. - If you have a good idea, you can run with it. - Fantastic exposure to senior leadership, who are by and large outstanding.

    Cons

    - The working hours are rigid, and longer than in other professional jobs. - We were chronically understaffed, which was good for maximising individual metrics, but bad for the client experience.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to stay close and accessible to the new/junior people. Resist the creep of process (and blockers) for process' sake. Both challenges of the scale-up.

    AlphaSights2019-10-09
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Job I've Had"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good variety of snacks and drinks

    Cons

    1. Management is utterly inexperienced and are just promoted based on the fact they have been there for 2 years because most associates leave before they even finish the 2 years there. There is no respect for decent work hours and managers make you feel guilty about attending a 1 hour gym class AFTER work, even though you continue with work after you finish the class. 2. Managers would constantly belittle you... and make you feel "stupid" for things that are out of your control. They also don't take your concerns seriously and tell you that "life is unfair, deal with it" when you voice out a concern regarding having the unfairness of being stuck in a team with difficult clients and being judged on the same KPI 3. VPs are even worse because most of them are not even close to being mature or experienced enough to handle the role. A number of them are petty and will call you out for minor things such as "not wishing good morning sincere enough" or not "giving enough eye contact" even though you're swamped at work.

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    Advice to Management

    There is no need to give any advice because a number of people have tried and they have not changed anything

    AlphaSights2019-11-06
  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at AlphaSights full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    lots of autonomy within the company

    Cons

    a lot of responsibility

    AlphaSights2019-09-26
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