AlixPartners Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
37 Reviews
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AlixPartners Chief Executive Officer Fred Crawford
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  1.  

    New to technology

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    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are excellent! They treat their people really well and have a great culture.

    Cons

    Some people are set in their ways and that mentality halts production and makes more work for other teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company! Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great projects, great exposure to senior management

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    Current Employee - Vice President Enterprise Improvement  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Enterprise Improvement in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time for less than a year

    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
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turnaround & Restructuring Services

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The firm has a great reputation in the industry. The client delivery people are very good. Good place to start your career in restructuring.

    Cons

    There is very little room for advancement beyond the director level and there are a lot of director level employees. Interim management opportunities primarily go to managing directors.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but overgrown.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Smart people. Interesting engagements with opportunities to work on high profile cases. Good benefits and sense of family. Results oriented.

    Cons

    Lack of direction within the firm. Lack of career guidance particularly at senior levels. Spotty communications.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Position to Permanent

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Very flexible with time off and personal matters.
    Excellent contract rates.
    Very independent work environment, little micro-managing.
    Great, respectful management.

    Cons

    Transition from contract to permanent position is brutal.
    Little to no feedback about what to expect regarding contract.
    Rate is drastically cut from contract to permanent position.
    Earned bonus program is poorly structured - you actually get paid less as you work more.
    Will bring you contract at a different title, then bump you down once you "convert" over to permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't string along contract employees after you put them through the stringent tests. If they meet all the psychological/IQ testing criteria, you should know that those type of employees do not want to have their careers strung along.

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  7.  

    Generally good

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Competitive salary, interesting projects, decent bonuses

    Cons

    Lost some of the friendly culture as the firm has grown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont go public

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  8.  

    Great place to work if you want to be in consulting

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Great place to go to work on high impact situations.
    Very interesting client work.

    Cons

    The travel is tough on work/life balance

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Very entrepreneurial company, very fast pace, everyone is friendly but busy, lots of road warriors at client sites.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Smaller companies offer great learning opportunities so I really expanded my skills and experience.

    Cons

    Administrative "back office" staff is always second fiddle to client facing staff, which is likely true at most consulting firms, so it's tough to build a business case for change.

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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work on important problems, but demands a high degree of self-reliance from its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    1) Work on very interesting, challenging and important client issues and cases
    2) Work with some of the premier organizations in the world - financial institutions, investors. law firms, and other professionals
    3) Colleagues within AlixPartners are highly capable individuals, and generally good team players as well as strong individual contributors
    4) Entrepreneurial environment encourages staff consultants to grow their own business
    5) Lack of rigidity - boundaries are fluid and individuals have latitude to define roles and pursue their interests within the overall construct of the Firm's practices
    5) Lack of bureaucracy

    Cons

    1) Firm lacks some of the supporting infrastructure of larger competitors, which places somewhat more burden on the individual in developing business
    2) Low leverage model sometimes results in senior consultants doing work that would be more appropriate to junior consultants in a high leverage model
    3) High hurdle to becoming a partner means that many senior directors within the company are likely to remain so

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    Great experience up until you're ready to make Managing Director

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at AlixPartners

    Pros

    - Great colleagues; senior consultants hail from McKinsey, AT Kearney, and Booz
    - Collegial culture with minimal politics
    - Highly accessible partners; I can call the head of EI or CEO at any time and they'll actually talk to me
    - Distressed clientele makes for high pressure, interesting, and relevant work
    - No micromanagement; small, senior teams means you are on your own from Day 1
    - No up or out unless you're a poor performer; you can be a career Director
    - Earned bonus model means the more hours you bill, the more money you make

    Cons

    - Very difficult to make partner as the hurdle is set at having established your own book of business (almost all current partners were established at other firms prior to joining Alix)
    - National staffing model means you're always on the road
    - Distressed clients requires 5 days on site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place emphasis on actively grooming Directors to be Managing Directors, or else they will keep leaving for other opportunities.

    Recommends
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