AlixPartners

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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
48 Reviews
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AlixPartners Chief Executive Officer Fred Crawford
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    Smart Company.. Smart Employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    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

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

    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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    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
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  5.  

    New to technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (less than an 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
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great projects, great exposure to senior management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turnaround & Restructuring Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but overgrown.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Position to Permanent

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Generally good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work if you want to be in consulting

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

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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