Alvarez & Marsal
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www.alvarezandmarsal.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Alvarez & Marsal Co-Founders & Co-CEOs Tony Alvarez II & Bryan P. Marsal

Tony Alvarez II & Bryan P. Marsal

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    Great business culture; suffering corporate culture...

    Support Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery interesting and diverse people

    ConsPolitics involved with the corporate department thus providing a higher than usual turnover rate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart actively paying attention to the wants and complaints of your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inconsistent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere are some smart people, and some interesting engagements. Lots of opportunity to work with former industry operators, some of whom are very good. Good work/life balance. Nice people for the most part.

    ConsMany senior resources are of very poor quality, lacking basic consulting skills. This can make projects very frustrating for those with a consulting background. I would advise undergrads and recent MBAs to go elsewhere, as you can't be guaranteed to learn a consulting skillset at A&M.

    There is a very heavy sales culture, which leads to overselling and often to underdelivery. There's a lot of talk about putting clients first, but management cares exclusively about the top line. .

    The senior-most leadership at A&M is extremely conservative. It is an old-boys club, and this seems to make meaningful career advancement difficult to impossible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on client value, not sales. Cash-oriented compensation model based on restructuring legacy is illogical. Improve overall quality at SD/MD level, it can't just be about their rolodex. Revise career path model.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great firm, but not easy to build a career

    Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat brand in restructuring/turnaround/performance improvement

    ConsPoor resource management; many silos

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Arthur Andersen recreated?

    Partner (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proswell known player in restructuring and PE

    Consinsider and family dominated more than you would expect

    Advice to Senior Managementbring in more outsiders

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    Work in consulting, not in corporate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIf you're a consultant, you're probably working with bright, talented people who have come from all over to work with other bright, talented people.

    ConsThe loyal and lazy are treated with impunity. The loyal and hard-working aren't rewarded as they should be. Getting buy-in for corporate projects can be a nightmare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the visionaries be visionary. Don't settle for mediocrity.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience and $$, Bad Attitude and Work/Life Balance

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat Compensation
    Smart co-workers and bosses
    Projects can be interesting
    Can learn a lot, be exposed to a lot
    Project teams vary, so you get to work with different people and styles
    Travel, if you like it

    ConsHours can be unreasonable for long periods of time (depending on project & team)
    Work can be tedious and boring (depending on project & team)
    Travel, it gets old being away from home more days than not
    Management has an attitude, important to be part of the good old boys club
    As time goes on, there is more and more deceit - with the client, with the clients advisors and amongst ourselves, etc - it's tough to keep the story straight when working with people, and it makes for an uncomfortable environment
    Cut-throat atmosphere amongst peers, a culture where putting others down can help you get promoted
    The culture and values they say they believe in (family first, not pumping hours...) are not actually there in practice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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