Analysis Group Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Analysis Group President & CEO Martha S. Samuelson
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Pros
  • very supportive environment, challenging work, very smart people (in 11 reviews)

  • Interesting and challenging casework (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There is very little work life balance despite the insistence by the CEO that the firm strives to achieve it (in 16 reviews)

  • At its worst, it's long hours of rather droll work (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roslindale, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roslindale, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is interesting, they care about their employees, great benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours, work sometimes gets tedious. No promotions unless you have MBA or Masters


  2. Helpful (2)

    Smart and Kind Colleagues

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every firm strives for values and culture it can't quite achieve. However, compared to other firms I have worked at, the partners at Analysis Group make a genuine effort towards these goals. The people here are smart, kind, and understanding. The partners are friendly and approachable, and some of them are really great about providing active mentoring. The firm is very meritocratic. Because you are not assigned to a specific partner and there is no central case assignment system, the quality of your work will depend on what kind of cases you will be able to work on and the types of responsibilities you will get. If you are doing great, the word will spread quickly, and you will be sought after. If you are struggling, managers may be understanding, but it may become harder for you find interesting work and challenging assignments, especially due to budget and time constraints on projects.

    Other small benefits are great. The kitchen is always stocked with organic fresh fruit, breakfast and snack items, and all sorts of drinks. There are often free food and lunch around. The office spaces are modern and well-taken care of.

    Training at the Boston office is very well-organized. I think other offices do not have any much formal training.

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is challenging at sometimes. However, unless I am really needed physically at the office, I do feel the freedom to leave and log back in at home. Most managers are fine with it as long as you are effectively doing your job and meeting deadlines.
    - Attorneys and experts in some cases can have very difficult personalities. It's the nature of the service industry to put up with their idiosyncratic preferences and cater to their whim. Many clients are great to work with it, but some can have unreasonable demands. Again, this is the downside of litigation consulting, not anything specific to Analysis Group.

    Advice to Management

    - The lack of a central case assignment system means that there are informational asymmetries. It can take a while to find new projects after you are finished with one. The company can do a better job of coordinating work and connecting individuals with availability with managers looking to staff their cases.


  3. Economic Consulting

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working alongside focused, intelligent, and diligent economic minds. Many opportunities to develop programming, statistical, model building skills. Excellent introduction to big data.

    Cons

    At its best, it's fascinating work from the meta (economic theory, major industry players, precident setting litigations) to the minutia (modeling development, programming, document reviews). At its worst, it's long hours of rather droll work.


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  5. Great place to work with very intelligent economists/statisticians

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people, experts in economics, kind atmosphere, intellectually stimulating work, great place to learn statistical modeling and programming, high profile clients, lots of work and room for expansion

    Cons

    They say that there is a lot of freedom to try projects in different industry areas, but in reality that is quite difficult to do. Unlike the bigger consulting firms, there isn't a strong people operations function/team that coordinates project choice and flow among analysts and associates to ensure that people enjoy their work.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the culture of the firm and in people operations. Conduct happiness surveys to gauge how employees feel.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company in a challenging industry, with some growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are incredibly smart, friendly and collaborative - some of the best colleagues I've ever had the pleasure of working with. They've done a great job on the hiring front by filtering out people with outsized egos.

    Cons

    The nature of the industry makes it nearly impossible to maintain a healthy balance between work and life. The clients are mostly lawyers whose schedules are at the whim of the very whimsical US legal system, and consequently so are the folks at Analysis Group.

    The staffing model is a little unusual for a consulting firm, and while it may have served the company well at a lower headcount, it doesn't seem to have scaled very effectively. It's increasingly difficult for new people to overcome entrenched working relationships and seek new/interesting work opportunities within the firm. This makes a new hire's initial case team placement a crucial decision which, unfortunately, he/she has little input on.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work now

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, challenging atmosphere, overall good

    Cons

    Long hours, working weekends occasionally


  8. hit for most, miss for some

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart and hard-working people who will help you out when you need a hand or otherwise lend moral support. HR involves analysts in the recruiting process and does a good job screening for personality fit (detail-oriented and logical but personable and team player). Who doesn't love seeing their cases in the WSJ? Former analysts who returned are usually good managers. Offices are nice, good facilities and most importantly ever-improving lunch options in Back Bay area. Annual Boston/NYC/Montreal ski trip is a highlight. Analysts generally insulated from dull case administration tasks and can focus on research. Nobody breathing over your shoulder and people generally okay with some personal email or web surfing to decompress as long as you don't bill it. Wow your friends at parties with Excel tricks.

    Cons

    Easy to get in a rut if you can't get off of tedious cases or dysfunctional teams, must be proactive at finding interesting work and running ASAP from soul numbing projects. Expectations seem to differ across offices with some promoting nearly all their analysts "early" and others none, even though in theory all the partners make these calls. Healthcare work has been spinning off into its own culture for past couple years so analyst unity has taken a hit. Training is piecemeal and strangely timed throughout the year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue giving analysts flexibility to determine their own paths and having a more hands off approach. Encourage company cohesiveness as it grows through more staff events.



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