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Analysis Group Reviews in Boston, MA

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  • very supportive environment, challenging work, very smart people (in 11 reviews)

  • The job is interesting and challenging (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Uneven work load over time creates challenges for work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Pay is on the lower end considering the long hours (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Economic Consulting

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (less than an year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great place to work with very intelligent economists/statisticians

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in a challenging industry, with some growing pains

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

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work now

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, challenging atmosphere, overall good

    Cons

    Long hours, working weekends occasionally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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