Analysis Group Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated March 11, 2014
Updated March 11, 2014
69 Reviews

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

  • The job is interesting and challenging (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work-life balance, which isn't a bad thing in itself if you like what you're doing (in 12 reviews)

  • At its worst, it's long hours of rather droll work (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Well-Run Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees are smart, interesting people that I enjoyed having as colleagues. Management is great and treats employees very well. Training for new employees is very good and I learned a lot from working there.

    Cons

    While the day to day work was very enjoyable, there was not a huge positive societal impact. Also, hours could sometimes be high, but I found them to be overall reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great compensation, smart people, and the company cares about you

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive, working with lawyers is painful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people more variety of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Top-notch reputation and quality; great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High expectations combined with a culture of genuinely nice colleagues who go out of their way to pitch in and who are invested in you personally. Theme is "if we're all in this together, let's make this as pleasant as possible for each other." Firm continues to gain national prominence and is growing rapidly.

    Cons

    Sometimes long, unpredictable hours, but it's the same as with all client-driven industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the firm continues to grow rapidly, senior management needs to continue to invest in the AG culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging work for bright and motivated people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Non-hierarchical. If you have great ideas then people want to hear them.
    - Dedicated professionals who care about delivering a quality product.
    - Senior management recognizes achievements large and small
    - Good mix of quantitative and qualitative analysis. AG excels at developing rigorous quantitative analyses and communicating them in ways that are accessible to people without the same level of quantitative expertise.
    - The work is relevant, important, and challenging.
    - The company has grown every year in recent memory, including during the financial crisis.

    Cons

    - The obvious downside to working on challenging projects is that they sometimes require long hours or work on weekends. While this job certainly isn't 9-to-5, I don't know of many intellectually challenging jobs that are. The upside to the occasional late night or weekend is that senior management is generally quick to recognize when people go above and beyond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide opportunities for bright and motivated young professionals to take on responsibility and ownership of large and important projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    universal competence, frequent brilliance, great culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are all, at least, very smart. Several coworkers border on brilliant. This would be intimidating if the culture were not so casual. That guy down the hall with a Ph.D. from MIT, who taught at Harvard for a bit, he goes by Bill and his door is always open. AG is a great place to learn and grow in an environment where excellence is the norm. This is especially true for analysts. The firm knows you'll be moving on to grad school after a few years. Top b-schools not only regularly accept AG analysts, they actually come and actively recruit on an annual basis. The firm is supportive enough to cater lunches for these presentations and hold work shops for not just the analysts who will be applying to grad schools, but also the senior managers who will be writing their recommendations.

    Cons

    Analysts are expected to navigate the informal "labor market" largely through their own initiative. This can be stressful and intimidating, though it ultimately gives an unbelievable amount of flexibility in terms of finding work and coworkers that you enjoy. Hours can be tough to predict, and when they get bad, they can stay that way for weeks on end. Expensable meals and cab vouchers ease the burden, but these stretches can be rough. It isn't impossible to self-select away from the type of cases that get crazy though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it informal, continue to encourage camaraderie both in and out of the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great alternative to academia.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours/dress code, collegial environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Not the top paying job?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need PhD's that can manage analysts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group

    Pros

    The work at Analysis Group is very interesting. There are always a lot of projects based on a wide variety of industries and topics. The employees are all very smart and humble. There are very few arrogant employees. The organization is very flat and most of the managers are approachable and always will make time to talk. There are also a lot of great amenities in the office, such as bottled water, soft drinks, snacks, cereal, etc.

    Cons

    The types of projects are limited and can be repetitive. Some of the managers are ineffective and do a poor job both managing employees and also managing client expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The semi-annual review processed could be improved with more quantitative ratings. Also their should be more professional development resources available to analysts, especially more focusing on soft skills like presenting, communicating, and managing teams.

    Recommends
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