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    Former Employee - Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Dean & Company full-time (more than 3 years)


    The work tends to be very analytical and interesting and the clients are top-tier. The recruiting process is very selective so you'll be awed by some of your classmates. Over the last couple years, the company has made a lot of changes and have promoted VP's to CMO and COO, which seems to have put more focus on growing the client base and improving the internal processes. The case managers on average tend to be pretty good.

    I think this is a great place for a quantitative type to begin learning about business.


    Given that it's a small firm, the work tends to be concentrated in a few clients at any one time. The project flow can be uneven, especially on private equity, so you'll have some 75 hour weeks and other 45 hour weeks. Client contact and travel is uneven across projects.

    The training program is OK, but could use some upgrades

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    The two areas that should be focused on are marketing and training. It would be good to expand into a few more industries but that takes time. Outside training options should be considered.

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Dean & Company Interviews

Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014

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    Analyst Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dean & Company in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Pretty much went straight to a case interview. There was no behavior portion at all. It was a standard merger and acquisition case, but it was a pretty terrible experience given that was my first live case. The interviewer was very nice and led me through the entire case.

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    • What factors would you look at if Music-streaming Company A purchased music-streaming Company B?   Answer Question
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Headquarters Vienna, VA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year

Dean & Company works on complex multi-disciplinary problems that have significant bottom-line implications for its clients. Solutions are tailored to each client based on their needs and individual situation. Dean & Company works primarily with Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds across a range of issues, and brings its disciplined, highly quantitative approach to develop actionable recommendations. The outcome: high impact results on high stakes issues. Founded in 1993 the firm's offices are in Vienna, VA just outside of Washington D.C.

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