AlixPartners Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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AlixPartners Chief Executive Officer Fred Crawford
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  1.  

    Relentlessly focused on tangible results at the C-level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    Good compensation; interview process weeds out the nasties and the slouches so everyone you're working with is top-notch

    Cons

    100% travel is expected and the small group of employees can feel disjointed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to work at a highly respected firm, successful in the market, growing smartly. You get to work on great projects that "Really Matter" (firm mantra) to clients.

    Cons

    Leadership is in evolution and teh firm is growing, there are growing pains in certain areas. But, leadership seems aware and is constantly communicating about programs underway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep speaking to the staff and demonstrate action.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful experience and wonderful people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Work with some of the best people on exciting and challenging projects. Everyone is smart and hard-working. I have enjoyed working here every day.

    Cons

    It can be difficult sometimes to bat with the best. Also, it is pretty siloed, you have to put a lot of effort into making connections with people in other groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More work events would be nice. Could use the time to build connections with people in other communities.

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  5.  

    New to technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are excellent! They treat their people really well and have a great culture.

    Cons

    Some people are set in their ways and that mentality halts production and makes more work for other teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company! Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Old Boys Club Mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation. Presence of world class industry leaders drives performance. The work is challenging and demanding - but in a way that pushes you forward. No matter how senior an MD or other leader may be, they are willing to roll up their sleeves and dig into the work to get the job done.

    Cons

    Lack of defined expectations/development plan, leadership is not transparent, raises/promotions aren't common for women and there is no such thing as work/life balance. The culture is abrasive and leadership lacks understanding of employee needs. If you aren't the type to chum it up with the boys then your career will be short lived at AlixPartners. Favoritism is rampant and top contributors are often overlooked because of it. Institutionalized sexism is strong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good reputation can only carry a company so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Work on challenging engagements that highly relevant to our clients.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Work with top notch people that are interested in achieving results for our clients.

    Cons

    Intense situations that can be very demanding

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    When it really matters... AlixPartners delivers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Very interesting and important project work for companies everyone has heard of
    2. An incredibly high level of engagement with the work, you, as a consultant are tasked to do -- the ability to lead and prove yourself at a very meritocratic firm
    3. Vast amounts of autonomy (could be a con for some)
    4. Incredible colleagues and a true collegial atmosphere -- many of them are THE experts in their fields
    5. Above market pay

    Cons

    1. AlixPartners-y-ness: Culturally, either you will fit here or you won't -- there is little middle ground
    2. The interview process is difficult, especially with the psychometric tests that are administered (this isn't necessarily a purely negative thing but does make recruitment hard)
    3. Firm growth has accelerated over the past year with AlixPartners' acquisition by CVC... too much too soon may be bad for the culture
    4. Poor knowledge management... although it is getting better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing most things right -- make sure to groom the next wave of leadership from within as it will be superior to bringing in MD's from the outside in the long run given AlixPartners' unique culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company has not managed it's growing headcount well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    The company pays very well and there are a number of nice perks. The kitchens are stocked with soda and snacks. Employees technical needs are well taken care of and internal tech support is the best I've experienced.

    Cons

    Consultants have a very high opinion of themselves, behave rudely, and don't work well together as a team. There is a lot of unethical behavior occurring. Going out for expensive dinners with several bottles of wine and cocktails and charging it all to the customer seems to be the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great projects, great exposure to senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Enterprise Improvement in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Enterprise Improvement in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Data driven work, great exposure to senior management and PE folks
    - Good investment in people, great growth

    Cons

    -travel and the compromises which go with it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no real advice at this point

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate (Performance Improvement) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate (Performance Improvement) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - High exposure to C-suite
    - Very talented, senior level colleagues

    Cons

    - Travel can get old
    - Lack of transparency in bonus structure (bonuses are very good though)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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