AlixPartners

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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
46 Reviews
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46 Reviews
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AlixPartners Chief Executive Officer Fred Crawford
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  1.  

    Fast-paced work that actually delivers change

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    • 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

    A relentless focus on the dollars and management of companies; Working exclusively with the C-suite and Board rather than consulting to middle management.

    Cons

    100% travel can erode work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work with the best

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

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

    Pros

    -As many have said before, your team will be the most experienced and smartest people you will ever work with
    -Assigned mentor that may or may not take pride in developing your career
    -Great Perks; Extremely generous benefits
    -High-profile assignments

    Cons

    -Constant traveling
    -Extremely rigid interviewing process
    -Work-life balance isn't a top priority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Reward those that travel
    -Allow for staffing to be more transparent

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    You'll work hard here but worth it - it's a great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with bright and driven people, challenged on daily basis, good compensation, AP pays 100% of health insurance premiums, good dental and vision too

    Cons

    Travel can be constant if you're in FAS. Life on the road has its pluses (nice meals, nice hotels, frequent flyer points and miles) but living out of a suitcase gets old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to lessen the travel by making the teams larger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Gentleman's club with little diversity and harsh culture

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

    I worked at AlixPartners

    Pros

    - decent pay and benefit
    - close interaction with senior management
    - good project delivery can be competitive to MBB
    - some people are top and well established in the industry

    Cons

    - gentlemen's club culture; corporate value is very outdated, even though they pretend to be cool
    - politics can be very serious; they fire people easily
    - all arrogant white male; in some project, team work is a joke
    - they like talking about knowledge accumulation, but it's mostly people who don't really read or think innovatively copy and paste from other consulting reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be intelligent, be caring, be diverse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    New to technology

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    • 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
  10.  

    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

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    When it really matters... AlixPartners delivers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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