AlixPartners

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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast-paced work that actually delivers change

    • 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

    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.  

    Wonderful firm

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

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

    Pros

    1. Amazingly challenging projects
    2. Very high level of autonomy
    3. Extremely smart and driven colleagues
    4. Everyone always expects the best,l which drives everyone to work at the maximum level
    5. Great compensation and attractive benefits
    6. The Perks. Meals, events, bonuses, conferences. AlixPartners treats their employees well
    7. Work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    1. Lack of direction. You are in charge of your own career. If you do not make an conscious, constant effort to self-promote and network, you will be lost in the shadows. Sometimes it can be impossible to know where you're headed.

    2. Lots of plans and lots of talk however until whatever you've been promised actually happens, don't believe it for a second. This applies to promotions, staffing , length of time on an engagement, etc.

    3. Unbelievably high expectations and relentless working hours

    4. Often feels like a bunch of small specialised teams rather than a cohesive company. A bit decentralized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more on career development. Keep the culture the same while growing the firm.

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  3.  

    Work with the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place for Making a Real Difference in High Impact Operational and Financial Restructuring Situations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the most interesting high profile operational and financial turnaround and restructuring situations worldwide
    Extremely high calibre of people with good mix of professional services and real-life experience
    Small experienced teams of people who can do the job and deliver the results
    Complete focus on doing the right thing and delivering value to the client
    Excellent reputation with previous clients and very high degree of repeat clients
    Strong presence across PE sector and increasingly in large Global corporates
    Excellent career development opportunities and compensation package

    Cons

    Great place for career development, but you need to take ownership of your career development
    Lots of travel and work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the on-going communication regarding overall strategy and direction for the firm
    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  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.  

    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

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11.  

    great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    hands on, real impact for clients

    Cons

    low leverage model can be challenging

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