AlphaSights

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AlphaSights Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
75 Reviews
4.4
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AlphaSights Managing Director Max Cartellieri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are given a lot of responsibility from the start--very hands on learning (in 6 reviews)

  • Work/life balance: not big on facetime, which is a major plus (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes long hours during the busy times of the year, but otherwise no real cons that concern me (in 13 reviews)

  • The nature of the work can feel repetitive at times, but the constantly changing project dynamic helps mitigate that effect (in 3 reviews)

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    Systems Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlphaSights

    Pros

    Great place good work life balance

    Cons

    Not much that I could think of

  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    The company culture, career development opportunities, and employee ambition and teamwork is unparalleled.

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

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time

    Pros

    - Career development: running projects for clients quickly and running a team in a year
    - Management & training
    - Openness
    - Culture: parties, young, smart, similarly minded but diverse perspectives
    - Growth (personal and company)
    - Opportunities: promotion, initiatives, meeting great people
    - Always changing, so it's always interesting -- great if you like flexibility and problem solving
    - Learn many industries quickly

    Cons

    - Long hours compared to non-finance job -- relative and depends on perspective
    - It's really great! Besides hours, no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! There's such a great culture, and we all have to work on maintaining that and our drive as we continue to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 15 people found this helpful  

    Great Company!

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

    I worked at AlphaSights as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    AlphaSights is filled with people that truly care about the company. Everyone is willing to help in a collaborative way, mutually-beneficial way. Everyone is given a high-level of responsibility on day one.

    Cons

    None at the moment. Could not have asked for a better summer internship. Hours are long but go by quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging individuals to take on additional responsibilities. More interaction between NYC, London, Hong Kong, and Dubai would be interesting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 14 people found this helpful  

    Fun, Challenging, and Creative Work Environment

    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time

    Pros

    Excited to go to work everyday. You work in and learn about a new sector or industry everyday -- always a new challenge. Management does a great job fostering a creative, fun environment, and encouraging employees to innovate and create initiates to improve the work place.

    Cons

    Analyst role is extremely fast-paced, and can get rather overwhelming at times. Some people seem to thrive off this, while it can be quite challenging for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work to maintain excellent company culture during this period of rapid growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Startup golden days may have past, still a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst

    I worked at AlphaSights as an intern

    Pros

    AlphaSights wants you to be involved in the company and with the people. It's a young, energetic, ambitious group of people. There are always company events. The office is awesome - everyone has multiple monitors, apple macbook airs. The kitchen is always stocked with food and snacks. There's a basketball hoop and ping pong table. There is a positive energy at the office. Days go by fairly quickly

    Cons

    The culture is fading. During recruitment, culture is highly emphasized. The sheer growth of the company (good thing) has limited the opportunities for entrepreneurship within the firm, so people can't be as ambitious as they once were. People may be underemployed. Most employees are top school/ivy league grads making calls and scheduling during the day. Relationships in the office, because of fast growth, are transitory - surface level conversations. Not sure what exit opportunities there are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide realistic job previews to job applicants.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 14 people found this helpful  

    A good place to start your career

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

    I have been working at AlphaSights as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and nice people

    Cons

    Long hours in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More trainings to the employees

  8. 23 people found this helpful  

    AlphaSights: An Expertly Crafted Illusion

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst

    I worked at AlphaSights full-time

    Pros

    AlphaSights is a really interesting company, by expertly maintaining a startup culture they keep employees happy despite that they’re being paid under the market rate for monotonous work that lacks any form of intellectual stimulation.

    Many people will be happy working here, my only advice to current and prospective employees is to really think about what you're being offered in exchange for the work you are doing.

    Cons

    Most of the daily work consists of looking people up on linkedin, calling people on the phone, and scheduling phone calls for clients, none of which is intellectually stimulating in any way. The only skill that you will take away from this job is the ability to speak on the phone, which you will get very good at.

    It is amazing to see how a fun culture can make almost everyone at this company ok with being paid so little to live in NYC and work 60+ hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incredibly impressed with your ability to maintain this illusion and keep employees happy. A prime example of how important company culture can be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 13 people found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunity to grow personally, intellectually, and distinguish yourself from day one

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growth, challenging yet stimulating work and problem solving, great company culture. This company really believes that people are their strongest asset, and hey hire accordingly. I have never been around this many smart, driven, and fun people in one place. The opportunities are endless and if you are willing to compete and innovate, this is the place for a steep career trajectory. The firm also grows very organically and awards promotions and increasing responsibility very quickly to those who stand out.

    Cons

    Not a con for me, but there are many elements of friendly competition and performance can be quantified to a certain extent so there is no hiding behind the desk and scraping by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and keep finding new ways to keep the company culture this fun, intimate, and unique. Given this explosive growth, it can be difficult to keep everyone engaged, but the genuine investment of people into their work and the company is what makes this place exceptional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 13 people found this helpful  

    AlphaSights encourages innovation, promotes diversity, demands a work-life balance, and respects its employees.

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

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

    Pros

    personal growth, immense responsibility from day 1, recognizes employee contributions, positive and motivating view of company's trajectory from the top down, great company and office culture, fun perks (summer trip, food in office, games)

    Cons

    health care plan, paid once a month (UK policy)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage innovation and the work-life balance and demand that our company culture remains the same, even as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 12 people found this helpful  

    Great start point for bright, ambitious individuals looking to constantly learn

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

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

    Pros

    - personal and professional development
    - company core values
    - team environment
    - office space
    - company outings and events
    - company culture
    - accessible leadership
    - flat, meritocratic structure

    Cons

    - benefits/compensation not on par with other firms (specific to NYC) competing for bright young professionals out of college but completely expected given the young nature of the firm as a whole (founded 2008)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investing in new, young talent while strictly maintaining company core values will be one of the best ways to move the company forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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