Alsbridge Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
19 Reviews
3.4
19 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A highly structured, innovative and professional consulting company with enthusiastic leadership and great consultants.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Alsbridge

    Pros

    Very professional company to work for. The best consulting talent I have encountered in 25 years and a very strong leadership team. Forward looking and passionate executives with a drive to get the best out of people and technology.

    Cons

    None that I have experienced. Alsbridge is a growing force in consulting and expects a lot from its people and its people expect the same from the firm. This is as it should be in a premium consulting company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to give open feedback on the challenges and successes. Maintain client focus. Capture and exceed client expectations.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great team and atmosphere!

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

    I have been working at Alsbridge

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, thought leadership, communication skills, and effective teamwork set the tone to our work environment. You're able to work with some incredibly smart people on today’s most challenging business problems while making a direct impact on our clients. By working on the continuous challenges that our clients face, you leverage your skill set while continuing to grow and develop your expertise in our space. Arguably you are working with the best.

    They have great guides to professional development. Additionally, the review process is thorough and provides a good feedback on your performance as well as opportunities for improvement.

    Cons

    The only real downside is the amount of travel. But if you want to be in Managing Consulting, then you'll face that issue at any firm. (Although it provides a lot of miles & hotel awards)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership....

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great team at Alsbridge!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

    I have been working at Alsbridge

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, thought leadership, communication skills, and effective teamwork set the tone to our work environment. You're able to work with some incredibly smart people on today’s most challenging business problems while making a direct impact on our clients. By working on the continuous challenges that our clients face, you leverage your skill set while continuing to grow and develop your expertise in our space. Arguably you are working with the best.

    They have great guides to professional development. Additionally, the review process is thorough and provides a good feedback on your performance as well as opportunities for improvement.

    Cons

    The only real downside is the amount of travel. But if you want to be in Managing Consulting, then you'll face that issue at any firm. (Although it provides a lot of miles & hotel awards)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership....

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    If this is the best place you have worked, then you haven't been around the block

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Alsbridge

    Pros

    When you have downtime the company doesn't expect you to jump on a plane or drive into the office to just be seen. You are allowed to work your schedule from home.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are not very smart. See below where one person posted the same information giving glowing review multiple times.

    I have worked for a couple of different consulting firms and several fortune 100 companies. If you want to work someplace where you can make decisions, be creative or kick around ideas, keep looking. Ben Trowbridge has a firm grip on all decisions and if the idea wasn't Ben's it is not a good idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax and give up some control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management greed and no / small bonus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Alsbridge

    Pros

    The benefits are very good for a small company. The company has great people with deep domain experience. If the employees stayed for more than 6 months, this could be a great company.

    Cons

    The CEO hires very talented people, but he micromanages ever decision. There are multiple stories about the CEO searching the Internet for best deals on items that cost $15 -$100. The CEO doesn't trust anyone. Several times I heard a story about the CEO hiring a private eye to follow an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hire smart people, listen to them and give them a chance. Provide employees timely feedback on their performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Alsbridge review.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

    I have been working at Alsbridge

    Pros

    Overall, since 100 words are required, I would say that there is a very good benefits program for a small firm. The compensation program is a good one overall with a reasonable base for other benefits to be based on. The firm has continued to grow while other firms have been laying off and having difficulty.

    Cons

    The bonus program is a somewhat mystical and although there is a formula in terms of the types of activities you are expected to complete during the course of the year, as a private company, we do not end up seeing what the total bonus pool is. We also do not receive updates on the financials of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personally, I do not feel that this is the proper forum for feedback to management. My feedback to management will be directly to management and not through a web site.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you are looking for a secure place to work, this is not your employer.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Alsbridge

    Pros

    Small firm that is growing

    Cons

    THE CEO is a control freak, who rarely gives praise nor is open to ideas from employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People management is a skill that should be practiced. Talking with your people and getting to know them is important. Most employees are on edge and always aware they can be fired at any time for any reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    There are much better firms out there, don't fall for the glitter

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    Former Employee - Xxxxx  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Xxxxx in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Alsbridge

    Pros

    The pay was decent, but don't count on a bonus. There is always a reason for no or a small bonus. Leadership could sell an Eskimo ice water.

    Cons

    There is only one person smart enough to make decision in the company and it is not you. Need to spend $50 on something minor, it is easier to pay for it out of your pocket than to go to the top for a decision.

    It appears the company is being built for a sale in 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring smart people, you don't use their talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revolving door of talent.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at Alsbridge

    Pros

    Great thought leadership and potential within the rank and file; good methodologies and intent to provide value for customers.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is narcissistic and runs the organization like a dictatorship. The turnover is tremendous as consultants are not respected and cast away as easily as they are hired. There is a very apparent need to be "liked" to succeed as well as a pecking order, if you are not liked your doomed. The company has no desire to develop or create a positive atmosphere for talent to flourish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your colleagues with a little respect and trust their abilities; stop hiring people to simply drive them out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not as it seems

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Alsbridge

    Pros

    Brand name; experience across HRO, ITO and FAO; work/life balance - flexible working.

    Cons

    Very little chance to operate across difference practices - get silo'd in ITO, HRO or FAO; uninspirational leadership; no opportunity to work on projects with peers from the US; "too many chiefs and not enough Indians" - top heavy;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspire your team to take them along with you in peaks and troughs.

    No opinion of CEO

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