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Analysis Group Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
70 Reviews
4.0
70 Reviews
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Analysis Group President & CEO Martha S. Samuelson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • very supportive environment, challenging work, very smart people (in 11 reviews)

  • The job is interesting and challenging (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work-life balance, which isn't a bad thing in itself if you like what you're doing (in 12 reviews)

  • At its worst, it's long hours of rather droll work (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Option Straight Out of College

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    1. Incredible work life balance for the pay. You are paid as much as management consultants but you don't do the Mon-Thurs travel, the crazy hours and you work for people who are dramatically more laid back.
    2. The pay per hour is far better than other jobs with comparable salaries because you work so many fewer hours (most analysts in the DC office average 40-45 hours per week).
    3. Great exit opportunities especially if you want to get an MBA. They only expect you to hang around for 2.5 years roughly, they help you apply to MBA school and everyone seems to get into fantastic schools (Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, MIT, UPenn etc. etc.)
    4. Great benefits.

    Cons

    1. The work can be monotonous and somewhat mechanical at times

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Net-net positive but initial placement typically determines what you will be working on during your tenure.

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people at AG are really smart and at the analyst level, the camaraderie is unparalleled.

    Cons

    Ones success at AG is highly dependent on things such as initial case placement. During interviews, people at AG will tell you about the "internal labor market" and how this "allows you to work on what interests you." While it is true that there is an internal labor market, it is very difficult to switch practice areas.

    Another issue with AG is that the bonuses do not reflect the amount you work. MBS analysts, for example, work long hours and are expected to be on call at all times. On the other hand, some of the healthcare and healthcare litigation people have extremely tame schedules. Despite the huge differences in the amount these analysts work, their bonuses are typically within $3,000-5,000 of each other.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Good

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High profile work
    Nice people
    Less demanding than investment banking
    Good life work balance

    Cons

    Cant think of any yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good workplace

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people. Variety of projects and practice areas.

    Cons

    Uneven work load over time creates challenges for work life balance.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Growing Firm that is well run, but the lifestyle is challenging

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great smart people all over the place; seemingly intelligence acquired through osmosis. Alot of job security, very interesting and dynamic work, flat structure, good benefits, decent pay (better at other cities relatively) and great supportive system and culture for one to develop and hone their skills

    Cons

    The career prospects are relatively stagnant as it is not so much a meritocracy and more of a tenure-based promotion. Those in high positions have no reason to leave and so top down it is very clogged. Few exit strategies exist for those in litigation, and the longer you are here the harder it is to sell yourself as you don't really master any one thing. You kind of are stuck...not the worst place to be stuck but still...Also it is lawyer hours without the lawyer pay, so don't buy the "work/life balance" the company tries to advertise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Uneven experience both across offices and across areas of focus

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some phenomenal people who work at this company. They are smart, caring, technically proficient, and good mentors. In addition, in some offices AG is a great place to learn various technical skills. HEOR work offers a lot of work-life balance and opportunities to get published. It also is by far the most intellectually stimulating and coding heavy, which is helpful with future jobs.

    Cons

    Litigation work, which makes up the majority of the workload, is soul-crushing, tedious and labor-intensive. The pay is the same across the country which means that if you work in NYC or the Bay Area, you're getting paid much less in real terms than someone in Denver. Work life balance is terrible outside of HEOR work. Some offices are run very poorly (Menlo Park and San Francisco in particular).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay analysts more in more expensive areas. Oversee regional offices better. Get rid of bad managers or train them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people. Cases can be dull

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are second to none in terms of intellect. Compensation is fair and culture is collegial.

    Cons

    Cases can be dull with some rather pointless assignments; better technical training programs could be beneficial. Staffing can be rather unequal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn and start your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, very talented bunch of individuals

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first post-grad experience career-wise, but don't expect to have a social life

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work with extremely smart, generally great people. Depending on the subject, cases can be interesting. Good place to learn some basic technical skills.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is terrible. Senior staff often doesn't seem to care much about the welfare of analysts. Cases can also be terrible and monotonous. Don't expect to do much for the betterment of society.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion criteria should be more transparent (frankly, seems heavily influenced by favoritism). Case teams and individual work loads should be better managed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Office, Nice people

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Temp  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Temp in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Analysis Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, very nice office environment, great pay, great perks

    Cons

    Location, traffic, transparency, training, not much interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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