Analytic Partners

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Analytic Partners Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company, Good Bunch of Colleagues/Talent

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Analytic Partners full-time

    Pros

    Overall a very solid talent base, smart colleagues who are a intellectually stimulating bunch to work with. Definitely a few people in the company who are major league all-stars.

    Client work is interesting and management is pretty supportive of doing creative/custom analytical work. From my experience, lots of opportunities right from "day one" --- entry-level analysts will typically get client exposure quickly New hires can develop skills quickly.

    Compensation and benefits are solid --- I have no idea what the 6-April-2014 review is saying because there is a partial 401(k) match (with immediate vesting, a rarity these days!), bonuses and merit increases. Employee insurance contributions aren't ideal but they don't benchmark overly poorly vs. other companies (from what I've seen).

    Culture is pretty laid-back and chill, there are not an abundance of office politics. Small enough company that top-tier management clearly knows how everyone's performing --- that's a good thing of course if you're a "rock star" but there's also no room for stragglers to hide. High performers have moved/rotated between offices, those opportunities do exist.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but a watch-out: the culture and workload expectations are different vs. elsewhere in the industry, such that experienced hires have often struggled to fit in and thus wash out. Not always, but often.

    Progress has been made, but management isn't fully on-board with "flexible work arrangements." This wasn't a personal concern of mine, I was fine with things personally but other employees expected more here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top-down transparency needs to be more of an priority, transparency became somewhat weaker over time in my experience. If it becomes an priority, get full buy-in from senior management on this initiative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing people, amazing company

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Progressive, forward-thinking company that offers a differentiated product in a burgeoning market

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons to working here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stay for a couple years if you're entry level and get out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analytic Partners full-time

    Pros

    The work is interesting and you get great client exposure. Atmosphere is pretty laid back and politics are minimal. Company pays pretty well too.

    Cons

    Senior members will promise the world to clients and then dump everything off on low-level folks without discussions about reasonable timing expectations. Working until the wee hours of the night happens frequently due to not pushing back on unreasonable client demands. Very little transparency exists from the top down. "Important" people can behave like complete buffoons at social functions with impunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with your employees and they might not jump ship all the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    young culture and smart colleagues

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

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

    Pros

    I work on a big client so there is a lot of focus and I work on some fairly sophisticated analyses. There are opportunities to move within the organization. There are many activities for the employees to take part in. There is very little office politics. Methodologies are solid and I have seen clients benefit from the work.

    Cons

    Training can be more organized. I got a lot of one on one training with a more senior team members but I would have liked more formal initial training and less trial and error and re-doing work.

    Pay is good but New York is crazy expensive to live in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None right now.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for resume, but not a place to be for more than 1-2 years

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Analytic Partners full-time

    Pros

    Do work for P&G and other well-known companies. Marketing mix modeling is great to have on your resume and many people know who Analytic Partners is. Good rapport between coworkers -- happy hours were common and enjoyable, and people often went out and ate lunch together. Small enough that if you're a rock star you can stand out and get more responsibility although it depends on your manager because many have been promoted due to their technical skill with zero regard to the fact that they have poor people management skills so your manager may not know part of his/her job is to help you grow professionally

    Cons

    You're promised merit increases and a 20% bonus but don't get either (or a tiny fraction thereof). No tuition assistance or 401k match, and medical/dental/vision is so expensive ($200 per month for a single person) that many of us got medical elsewhere or went without. No other benefits. Oh sorry except a candy jar and fancy coffee maker in the kitchen. Only a handful of levels (analyst, sr analyst, consultant, sr consultant, director, sr director) so it can be years between pay increases. Work is cyclical and repetitive so it gets boring after a while yet people feel the need to reinvent the wheel every time vs. come up with innovative analyses. Some accounts were lost because the clients didn't see the value after the first couple of projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VPs were nice enough but CEO really needs to take a minute to think about taking care of her people instead of just focusing on getting more business. Have HR do more than hire and fire -- get people benefits

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good, some bad

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    The company offers opportunity to work with some reputable clients and big brands. Some great and committed people. Friendly work environment. Compensation is decent. Medical and dental are OK. Company has good reputation. Your Linked In mailbox is going to get hammered by recruiters when they see you have experience in this industry and company.

    Cons

    Clients are highly demanding and management doesn't reign in client expectations. This causes stress and crunch times as teams struggle to meet unreasonable customer demands. you learn fast but with the cost of stress coming from clients.

    Benefits fine esp. if you're young and don't have medical issues but I can see how high co-pays would be tough on employees with lots of medical issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Analytic Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young and growing company with smart people and in a fun environment. If you want the experience of working in a consulting environment without being on the road 5 nights a week, Analytic Partners might be a good option for you. Management provides the opportunity for employees to work in various offices in other parts of the world. Employees are pushed learn quickly and if you are good, promotional opportunities can come quickly. Very good client retention and the CEO is very highly regarded.

    Cons

    This is not a 9 to 5 place to work. Don't go to work here if you are not willing to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training your people and try to give more of a work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning experience, but they work you hard.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn...career advancement is possible if you work hard...get to learn with many different smart people and work on a variety of different clients

    Cons

    Monotonous data prep and modeling. Pay is low - the client side is much more lucrative. Management maintains a model of burning out analysts and lower level employees to see who makes it to the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience, good people. It's all good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    AP is a fast growing company so there are changes that happen like new head of HR and team and new head of IT and team. Most client focus teams stay stable. I have been here for 3-plus years and have had opportunities and promotions and I manage some entry level analysts now. It has been challenging but rewarding. Like the people here. Work is individual performance but you are on a team. It is a good balance. Company has been getting alot of press lately so biz outlook is good.

    Cons

    Some people plateau early and do not get on the fast track and get frustrated. There is a long, deep interview process but sometimes people who are the wrong fit still end of getting hired and then get frustrated when the job isn't for them. Co-workers are very social here so it stinks when a peer isn't keeping up with the pack and that can be frustrating for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some locations are crowded, some locations lightly populated. Try to hire or transfer staff to the locations with space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Look deeper at the true nature of the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Analytic Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best pool of talent I've ever worked with. Opportunity to develop skills quickly at an early stage in your career. Can be used as a stepping stone to better career opportunities.

    Cons

    Look at the true cycle of this company. It's simply a plug and play model that will take relatively young workers out of college and plug them in to a system until they burn out and leave for a better fit at another company. Then, the next young college grad is plugged into the role and the cycle continues. Long hours, high pressure, negative impact on life outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. You have built a very successful company at the expense of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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