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Good firm to work for in an economic downturn

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Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal

Pros

On the job experience. It almost seems that you get paid to receive a business school education – except you receive it on the job. Every client engagement poses new problems and the consultants need to come up with a specific solution. However, compared to the typical strategy consulting, this is “for real” and your suggestions ARE implemented real time.

Cons

The travel and the unpredictability of the schedule. It’s very tough to plan time off as you never really know where you might get sent next. The systems aren’t the best.
Though luckily for on the road consultants, the only A&M system you really need to rely on is e-mail.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to keep people who are on the beach busy with research etc …and other projects till billable work comes around.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Alvarez & Marsal

  1.  

    Excelent learning on the job with good compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning on the job, compensation, culture & values, etc.

    Cons

    Travels and sometimes bad work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Brilliant

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

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with a great client base
    The whole team is extremely knowledgeable and helpful
    Work never goes amiss

    Cons

    They don't have a training regime so tend to recruit MBA finishers
    It's very hard to get hold of people because they always seem to be travelling around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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