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universal competence, frequent brilliance, great culture.

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Current Employee - Analyst  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

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

Pros

Coworkers are all, at least, very smart. Several coworkers border on brilliant. This would be intimidating if the culture were not so casual. That guy down the hall with a Ph.D. from MIT, who taught at Harvard for a bit, he goes by Bill and his door is always open. AG is a great place to learn and grow in an environment where excellence is the norm. This is especially true for analysts. The firm knows you'll be moving on to grad school after a few years. Top b-schools not only regularly accept AG analysts, they actually come and actively recruit on an annual basis. The firm is supportive enough to cater lunches for these presentations and hold work shops for not just the analysts who will be applying to grad schools, but also the senior managers who will be writing their recommendations.

Cons

Analysts are expected to navigate the informal "labor market" largely through their own initiative. This can be stressful and intimidating, though it ultimately gives an unbelievable amount of flexibility in terms of finding work and coworkers that you enjoy. Hours can be tough to predict, and when they get bad, they can stay that way for weeks on end. Expensable meals and cab vouchers ease the burden, but these stretches can be rough. It isn't impossible to self-select away from the type of cases that get crazy though.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it informal, continue to encourage camaraderie both in and out of the office.

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    hit for most, miss for some

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart and hard-working people who will help you out when you need a hand or otherwise lend moral support. HR involves analysts in the recruiting process and does a good job screening for personality fit (detail-oriented and logical but personable and team player). Who doesn't love seeing their cases in the WSJ? Former analysts who returned are usually good managers. Offices are nice, good facilities and most importantly ever-improving lunch options in Back Bay area. Annual Boston/NYC/Montreal ski trip is a highlight. Analysts generally insulated from dull case administration tasks and can focus on research. Nobody breathing over your shoulder and people generally okay with some personal email or web surfing to decompress as long as you don't bill it. Wow your friends at parties with Excel tricks.

    Cons

    Easy to get in a rut if you can't get off of tedious cases or dysfunctional teams, must be proactive at finding interesting work and running ASAP from soul numbing projects. Expectations seem to differ across offices with some promoting nearly all their analysts "early" and others none, even though in theory all the partners make these calls. Healthcare work has been spinning off into its own culture for past couple years so analyst unity has taken a hit. Training is piecemeal and strangely timed throughout the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue giving analysts flexibility to determine their own paths and having a more hands off approach. Encourage company cohesiveness as it grows through more staff events.

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    Close feel, quant emphasis but a but of disconnect

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Bright people, work is very quant-driven. Lots of learning opportunities in different industries and for different skillsets. My office was very tightly managed and analysts connect with each other very well.

    Cons

    Not all people are from Ivy background. Some are from even from less-known state schools. Some analysts struggle to keep up with the quality standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blend in more with analysts and create inter-position team-building activities

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