Mu Sigma Reviews in Chicago, IL

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Mu Sigma Founder, Chairman & CEO Dhiraj C Rajaram
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Pros
  • You will definitely get to learn a lot as they let you do hands on deliverables from the start (in 33 reviews)

  • There is a lot of exposure, the learning curve is very good and there are a lot of opportunities (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work-life balance - managers believe in work life integration and not (in 118 reviews)

  • Long working hours, but for a fresher learning matters first, not good for married guys (in 97 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience bad pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good experience
    Opportunities
    Range of work
    F500 clients
    Exposure
    High Responsibility

    Cons

    0 work life balance
    Bad pay- atlease 20% less than market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more hike wouldn't hurt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High learning, best place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Waukegan, IL

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good peer group
    High learning curve
    Opportunity to experience different clients

    Cons

    Lower salary
    Not much work life balance

    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work with senior management at times. Good experience in terms of project management

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Work-life balance is terrible. Several projects are always falling apart and everyone ends up blaming each other. You cannot trust anyone in the company. Almost no growth opportunities. No time off. Zero professional development or training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    lean mean young growing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    young and dynamic crowd to work with, variety of roles, opportunity corresponding to a growing company

    Cons

    shoestring budgets, you can end up in roles that are 'needed' at the moment, but do not add value to your career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to work, Great Exposure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very high level of client interaction
    - Managers always pushing you to do the best
    - Challenging work
    - Great peers

    Cons

    - Long work hours
    - Unattractive Pay
    - No respect for employees' personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay as pure play analytics company, don't dilute the image by taking up low end work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, unconventional thinking

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mu Sigma

    Pros

    Interesting company, lot of heart and passion in terms of building a good organization and a good industry.. i like the entire eco-system of people in the company, the investors, the clients. This is a powerful combination... Happy that i get to learn a lot, and grow as a professional and as a person. The unconventional thinking is truly unique - all the way from understanding people's behaviors, what inspires people, going beyond the traditional "so called" best practices...

    Cons

    Lot of hard work.. not easy for many people. Need to be strong if you want to grow in the company... there is a sense of urgency around getting things done ... pretty much in everything we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the momentum going, take extra care in hiring senior people into the company - ensure that the culture is maintained.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic learning , direct client relationship , long hours because people are competitive and company is growing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mu Sigma

    Pros

    High learning opportunities, highly competent poeople to work with , opportunities to travel onsite

    Cons

    bad pay , long hours, no work life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and grow. Will expose you to opportunities that you can't dream of in other firms.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mu Sigma

    Pros

    A great place to learn and grow. I've seen really young employees take control of million dollar accounts. Mu Sigma has the courage and the confidence to expose each of its employees to the biggest of clients which presents a great learning opportunity to its employees.
    The hierarchy is genuinely flat , so much so that you can walk up to the CEO and tell him what you think about his policies/ management. I've done it myself and it gives you a great feeling that people at the top are open to criticism coming from even the least experienced of employees.
    Last but not the least a great peer group at work makes your work more fun than it's supposed to be.
    To cut the long story short, if you're young, eager to learn and work, ready to walk the extra mile for it and like confronting the CEO, dive in. :)

    Cons

    Not really a pay leader and not really a safe haven for the 9 to 5 types. Pay packages are well below the industry standard. Extremely demanding at times but very enjoyable at the same time, if one's up for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aa someone who's been around more than 3.5 years, I've been constantly giving feedback through proper internal channels but if I've put something in here: PAY US MORE!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging with lots of life lessons to offer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mu Sigma

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Mu Sigma are
    1) A young organization with a lot of opportunities - Gaining visibility in the organization is not as difficult as in the huge organizations. Hence growth opportunities are plentiful. The atmosphere is highly energetic, dyanmic and zesty.

    2) Feedback loop is effective with Senior management taking an active interest to understand the pulse of the organization - There are regular lunches with the Senior management as well as other interactions which help you voice your opinions and suggestions. Nowhere else will you be offered an opportunity to share your thoughts as in this company.

    3) Fertile ground to test new ideas and good practices of other organizations - We are dynamic and are always on the look out for implementing good practices and strategies for employee growth and stimulation, from the great companies. This is a great strength of Mu Sigma. Adapt and Evolve.

    4) Access to Senior management to present ideas - Very helpful and accessible senior management to present ideas and also implement if accepted.

    5)The Mu Sigma university is highly credible and focuses on nurturing minds - provide rigorous training in statistics and decision making sciences.

    6) The Open minded attitude - there are frequent meetings within the organization to draw up goals, discuss and announce important decisions etc which depict a high level of transparency.

    Cons

    1) Work life balance - As this is a young organization, its flexibility sometimes pushes employees to stretch and meet unbalanced timelines. This becomes a routine, and the first year at Mu Sigma feels very much like college, with many night outs and staying late at office most of the time.

    2) Opportunities can be unequal across verticals - The company is divided into various verticals like Retail, Life sciences, Technology and the like. The opportunities can be heavily tipped in favor of some over the others. In these kind of scenarios, it is difficult to grab opportunities if you are not in the right side. Some get stuck, while some grow rapidly.

    3)Compensation - This has been its core issue for a while now. The compensation and perks are far behind its peers. Especially given the fact that the percentage of hours invested at work, is much higher than its peers.

    4)Attrition - This is because of the compensation again. This sometimes gives instability within the team and cause unwanted stress to the team members, having to train someone right from the beginning.

    5) Lack of training - before presenting oneself to the client. Many a times, things are done at the spur of the moment, believing it will turn out fine, so there is a little bit of arrogance of having luck on the same side. A little bit of preparation and finesse would help it greatly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apart from the great technical training, there should be more focus on the front-end conduct with clients.
    Sometimes an employee might be disgruntled and might not be getting enough support from their immediate management. It would be great if there was a method of anonymously pointing out issues to a different set of management, who could then assist in providing opportunities to employees. A forum to reach out to more people for ideas or help and hence to open more doors.

    As the company grows and stabilizes, it is difficult to offer fast track growth opportunities to all. At this point, employee satisfaction must definitely become a prime focus. Else the very foundation will start to deteriorate.

    Approves of CEO

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