Mu Sigma

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Mu Sigma Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
580 Reviews
3.3
580 Reviews
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Mu Sigma Founder, Chairman & CEO Dhiraj C Rajaram
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good place to learn a lot from specific skill sets to how manage a team (in 46 reviews)

  • Great place to learn a lot in very less time (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance - Mu Sigma believes in work life harmony (they dont care) (in 161 reviews)

  • Long working hours, but for a fresher learning matters first, not good for married guys (in 130 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience bad pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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.  

    Best place to start your career and stay for two years

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Adapting to new technology faster, great learning curve for initial two years, young energetic colleagues

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, poor middle managaement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    there was no prope work life balqance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    there was a lot of learning in the job. a lot of experience was gained

    Cons

    the main challenges was the work environment was bad.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    High learning, best place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    lean mean young growing company

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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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, unconventional thinking

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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