Mu Sigma Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
479 Reviews

3.4
479 Reviews
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Mu Sigma Founder, Chairman & CEO Dhiraj C Rajaram
Dhiraj C Rajaram
318 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Great breadth of experiences

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, great breadth of clients and industries. Good training program for starters. With rapid growth of the company everyone gets a chance to get to grow in responsibilities and profile very rapidly.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, especially if you take on positions of greater responsibility and seniority. Even earned time taken off is sometimes frowned upon and it is really hard to plan personal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in performance management of mid-level managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Good second to none training, excellent work environment

    Cons

    Salary not upto the market standards

  3.  

    Lots of learning, empowerment, and super smart colleagues.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    The Mu Sigma experience in the US is very different from one you might get in India so keep that in mind when you read the reviews. That said, if you have a love for numbers, this is the place to be. Mu Sigma caters to a lot of very impressive clients and the work you'll get to do is often quite innovative. Even as an analyst, you'll get to work with clients who are high up in their organizations- you'll also be given many opportunities to rise to the occasion.The best part is the company culture which encourages you to be very direct and straightforward with your colleagues and leadership. You can be honest with your current abilities as long as you show aptitude and a willingness to learn. The company is full of young and talented people and it is very refreshing to work in such an atmosphere..it really keeps you on your feet. :)

    Cons

    Definitely the offshore calls. You'll have a very bright team in India from whom you can learn a lot but this also means that you will have to deal with 10 pm calls. As you get more experience there are ways to minimize the time spent on the calls.
    Diversity is also currently a problem. The company started in India so there a lot of Indians working here. However, the new batches of analysts have all been hired from good colleges across the USA so the diversity issue is being taken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more women.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good learning,Bad pay and hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mu Sigma

    Pros

    great learning.You will learn faster and better than most places

    Cons

    Low pay and bad work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in retaining people with good skills

  6.  

    Good place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome exposure to knowledge, intelligent people

    Cons

    Poor compensation, poor delivery management and work life balance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    High learning, best place to start your career

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    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced growth.. No work-life balance!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mu Sigma

    Pros

    Fast paced growth.. and good opportunities

    Cons

    No work life balance
    bad upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to start your career with, not a long term solution

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    Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Steep growth and learning experience, you start handling a team of four+ members within a year or two. 'Learn to be pro swimmer from the first day' attitude

    Cons

    Company is only focused towards its clients and employees are treated with long working hours and pressure. Poor management and company needs to fix this to fix high attrition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain experienced employees by providing them better work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to start, but not to stick..

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    You get to work on a role, which needs atleast 3-4 years of additional experience [Eg. you can see a graduate handling complete account with meagre 4-5 years of experience]

    Cons

    Employees @ Mu Sigma, are like Frogs and this little pond is their world [esp. ones who started as tadpoles..:) ]

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please care for people, who care for you and are meticulously busy building your fortunes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    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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