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AlphaSights Overview

London, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Consulting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Our vision is to inform and improve every major business decision in the world.

Our clients are professionals in investment management, private equity, consultancies, and corporations. They turn to us when they face high-stakes decisions and need access to ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to help professionals succeed by connecting them to the knowledge they need to make the best decisions.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#11)

Company Updates

  • Our AlphaSights employees still love to represent their schools! We loved getting to meet you all at Vanderbilt and Cornell this week to discuss the client service role! We'll be back on both campus' again later this month!

  • AlphaSights understands how important global teams are to deliver the best results. Just look how happy the Client Protection team is when their team comes together to collaborate from around the world.

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AlphaSights – Why Work For Us?


At AlphaSights, we’re a global team of business builders who are driven to make an impact every day. We’re at an exciting time as a company, with a proven model and huge opportunity ahead of us for continued growth and innovation. We’re seeking those who want to join us in achieving our mission, growing our business, and developing their own careers.

Very quickly, our new hires operate on the front lines of premium service delivery. They see the direct impact that their work has on revenue, profit, and costs. They're given a large amount of responsibility right away, learning to build valuable relationships, lead teams, and grow their own part of the business—skills and experiences that are invaluable to their success at AlphaSights and beyond.

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Case Study

At AlphaSights, we rapidly connect professionals who have mission-critical questions with experts who have the precise knowledge they need. For every project, we work to understand our client’s objectives and the questions they need to answer. Then we custom-source experts from around the globe, recommending the most qualified individuals to our clients, who select those they want to speak to via phone calls or in person meetings.


Watch the case study video to see the type of project we tackle every day.

Who We Are

AlphaSights is at the forefront of a sophisticated, competitive industry. To remain a leader, we’re committed to upholding the values that drive our success both as a business and as individuals. That starts with hiring and developing people who will thrive in our fast-paced, results-driven environment and who will contribute to our unique culture, which we describe as:

  • Living the mission
  • High energy
  • Continuous improvement
  • Mutual respect
  • Celebrating success

Watch the video below to see what life is like at AlphaSights!

Attributes We Look For

Success in a commercially-oriented, high-growth environment like ours requires more than credentials and certificates. It requires specific traits and character attributes. The people we hire demonstrate:

  • Drive
  • Results orientation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Humility
  • Adaptability

Your Path at AlphaSights

As a commercially-driven business, we’re organized around our revenue-generating epicenter—our client services team (CST), who connects our clients to experts. Our structural teams support the continuous improvement, innovation, and functioning of our business. They include Legal and Client Protection, Finance and Administration, Marketing and Commercial Development, Recruiting, Professional Development, Operations, and Software Engineering.

Here’s what the career path for CST looks like.

Associate
As an Associate, you’ll serve demanding clients at private equity firms, hedge funds, top-tier consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Your aim is to have clients rave about your excellent service and to view you as a partner, rather than service provider. The Associate position is for smart, savvy individuals who are excited by a hands-on, high-pressure role. You need to be responsive, professional, and focused on results.

Manager
After excelling as an Associate, the next step is the Manager role, which provides an opportunity very early in your career to develop into a versatile business leader. Our Managers ensure AlphaSights runs smoothly across geographies, time zones, and language barriers. They help recruit, train, and backstop Associates, and work on challenging projects. They also plan the months, quarters, and year ahead to ensure we can deliver for our clients.

Successful Managers may be promoted to Vice President at AlphaSights, or they may move into managerial or commercial roles at other successful companies, or attend leading business schools such as Harvard Business School, IESE or London Business School.

Vice President
Outstanding Managers are promoted to Vice Presidents, who act autonomously to develop and execute their own strategies for a given geographic region or market. Their remit includes winning new clients, growing existing accounts, recruiting and leading new team members, and firm-wide initiatives.


Does AlphaSights sound like the right opportunity for you? Explore our job openings.

AlphaSights Reviews

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    "Launching point to start career"

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    Pros

    Out of college, I couldn't have asked for a better place to start my career. In my opinion, the negative reviews should be taken with a grain of salt by onlookers. Usually it's a case of someone not being a good fit from a work ethic / mindset standpoint. Sure, AlphaSights can ask a lot of its employees, but it also gives you an equal amount if you seek it.
    - Learn how to: develop client relationships, grow share of wallet, drive growth in books of business
    - Learn how to continually hit quotas and budgets
    - Opportunities to train others to help scale teams
    - Opportunity to manage full P&L of your own book of business, the development of your Associates, and the fostering of relationships with clients

    Cons

    - Work hours can be long. But there's a difference between working a long time for the sake of it (and then being able to complain about it) or being efficient during the day and getting out at a normal hour. There are plenty of employees who work long hours, but make more because of it

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to keep the best interest of Associates and Managers at the forefront, and keep pushing for transparency and visibility in the midst of change
    - With hiring very talented alumni, you'll be faced with a lot of people who have been successful their whole lives without having to grind and hustle. Try to screen these people out, and hire more and more for potential and mindset

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AlphaSights Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AlphaSights (New York, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I enjoyed the process- each interview felt more like they were really trying to get to know me rather than just test me. All steps are described on Glassdoor (Video Assessment, Skype, On-Site with case studies, VP, MD). The best way to prepare is to learn as much about the company and the role as possible, and know how the role aligns with your career goals. Don't apply for the role if you aren't passionate about it or AlphaSights, you'll just be wasting your time as you need to invest in this process. Everyone I spoke to was very nice and friendly, and HR got back to me quickly after every interview I had. Great company and great process overall.

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AlphaSights Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Medium Sized Companies, Glassdoor, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in NYC, Crains New York Business, 2014
  • Fast Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2017
  • Fast Track 100, The Sunday Times, 2016
  • Fast 50(#13), Crains New York Business, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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