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Alvarez & Marsal Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a privately held leading global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult ... Read more

Mission: When Tony Alvarez & Bryan Marsal joined forces in 1983, it was with the intent of seamlessly linking operations, performance improvement and value creation to help companies turn areas of stagnation into growth to achieve sustainable results. This ethos remains ... Read more

Company Updates

  • “There are two kinds of people. People who fall in love with ideas, and people who fall in love with people,” has said our co-founder Tony Alvarez II. At A&M, we fall in love with people. Over the past thirty-five years, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has grown from three employees to over 3,000, making us one of the largest privately-held global professional services firm. It is our people who have made this tremendous growth possible. We will continue to recruit top talent, enabling us to respond to shifting market demands and expand our service lines across geographies such as the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Mexico, France, China and the Nordics. Visit our press room at releases for updates on A&M's latest new hires, service offerings and geographic expansions.

    A&M News & Releases

    Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) announces the formal establishment of its A&M Global Transaction Analytics (GTA) service offering. Led globally by Steven Lee, an A&M Managing Director with the Global Transaction Advisory Group, GTA will focus on the development, application and implementation of data analytics to enhance clients' buy-side and sell-side transactions and capital markets activity.

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Alvarez & Marsal – Why Work With Us?

At Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), you will be a part of an entrepreneurial, inclusive and quickly-evolving company. From day one, you will have an opportunity to roll up your sleeves, solve problems and be exposed to diverse projects and clients, no matter where in the world you sit. You will take advantage of A&M’s decentralized structure, reach across business lines and learn from your peers, many of whom have come to A&M from industry, government and the Big 4 and bring board-level operational experience, managing complex, high profile matters.

You as an employee are our key approach to business. We are not a public company, therefore, we do not have pressure to grow our top line for external shareholders. We are owner-operated and keep our clients and employees first.  At A&M, we function as a meritocracy. Here, your voice and perspectives are valued. Your performance is rewarded. It is our goal to see you thrive.

Our hands-on operations experience paved the way for us becoming the “go-to” consulting firm for turnaround, operations and performance improvement management. Over the years, clients in myriad industries and geographies have benefited from our steady hand and relied on our ability to solve complex business issues and identify their future challenges. Our firm and our services have evolved and expanded, to meet the growing needs of our clients.

When A&M grows, you grow. Today, with over 3,000 global employees in over 50 locations today, A&M continues to mature through organic growth, strategic acquisitions, new service lines and new hires in key markets around the world. Because of our rapidly expanding footprint, we have the ability to offer you an upward journey in your career.  The sky is truly the limit at A&M.

We invite you to explore our company and culture, and hope that you will have the opportunity to join us during this exciting and transformative time in our company.

While A&M continues to grow and change, living our core values remains constant. These are our core truths by which we work and hire.

Never let financial gain compromise integrity.

Always value quality people and quality work.

Do your homework before you form conclusions.

Like what you do and with whom you do it.

Personal Reward
Perform interesting work with interesting people and achieve results that matter.

We seek action-oriented people, with an entrepreneurial edge. Our lean, fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. If you share our philosophy and passion, come join us!

Whether you are a young professional or a seasoned expert, at A&M, you will have access to ongoing training offered by leading instructors, as well as real-time evaluations throughout the year. Clear and objective feedback is a core tenant of the A&M culture and one that we pride ourselves on living up to so that you can grow.

For those earlier in their careers, A&M is proud to offer you our Young Professionals (A&MYP) program, a global platform dedicated to enriching your A&M experience and career. With chapters all over the world, the program hosts A&M business leaders from every service line who provide up-close and candid perspectives on their lessons learned in business, client development and leadership. Right from the start, being a part of A&MYP will give you the opportunity to cultivate relationships within all levels of our organization.    

A&M understands that a fulfilling career includes perks that extend beyond compensation. We offer complete wellness packages, healthcare, vacation and retirement benefits.

Being an expert means staying current on the trends that impact your business. A&M offers opportunities to help you maintain credentials that keep you competitive.

A&M embraces unique employee talents and interests. With over 50 office locations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, you will have an opportunity to take your skills around the world.

“Like what you do, and love who you do it with.” These words spoken by A&M founders Tony Alvarez and Bryan Marsal are a true guiding principle of daily life at A&M. We aim to deliver the results clients need and have fun while doing it.

Our people are the heartbeat of our firm. Our talented and diverse teams bring rich perspective and collaboration to every project they touch.

No matter your gender or level of experience, at A&M, your rich and diverse perspectives are valued. Here, diversity is celebrated and the vast talents that our employee pool around the world brings is what makes our firm an inclusive place for gratifying careers and superior client service.

A&M has established a Women’s Leadership Connection (WLC) initiative, dedicated to improving the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the A&M workforce. At the forefront, stands a board of senior women leaders from global business lines who help create a cultural imperative to embrace diversity and inclusion around the firm. There is also a junior board comprised of professionals who are at the earlier stages of their careers and work side-by-side with the senior board to affect change. Success is measured with data to monitor change in talent acquisition and retention and proving the value proposition in our markets, showing an ROI through client engagements.

A&M recognizes and appreciates our employees who have served their country. We have a dedicated veteran’s campaign which promotes the distinct behaviors that our A&M veteran leaders embody and that enhance the culture of A&M. These virtues have helped shape who we are as a firm and continue to influence how we service our clients moving forward. Read about some of A&M’s veteran leaders and the unique experiences that they bring to our firm every day here -

Alvarez & Marsal Reviews

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    "Will stay here for life"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Restructuring in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Restructuring in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time (More than 3 years)


    Coworkers are smart and engaging. Work is always interesting, and you’re limited only by potential.

    Regardless of title, your role on the deal team is largely defined by ability.

    Comp structure is formula based and very predictable.

    Bonuses paid right before Christmas.


    The hours can be long and unpredictable. Can be called to travel across the country with little to no advance warning.

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Alvarez & Marsal Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Alvarez & Marsal (New York, NY) in August 2018.


    No formal questions, they just wanted to get to know me. There were 4 of them asking me questions. Everyone asked thoughtful questions and were very considerate. It was a really nice process. I'd stick around this company for a long time. As long as you can run through your resume, you'll be fine.

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      What's your accounting background
      Can you use excel and word?
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Alvarez & Marsal Awards & Accolades

  • Integrated Due Diligence Team of the Year, Acquisition International Magazine, 2014
  • Top 50 Global Consulting Firm,, 2015
  • Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms (#14), Modern Healthcare, 2014
  • Top 50 Consulting Firms,, 2014
  • Top Restructuring Firm(Ranked #2), "The Deal" Out-of-Court Restructuring League, 2015
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