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  1. "Amazing place to intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good and honest people, fascinating projects

    Cons

    Leadership decisions and career paths are opaque


  2. "Summer Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most amazing people, unbelievable access to senior management, interesting work, global reach

    Cons

    Still relatively new, so there are few formal processes

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work!


  3. "Great opportunity to work with interesting and passionate people!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Albright Stonebridge Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure and really impactful work

    Cons

    I wish there was a more formal mentorship program throughout the summer

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "ASG -- Policy Oriented Consulting Shop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Albright Stonebridge Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The opportunities here to engage am incredible network are great. Senior managers are open to meeting and chatting with all employees, including interns. The leadership of the company is inspiring, very intelligent, and experienced. Client service is demanding and challenging.

    Cons

    The company is growing rapidly. This has caused some growing pains, such as unclear reporting structures, limited office space, and evolving team structures. That said, the growth the company is experiences speaks a lot about its client service and potential.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great internship with substantive work"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Albright Stonebridge Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to high-level ppl and opportunities to do substantive analytical work

    Cons

    some administrative duties but that is expected

    Advice to Management

    internship program is great


  7. "Strategic Consulting Powerhouse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Albright Stonebridge Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    More business oriented than policy oriented. Exposure to different issues around the world from different clients. Open to let you work on different functions within the company

    Cons

    Have to do phone duties and compile daily notes for the company. Phone duty is definitely disruptive to whatever project you are working on. Daily notes can be a learning experience.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to entrust Interns with greater responsibilities and better pays


  8. "Niche consultancy with a large Rolodex, some egos, but a lot of room to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Albright Stonebridge Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nearly all of the people who you work with daily are quality and make ASG a good work place. Plus the impressive Rolodex of the senior members is not only interesting but can lead to stellar connections. Substantively the work is usually dynamic; it's not quite management consulting, not lobbying, and not think-tank. Nevertheless, exciting projects usually available with both regional and industry concentrations. Lastly there is a good work-life balance. The hours are usually not grueling but impeccable work is expected to be produced on short timetables. Overall I felt like a valued member of a team and genuinely had friends across the office. I truly have more good things to say than poor.

    Cons

    The internal management of the company is an anathema and this problem stems from a merger over four years ago. There are some egos at the top of the company that don't always get along and are not willing to invest profits back into the company. ASG is annoyingly spread across two locations blocks away in DC and equipped with dismal and pathetically outdated IT. The split locations make for a sometimes cold 'dual-office' culture. The lack of structure and advancement potential is disheartening.

    Advice to Management

    To their credit they are changing the company for the better and restructuring the internal mechanics.

     Nevertheless, egos should be shrunk at the top and there should be a willingness to move forward for the benefit of the entire company. It is fundamental that the company develop a better internal structure for advancement, HR, and operations. Invest in employees, listen to their concerns, and reap the benefits. Poor IT systems stand as a particularly sad testament to non-investment.

    There is so much potential for ASG to outlive its current employees and partners and continue to contribute to international business well into the future. The partners need to recognize and work to firmly establish their legacy by investing in the internal management and people of the company. I unabashedly hope that they do because it was a good place to work that produced quality results.


  9. "Absolutely dream internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Albright Stonebridge Group as an intern

    Pros

    Brilliant colleagues. Could make life-long friends and mentors. Well paid compared with other internships in town. Great face time with the senior management thanks to the brown bag lunches. Words of wisdom everywhere. Real investment of time, energy, and training in interns. The organization itself is a rising star and prudent growth strategy.

    Cons

    Few positions for advancement onto a full-time position

    Advice to Management

    Bravo. One of the best management teams and philosophy out there.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Albright Stonebridge Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment
    Great benefits
    Decent transparency

    Cons

    Lacked professional development
    Hard to get promoted
    Long work hours


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Too many interns to have real impact"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albright Stonebridge Group as an intern

    Pros

    Great office environment; high-level of communication and face-time with firm leaders; very comfortable atmosphere built by intellectually stimulating colleagues; reasonable work hours; frequent lunches/happy hours for team bonding

    Cons

    Too many interns to have any real impact--interns must work hard to stand out in the crowd; much of the work was mundane and did not contribute to any client-related projects; female interns especially expected to act like "secretaries" and do tasks expected of women in the 1960s while male interns skirt the mundane responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Accept fewer interns and make every effort to treat them as equals. Having the women prepare lunches and clean up for every event is borderline misogynistic and makes for disgruntled female interns.