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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • multiple opportunities and career path possibilities for growth and having impact, supportive teams of very smart people without egos (in 14 reviews)

  • You get to work with a great group of people on interesting, high-profile projects (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance - I'm not sure its more imbalanced than any other top consulting firm (in 25 reviews)

  • Long hours; focus on bottom line only (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    competent coworkers, familial vibe (including a few jerk cousins)

    Cons

    all work, no life
    pretty typical for this type of consulting firm


  2. "Benefits Analyst"

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

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    Employee Centric, Run very efficiently, Employee opinions matter

    Cons

    I have had no negative experiences here.

  3. "Corporate Services Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    Decent employee benefits and work schedule.

    Cons

    Very poor staff management with short-sighted leadership. The company sees no value in corporate services staff.


  4. "Compensated for your worth"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -High Profile Projects
    -Senior Exposure
    -Great Benefits

    Cons

    -Dilution of talent
    -Minimal insight into pipeline

    Advice to Management

    provide more outlook into internal financial data


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Failure to launch"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were some good folks at the lower levels, but at the Director/MD level....let's just say there are some spotty glimpses of light.

    Cons

    Tone from the top, fiefdoms and spotty culture between LOBs. There are significant career consultants that have burned out and carved out their niche.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that would be implemented


  6. "Incredible firm; depends on your job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The firm takes care of its employees. The healthcare benefits were fantastic and salaries were competitive - and the firm-wide anniversary celebrations are great. The people are very driven and are very smart.

    Cons

    There is limited upward mobility, and depending on your job, you may feel less valued than others. The consultants create revenue and truly drive the direction of the firm. The 'back office' or 'admin' roles (HR, Accounting, Audit, Billing) do not, and this can create some tension between the two at times.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Improvement Associate in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Enterprise Improvement Associate in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to know and work with all sorts of management, learn from the very best that the industry has to offer.

    They hold constant training's for you to learn from and develop yourself and your skill set, not necessarily new hire training, but training's to broaden your consulting skill set.

    New CEO is great and really wants to develop the firm into one of the best firms in the world.

    Cons

    Management tends to be a black box, not a lot of transparency, in terms of staffing.

    Joined out of B School, and the learning curve is very steep and long but you are expected to be ready to go on day one.

    Constant anxiety and stress. Pulled into firm with no formal training and expected to perform to peak expectations. This is improving though as they have started implementing new initiatives for new hires.

    MDs tend to be very unforgiving, if you mess up on a project they tend to turn their backs on you and you are left struggling for staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Work on developing the culture of collaboration and development.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    Nice offices, location and good IT support.

    Cons

    Little value for work/life management and poor bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    Pay market bonuses for financial services firms which are in excess of 100% of base salary.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    Good tone from the top, the company truly values its people. Very high standards for employment.

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out how to compete with the big boys in consulting.


  10. "Ok, for very self-directed individuals"

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

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Strong private equity client exposure

    Cons

    -Incredible lack of diversity, relative to women and African-Americans, particularly in leadership roles
    -Critical to understand which practice/functional area you are joining and to have good "sponsorship" as some industry verticals are much better managed than others
    - -Lacks any visible office/firm culture

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about available staffing opportunities, versus "holding people" to suit Managing Directors desire.


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