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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated April 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Really smart people work at AlixPartners" (in 16 reviews)

  • "In my experience the overall work/life balance is very good, much better than in other consulting companies I've been working in the last 10 years" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Demanding work life balance at all levels" (in 35 reviews)

  • "On occasion long hours, but no different to any other consulting Firm" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers; lots of interesting work

    Cons

    significant travel and long hours


  2. "Excellent culture and opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong and distinctive culture. Great opportunity to work at a firm that does high impact work for clients and makes a difference

    Cons

    Still maturing and growing as a firm, but that means more opportunity

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Satisfied Workers => Increased Output"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Defined promotion process (not as arbitrary as other places).
    - Fair compensation + bonus + office perks.
    - Actually acknowledges and appreciates Tech department.
    - Approachable management.

    Cons

    - Meh healthcare plan, but it is "free".
    - Confusing retirement contribution from company, but they do contribute.
    - My own fault: I gained weight due to all the free food.


  4. "Loving the culture and the ability to make my mark"

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    Current Employee - Revenue and Engagement Accounting Director in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Revenue and Engagement Accounting Director in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture: The firm is filled with smart, proactive people who want to do their best. I'v e really enjoyed being able to work with people not only within the Accounting team, but across the organization who want to partner up and make things better.

    Opportunity: One of the reasons I took this job was that the firm is growing and there's a lot of opportunity for you to make your mark here - you are able to take on an area and improve its processes to ensure we're operating with best practices. With the projected growth,

    The team I work with in Accounting, both the team I manage and my colleagues across the department, are great. There's a supportive culture that's developed and people really help support each other in their work.

    Cons

    Our systems (applications and tools) could be better - but it's something the firm is actively working to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue having your eye on transformation to support the continued growth of the firm.


  5. "Poor Diversity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting clients with important situations. Smart people

    Cons

    Diversity team is unqualified and not effective in improving diversity at the firm

    Advice to Management

    Retain qualified and experienced diversity and human resources leaders with a proven track record of helping firms like AP improve in this area

    AlixPartners Response

    Apr 5, 2019 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. Improving diversity and fostering an inclusive environment are top priorities at AlixPartners. We are continuing to build our capabilities within the AlixPartners... More


  6. "Very exciting firm on the up and up"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very smart & mostly friendly people motivated to do practical work that is actually useful for our clients.
    Very hard working group that has a desire to grow and become industry leaders.
    Very good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Less centralized than some of the larger firms, making internal transfers to different practices or geographies more difficult.
    Currently less well known or prestigious than MBB


  7. "Love working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are incredible here!

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Office Politics and Political Correctness run amok"

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

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Decent Location

    Cons

    Hours, Poor Management, Office Politics, Political Correctness, Horrible Training programs, Retaliatory Management, and lip service to company values.

    Advice to Management

    If someone comes to you with a problem, listen, don't run them out of the company. I joined AlixPartners in 2016 and was stunned by the arrogant attitude of junior management when it came to onboarding new members. Everyone seemed to think new hires should automatically know all the ins and outs of the firm before they get there. Training consisted of being told half of a task, then being jumped on for failing. The Firm's values are paid lip service with a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude. Everyone is expected to work long hours that makes family life difficult at best. There is little long-term planning within IT, instead everything is a last-minute fire-drill that firm leadership doesn't want to invest the time or the money to ensure didn't happen in the first place. The supposed open-door policy for management results in retaliation later on through lack of mobility, pay raises, etc.

    AlixPartners Response

    Feb 19, 2019 – Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director

    Thank you for your honest and transparent feedback. I take it very seriously as employee experience is critical to supporting our firm's IT and business objectives. I would encourage you to reach... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, development opportunities, comp

    Cons

    Hours, high travel demand, still getting name recognition


  10. "An awesome place to work!"

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

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    - Nearly everyone is smart, motivated, and care about solving all types of problems for clients
    - Pretty good work/life balance
    - Colleagues are considerate and and genuinely helpful
    - Generous travel policy & good benefits
    - Nice offices for those who are internally facing

    Cons

    Improve and invest in the brand to further grow the business.