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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Smart people, lots of opportunity (in 12 reviews)

  • You get to work with a great group of people on interesting, high-profile projects (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance - I'm not sure its more imbalanced than any other top consulting firm (in 24 reviews)

  • The managing directors oversell the competencies of employees and behave like spoiled teenagers when things don't go as they had promised to clients (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent assignments
    Small teams
    Lots of leeway
    Global presence
    Lots of very smart and dedicated employees
    Directors have tremendous experience in the industry and provide the backbone for the firm

    Cons

    Compensation is obscure. Have to be vocal to stay at par with market which can be strenuous
    Low work / life balance
    Travel 100%
    Management is hard to reach for discussion
    Not a true partnership - firm is owned by PE/investor
    Some management/admin positions are "rewards" to old friends leading to skills problems
    Retirement plan is very meager

    Advice to Management

    Standardize comp structure


  2. "One the best professional services firm for doing operation improvement, cost reduction type work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Experienced colleagues, impactful engagements, good networking, no face time culture.

    Cons

    Stingy retirement/401k benefits and health benefits.


  3. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great MDs and Consultants
    Impact full Projects
    Lots of responsibility early on

    Cons

    Travel mon to fri
    Long Hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to Work Life Ballance


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  5. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Lots of Experienced People, Great Industry Relationships. Great Career Trajectory for Hard Workers.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance Is Not The Best.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing...It is working well.


  6. "Amazing place to work"

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

    Pros

    Intelligent & really bright people, yet quite humble
    Growing Firm
    Great opportunities
    culture is unique, small Firm feel

    Cons

    Infrastructure is limited due to organic growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum


  7. "EXCELLENT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing place to work! Great benefits, clean environment, and happy atmosphere.

    Cons

    none that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Loving every moment doing what I love to do - application development at AlixPartners."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, talented and knowledge colleagues who are great to work with. Loves the perks and benefits as well. The firm is on a steady growing path.

    Cons

    Bring up the technology up to industry standards. Some employees comes and leaves too quickly. Tight ship to survive, if you are a dreamer


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Board Level Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    work on toughest issues for CEO, Board, or PE owners

    Cons

    can't hire fast enough to keep up with demand

    Advice to Management

    keep the focus on getting real results for clients


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great place for a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting deals; compensation; smart colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes demanding travel schedules (but hey, this is consulting).

    Advice to Management

    Balancing old-school MD's antiquated on-site mandates with today's connected-from-anywhere reality should be a priority. There are many situations where being on site every day is absolutely a must - but we should be cognizant of opportunities to flex when the work allows - it's an investment in retention.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    Results oriented - will show Clients the money!
    Very competitive compensation
    Really smart colleagues - often the best at other consulting Firms
    No up or out - you can go for MD if you want or be a career Director, but even if staying as a Director, there is no compromise on quality of work

    Cons

    Career growth is not structured, you will have to use your network to grow
    Staffing process needs to be improved



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