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AlixPartners Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Simon Freakley
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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 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. "AlixPartners - A Great Place to Develop Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on high profile assignments with top notch clients in diverse industries. Have opportunities to expand skill set and network to further develop career.

    Cons

    Given the consulting environment, the job is highly unpredictable. There is an unspoken expectation that work life comes before personal life in most situations.

    Advice to Management

    Open more communication regarding the compensation and promotion criteria. Most people are very happy with AlixPartners, but would like to have more insight about these critical issues.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior teams who minimize PowerPoint and maximize impact"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work experience. Small enough that it is easy to build an informal network. Bill actual hours so utilization is really high for those who are staffed.

    Cons

    Intense working experience, extremely high expectations, and lots of travel. Never in home office, in fact many consultants don't live anywhere near the office to which they are assigned.

  3. "High impact for clients, best consulting experience for consultants"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    People
    Culture within the Enterprise Improvement group
    Results orientation
    Client focus
    Control own destiny
    Strategy through implementation work
    The organizations model focuses on deep functional and industry experience with much more experienced people

    Cons

    I have no issues compared to other consultants


  4. Helpful (1)

    "People are practical and get things done."

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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

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    It is a growing firm and they are investing in people.

    Cons

    It does not have the big name like the others but the people are as professional.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "This firm is a great place to develop both market contacts and the technical and soft skills to serve them well."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, plenty of development opportunities, and the people are better than you'll find in most organizations. Benefits are also great compared to many professional service firms.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to achieve work-life balance, and working project-to-project leaves the future chronically uncertain, both from a scheduling perspective and from an am-I-still-valuable perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Provide the most accurate and updated information available to employees, as appropriate.


  6. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hands on, real impact for clients

    Cons

    low leverage model can be challenging


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate (Performance Improvement) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate (Performance Improvement) in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High exposure to C-suite
    - Very talented, senior level colleagues

    Cons

    - Travel can get old
    - Lack of transparency in bonus structure (bonuses are very good though)

  8. Helpful (4)

    "When it really matters... AlixPartners delivers"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Very interesting and important project work for companies everyone has heard of
    2. An incredibly high level of engagement with the work, you, as a consultant are tasked to do -- the ability to lead and prove yourself at a very meritocratic firm
    3. Vast amounts of autonomy (could be a con for some)
    4. Incredible colleagues and a true collegial atmosphere -- many of them are THE experts in their fields
    5. Above market pay

    Cons

    1. AlixPartners-y-ness: Culturally, either you will fit here or you won't -- there is little middle ground
    2. The interview process is difficult, especially with the psychometric tests that are administered (this isn't necessarily a purely negative thing but does make recruitment hard)
    3. Firm growth has accelerated over the past year with AlixPartners' acquisition by CVC... too much too soon may be bad for the culture
    4. Poor knowledge management... although it is getting better

    Advice to Management

    You're doing most things right -- make sure to groom the next wave of leadership from within as it will be superior to bringing in MD's from the outside in the long run given AlixPartners' unique culture


  9. "Work on challenging engagements that highly relevant to our clients."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with top notch people that are interested in achieving results for our clients.

    Cons

    Intense situations that can be very demanding


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to work at a highly respected firm, successful in the market, growing smartly. You get to work on great projects that "Really Matter" (firm mantra) to clients.

    Cons

    Leadership is in evolution and teh firm is growing, there are growing pains in certain areas. But, leadership seems aware and is constantly communicating about programs underway.

    Advice to Management

    Keep speaking to the staff and demonstrate action.


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