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Alvarez & Marsal New York City Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Alvarez & Marsal Co-Founders & Co-CEOs Tony Alvarez II & Bryan P. Marsal
Tony Alvarez II & Bryan P. Marsal
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Pros
  • great team work, compensation, work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Great pay/bonus program, very good work/life balance, smart people, can make a big impact with a good idea at the firm (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is always an issue in professional services (in 33 reviews)

  • Long hours but that is expected (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good compensation, challenging atmosphere, good vacation

    Cons

    little structured training in place.


  2. "Smart people, engaging work, up-and-coming firm."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With growth of the firm being more recent, it is a pretty entrepreneurial place to work. People are very bright and seem to work well together. A&M is flexible to personal situations and people feel like the firm has their back. Firm really seems to be diversifying their services, which can lead to new experiences.

    Cons

    Not much back office support (can be a good thing!). Other typical consulting firm pressures/annoyances, but that is what you sign up for in this industry. Really, I am proud to work at A&M.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible, high-paying, and entrepreneurial firm that continues to grow."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, informal and entrepreneurial work environment. Compensation is better than any comparable firm. The firm has really been growing in the last few years, and out-dated back office tools are being upgraded significantly.

    Cons

    Workload can be very slow at times. There are occasional internal squabbling over which group is going to be allocated a project.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The firm could use additional directors and senior directors to provide a better allocation of work.


  4. "Sr. Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Excellent Benefits. Great balance to one's professional and personal life.

    Cons

    Reviews does not determine bonus and increase in salary for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Management should reward hard workers more than slackers


  5. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Entrepreneurial culture. Compensation well above peers.

    Cons

    Nothing that I haven't experienced at other consulting firms (e.g. work/life balance).


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alvarez & Marsal as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern this past summer at A&M. Great firm, meaningful work, and a star line on the resume.

    Cons

    I had a great experience, but I don't know about interns in other groups. The work-load and experience may vary.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "The best place I have ever worked"

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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 Alvarez & Marsal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Immediate access to senior staff
    Very high level of client interaction
    Very social culture / team

    Cons

    High levels of bonus means low overhead, so sometimes things like IT lag behind

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Associate"

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

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great comp. Benefits are ok (not great, but ok). Very smart people. Decent work life balance (depending on role and project). Company is growing fast, especially in areas outside of restructuring.

    Cons

    Name recognition. Benefits could be better, but comp definitely makes up for that. Other than name recognition, not much bad to say about the firm.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible base, good bonus"

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

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time

    Pros

    Bonus is great when you are busy, but dminimus when not staffed on a deal

    Cons

    Base pay is fixed and is terrible. Other competitors are paying 1.5-1.75x more base pay.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base compensation before you lose more people to competitors


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Private Equity Team is a great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great outlook, great pay, amazing talent and team! Lots of responsibility on projects. Flat hierarchies.

    Cons

    Lesser structure and formal training than other big professional services firms. Not a big downside


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