Alvarez & Marsal Reviews in New York, NY | Glassdoor

Alvarez & Marsal New York Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
40 reviews

Filter

Filter

New York, NY

3.9
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Alvarez & Marsal Co-Founders & Co-CEOs Tony Alvarez II & Bryan P. Marsal
Tony Alvarez II & Bryan P. Marsal
28 Ratings

40 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

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 15 reviews)

Cons
  • work / life balance varies widely depending on the partner and project (in 28 reviews)

  • sometimes long hours are needed, summer hours are dependent on each business unit, so if your boss is stricter than most, you don't receive that perk (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Always Striving for Excellence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid core values, highest level of integrity and true interest in the team. Hard work that is fun! Quality working environment and focus on exceeding expectations. Best organization I have ever worked with, bar none.

    Cons

    No comments to add at this time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, focus on client service, experienced colleagues, minimal administrative overhead, pay commensurate with performance, clear incentive structure tied to collections and sales.

    Cons

    Work life balance skews pretty severely toward work. Bottom line, this is a family business and at times the family's interests come first.


  3. "Overall pretty good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 Alvarez & Marsal (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good bonuses, entrepreneurial, flexibility, filling the 20 word minimum since I don't know what more to say at this time.

    Cons

    Hyper competitive environment between groups, filling the 20 word minimum since I don't know what more to say at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare for technological advancements, educate staff better


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Fair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, compensation package, maternity leave

    Cons

    work-life balance, involvement of junior team members

    Advice to Management

    Get junior folks involved on teams and within the Company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alvarez & Marsal full-time

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial. Directors and above basically run their own practices and are encouraged to seek out new business, develop and principal messages and new services.

    Cons

    Very entrepreneurial. Directors and above each have to do all of product and business development, marketing, sales, engagement planning, staffing and fulfillment, client service, pricing and billing. Internal economics make many services less than profitable, regardless of demand or volume.

    Advice to Management

    Reign in hip-shooters and service offerings to maintain work quality.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Private Equity Team is a great team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A&M Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to take vacation and attend family matters

    Cons

    No upward movement structure. 100% travel expected


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment, supportive staff - no micro managing

    Cons

    Team often worked offsite, lots of downtime in office


  10. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good verity of products used for business

    Cons

    Lack of communication could be an issue


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible base, good bonus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



Showing 40 of 250 reviews
Reset Filters