Alvarez & Marsal Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2020

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Alvarez & Marsal Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Tony Alvarez II and Bryan P. Marsal
Tony Alvarez II and Bryan P. Marsal
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  1. Featured Review

    "Will stay here for life"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Restructuring in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are smart and engaging. Work is always interesting, and you’re limited only by potential. Regardless of title, your role on the deal team is largely defined by ability. Comp structure is formula based and very predictable. Bonuses paid right before Christmas.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and unpredictable. Can be called to travel across the country with little to no advance warning.

  2. "Great Firm with a lot of growth opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alvarez & Marsal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial and fast paced culture

    Cons

    Can sometimes be unstructured but overall not too much of an issue

  3. "Good team, interesting work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time

    Pros

    Good group of employees and interesting work

    Cons

    Depending on your group, communication could be better but seeing improvements

  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alvarez & Marsal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, Engaging work, Great people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  5. "lots of travel, interesting work, nice people for the most part"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alvarez & Marsal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very hands on experience, supportive mentors

    Cons

    travel was too much for me

  6. Helpful (1)

    "National Player"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time

    Pros

    - Great worklife balance - Good Dealflow - Young company

    Cons

    - none to speak of

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    "Great Culture"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture, fast paced projects, wide industry exposure

    Cons

    Training could be better developed

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to grow"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Interesting project, pay, flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Sometimes workload can be challenging

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worked there for several months"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy the benefits and the culture

    Cons

    Have to make sure the directors love you

  10. "Toxic favoritism is the key to success"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alvarez & Marsal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality of work is exceptional Early in career associates will learn more in one year compared to 5+ years in corporate America The intensity and expected speed of execution will give you an edge inside and outside of A&M The A&M brand is legitimate and those that know A&M know the people are “get sh-t” done type of people. This is valuable.

    Cons

    Compensation is variable and based on how well you are liked Managing Directors make or break your existence. Many are bullies and would not survive in a corporate setting with traditional corporate HR expectations around employee behavior. Sharp elbows is a polite way to describe how ruthless many people are in the firm. People are expendable so you work when, where and how ever long the MD determines. If you do not, hours are cut and compensation is negatively impacted. If a Client refuses to pay a portion of the stated invoice, expect the MD to ensure they remain whole while reducing other staffs’ hours to balance things out.

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