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Analysis Group Boston Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Analysis Group President & CEO Martha S. Samuelson
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Pros
  • You will be surrounded by smart people who are also fantastic to work with (in 27 reviews)

  • As many say, relatively good work-life balance and little case travel (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is tough but it comes with the territory (in 40 reviews)

  • Very long hours depending on casework (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good corporate culture and very smart colleagues

    Cons

    The hours can be unpredictable sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more talented people as the firm grows.


  2. "Great firm"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you're looking for intellectually stimulating, complex work; strong collaborative culture; flexible case staffing approach

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedule and workload at times, and as with all consulting firms, some projects can be less interesting than others; flexible case staffing approach

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that culture is maintained as firm grows, but seek to introduce organizational changes - e.g., organized case staffing - that may work more effectively at larger firm

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group as an intern

    Pros

    Great interview experience and really enjoyed talking to the senior people.

    Cons

    Not any I can think of. Benefits not as high for interns compared to other industries


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Don't drink the kool-aid"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work ethic
    - Professional reports
    - Company outings/parties (don't let these trick you into staying longer)
    - A few nice people
    - Extremely clique-y

    Cons

    - Incompetent Human Resources personnel
    - Poor support for continuing education
    - Poor work-life balance: expected to work nights and weekends
    - Boring, brain-less work: higher overqualified staff
    - Politically-driven promotion schemes - lack of upward mobility, high turn-over rate

    Advice to Management

    Suggestion to align Human Resources personnel's attitudes with what Senior Leadership claims to promote.
    Suggestion to treat Analysts better and provide upwards mobility.


  5. "Analysis Group Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Analysis Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people and great work culture!

    Cons

    hard interview and you work too much!


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people and good benefits

    Cons

    Management often doesn't care about well-being of analysts, high turn over, long hours that could be avoided with better management, lack of work life balance, and disregard for professional growth

    Advice to Management

    Focus on investing in the analysts on a personal and professional level and improve the internal labor market


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great place, great people"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant and nice coworkers. The people are generally caring and willing to invest in your future. If you let case managers know the kinds of experiences you would like to have on a case, they will generally help channel you to it. As a result, a lot depends on your ability to speak up and just let others know what is on your mind and how you would like your career to evolve.

    My experience at the Associate level has been that Partners in the company want me to succeed, and many are willing to open their client and expert networks to me and let me help start managing our relationship with clients and experts on cases. Partners work together to bring in business, which leads to collaboration at many levels of the firm (e.g., there are no practice-area level P&L statements).

    Excellent training in R, Python, SAS, STATA, VBA and Excel at the Analyst and Associate level. New training in case management has been recently introduced at the Associate and up level.

    Extremely flexible work environment. Whenever one case wraps up, you have near total control over what you get staffed on next. There is a support system in place to help you change practice areas or look for the next thing if you get stuck in one position - you just need to reach out to it. Each new employee is given an Advisor and a Peer Mentor to help them navigate the flexibility. It is great if you would like to see many different industries.

    Feedback at reviews are honest. The company will let you know when you're doing a great job, but also will tell you the areas you need to improve on and offer clear advice on what to do to address it. This can help you learn very quickly, especially early in your career.

    Amazing company party at the MFA, yearly ski trip that the company covers for all employees, summer party with an open bar, and many other covered events. AG has several active sports teams that they sponsor throughout the year, from basketball to softball to tennis. At the Analyst level, the firm invests significant resources in helping people prepare for and apply to Graduate School (MBA/PhD/Other), including a formal process to help with essay review and to let you interview people who have graduated from the top schools you are interested in.

    The negative reviews below are a bit sad to see. My experience has been that if you take advantage of the mentorship available to you, many people truly care and will help you find work that suits you. Nobody ever forces you to work with one particular manager, so if you are having a problem all you need to do is reach out and change the situation you're in. People afraid to do so might get stuck in a bad spot, which is the only way the negative reviews make sense to me.

    Cons

    Consulting hours! Some weeks can actually be 40. Many are closer to 50. When you are filing a case, it can be all hands on deck for 70-100 hours for short periods of time. Because of the flexibility in case staffing, you can try to guide yourself to have a controlled number of case filings a year.

    There were previously some issues with a lack of formal case management training, but those have been addressed in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to stick to core company values while growing in size. There have been some growing pains, but I think we're learning from them appropriately as we go.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great firm to work for after graduate school. The work environment is supportive and collaborative.

    Cons

    There are no drawback working at this firm.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the current culture


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting work from management that values its employees"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fresh out of college, you are given the freedom to manage your own work.
    Brilliant managers.
    Friendly atmosphere.
    Training opportunities in Stata, SAS, python, R, excel, and more.

    Cons

    While most weeks are ~50 hours, you will work long hours during case filings (upwards of 100 possibly in the week leading up to filing) so you should just understand what your getting yourself into.

    In order to move from senior analyst to associate, you need a graduate degree (MBA or phd generally) so you will generally have to leave the firm after 3-5 years to pursue more schooling.


  10. "Great employer"

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    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very fun environment to be challenged and work hard with very smart and talented individuals who are all passionate about the work.

    Cons

    It is very demanding to meet the needs of this company as their work is at a very high level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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