Analysis Group Reviews

Updated May 17, 2020

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Analysis Group President & CEO Martha S. Samuelson
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding experience for new grads"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    Extremely intelligent and motivated colleagues, who are also friendly and nice. Everyone genuinely wants to help you learn and develop your skills. The Boston office has an annual ski trip to Stowe and an awesome holiday party at the MFA. I’ve heard from colleagues in other offices that they have similar events as well (San Francisco goes to Tahoe to ski). The Boston office space is beautiful, and every analyst gets their own office. The training here is also top notch, with analysts having mandatory training sessions in Excel, SAS, Stata, R, VBA, and lots of optional courses as well if you want to focus on a particular programming language. This could be a pro or a con, but compared to management consulting there is very little travel. Work life balance in consulting can be difficult, but not traveling makes it easier for me. As far as exit opportunities, most analysts leave to go to top grad schools, and AG helps prepare you with an extensive grad school workshop series.

    Cons

    Consulting can have long and unpredictable hours, and economic consulting adds the additional layer of non-negotiable court deadlines. I’ve definitely had some late nights working with my team. AG has an internal labor market, which is essentially how you find your cases. Some people love it because it allows them to network their way into the cases they want, but I would personally appreciate a little more structure and help finding cases.

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    Analysis Group2020-02-27
  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    Great learning workplace environment; great colleagues.

    Cons

    Nothing to report as a con.

    Analysis Group2020-05-17
  3. "Work hard"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of learning and mentorship opportunities

    Cons

    Variable work-life balance, short deadlines

    Analysis Group2020-05-11
  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, great employees, interesting work, non-hierarchical

    Cons

    Sometimes you work for the bad guys

    Analysis Group2020-02-26
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Look elsewhere"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are genuinely nice, thoughtful, and kind. A few cases, especially high-profile cases, involve interesting research and data work. Your schedule is sometimes pretty flexible and the perks are solid. People often leave for great grad schools.

    Cons

    Most of the work is either monotonous, detrimental to society, or both. You might find yourself defending people who have defrauded investors or sold mortgage backed securities. Worse, the work you do to build an expert report is extremely tedious and involves hours of manual footnote-checking. AG sells this job as one that involves working with a lot of data, but this is not a great place to develop your skillset if you're interested in a quantitative career- in fact, this job will probably be a detriment. Analysts feel replaceable because everyone's expected to leave in 2-3 years. The internal labor market, as many others have noted, is broken - you'll be assigned a case in one area and struggle to ever leave that area.

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    Analysis Group2020-01-29
  6. "Great company!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst 

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, professional development, opportunity to develop both quantitative and qualitative skills

    Cons

    Workload can be unpredictable and depends on client requests

    Analysis Group2020-01-03
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Given immediate legitimate and interesting responsibilities / tasks. The work varied a lot and every case felt like a new learning opportunity. Plenty of opportunity to advance to higher level responsibilities. Management was incredibly receptive to feedback and openly encouraged push-back on their ideas. Perfect job to work for a few years after undergrad, particularly if interested in graduate school afterwards.

    Cons

    This is just the nature of the industry but hours can be unpredictable and long. However, most of the management in the DC office is good about keeping work-life balance in check for the analysts.

    Analysis Group2019-12-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on multiple types of cases

    Cons

    Sometime you would have unpredictable work load

    Analysis Group2019-12-10
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A good opportunity for new grads"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work environment, lots of smart people, gain a ton of analytical skills

    Cons

    long or unpredictable hours, burnout

    Analysis Group2019-09-12
  10. "IT needs to get their act together"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance. Unlike consultants at the firm. IT is not expected to work crazy work hours. Once you are done with your shift you are not expected to answer anything. Pay and bonuses are very good.

    Cons

    No growth within the company. The turn over in systems is crazy and management does not see this as an issue. They prompt to meaningless titles and constantly claim there is opportunities for growth, however you will end up doing the same thing. Instead of growing within they rather hire externally. For a large firm, policies and procedures are not written and go by a strictly "if they complain enough we will do it". There are two people who basically run systems so your opinion never matters. Terrible IT practices that amateurs would never even do. If you are OK with high pay and customer service this is for you. If you care for your personal development move on.

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    Analysis Group2019-10-03
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