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Analysis Group CEO Martha S. Samuelson
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139 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learning environment is amazing - really smart people at all levels(in 30 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, compensation, flexible work schedule(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is difficult to have a work-life balance due to a highly unpredictable schedule(in 42 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Opportunity to Start a Career"

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

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    AG was an amazing place to start my career. I gained invaluable technical, communication, and problem-solving skills. I was challenged, trusted, and given the opportunity to grow. Perhaps most importantly, I was surrounded by people who worked hard and thought critically, while also showing kindness and being supportive. Unless I find myself back at AG in the future, I think it’s unlikely I will ever work with a group...

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    Cons

    Given the demanding clients and non-negotiable court deadlines, late nights and unexpected requests are inevitable. In most of my experience, AG had the optimal structure in place: a clear long-term plan with strong direction from senior staff and helpful guidance from associates and experienced analysts. This led to a cohesive team that bought into the vision and functioned smoothly. In some instances, the team...

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    Advice to Management

    The review system is well intentioned, but could be modernized. There is frequently a delay between the end of a case and the review period. This impacts the reliability of feedback provided and the effectiveness of suggestions for improvement. AG could conduct case-specific reviews at the end of each case and then check in for ongoing cases twice a year. Additionally, it doesn’t appear that necessary feedback is...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Analysis Group definitely compensates well for its demanding work environment.

    Cons

    It is difficult to have a work-life balance due to a highly unpredictable schedule.

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Analysis Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great office

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company for any level position"

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

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    AG only hires the best. As a result, the consultants have a lot of respect for the admin departments. Everyone is appreciative of your work, and overall it's a very supportive environment. When someone asks me if I know another employee, my answer nearly always begins with, "Oh yeah, they're really nice," whether they're top management or an analyst. We seem pretty buttoned-up from our website, but in our offices we’re...

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    Cons

    Because AG only hires the best, perfection is basically mandatory. In certain instances it may be your actual job to be perfect. So, that can be stressful. Since the consultants have a (natural) focus on billable work, it can be tough to get them to focus on other items that may need their attention.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being mindful of negative feedback across offices and ways to fix issues.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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

    I have been working at Analysis Group for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Enjoy the rigorous nature of the work and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Very few -- have had an all around stellar experience

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Allows (and requires) you to use skills beyond economics - you need to be able to write, think critically, learn new subjects quickly, pay close attention to detail, work in teams, manage others, take and give criticism effectively.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes. The informal work allocation system can be disorienting and lead to big swings in work load.

  7. Helpful (16)

    "You can probably do better than working at AG"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time

    Pros

    This can be a good jumping point out of college if: 1) you’re interested in quantitative work, but don’t quite have the technical skills yet, or 2) you’re interested in MBA programs. Every office is different, but the culture in LA is relatively casual for consulting, and there is some flexibility about the hours you work. If you play your cards right and get lucky with the right cases, you can have lots of opportunities...

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    Cons

    That said, it can be a soul-sucking job. AG is basically a burnout factory for smart but inexperienced college grads. If you are ok with having no life outside of work, are motivated by little else than money, and are comfortable with the moral and ethical ambiguity inherent in this work, then AG may be perfect for you. You are implicitly expected to be available at all hours for whatever requests they have. It is not...

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    Advice to Management

    Maybe actually install some real leadership in the LA office? There is virtually no HR presence in LA, and the managers here don’t like to be bothered with personnel concerns, nor are they able to be neutral parties when inappropriate workplace behavior needs to be addressed. Be more forthright about how bonuses and promotions are determined. There is a lot of denial about the importance of billed hours, but clearly billed...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Healthcare Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great people, supportive community, emphasis on career development, interesting work and lots of responsibility for an entry level job, decent work-life balance for the salary if you manage your time well.

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedule, can be hard to navigate the internal labor market.

    Advice to Management

    Come to terms with the fact that this is now a big company and figure out how to adapt the internal labor market to be less stressful for analysts and managers alike.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Investment in employee development, smart and nice coworkers, interesting casework

    Cons

    Long and unpredictable hours, internal politics

  10. Helpful (7)

    "A firm with biased value"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Interesting casework and some nice, smart people

    Cons

    AG claims that it invests a lot in its employees. There are many formalities in place, such as the formal review system, the advising system, various training sessions, etc. However, when it comes to promotion or compensation decisions, the process is often opaque and biased towards people who are better supported/advocated by the senior management. Great work is not always acknowledged, and sometimes people develop implicit...

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    Advice to Management

    As the firm grows, think harder about how to improve the fairness and transparency in the review system.

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