Ankura Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2021

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3.1
49%
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Ankura Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lavin
Kevin Lavin
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Ankura is also very committed to the work/life balance and well-being of its employees(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great people although like any professional services firm this is more dependent on group then the firm as a whole(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management is in over their heads(in 10 reviews)

  • "LinkedIn Learning is just not as effective as the SMDs actually teaching concepts or skills(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredible team of brilliant thinkers and doers - Nurturing learning environment - Invests in personnel - Committed to positive work culture I write this review in a time of uncertainty and change. I'm grateful for this organization's commitment to safety, transparent communications, and getting through this crisis in a way that prioritizes their staff and clients. Ankura's integrity at this moment highlights that they truly walk the walk.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of anything major. I hope that they can continue to grow and ride out the current COVID crisis with their spirit in tact. This organization has incredible self awareness and actively works on issues that they can improve (namely diversity among personnel). The level of transparency and openness to feedback is exceptional.

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  2. "Great Colleagues & Challenging Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy and appreciate the colleagues that I have worked alongside over the past four year--they are smart and helpful. The client work is challenging and rewarding. Ankura leadership is supportive and empowering.

    Cons

    Client engagements and work teams change regularly (one or more times per year), so if you do not like change, this is not the work for you.


  3. "Not a bad place to work starting out"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Ankura full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay well for the most part. Lots of happy hours

    Cons

    Limited growth and opportunity to work for different teams. I think some managers tried to accommodate more than others.

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  4. "Good Organization"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Ankura full-time

    Pros

    good Organization to work with

    Cons

    None's cons in the organization

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  5. "Could be better"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ankura full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Direct people were great to work with.

    Cons

    Constant changes. Not a lot of work/life balance.

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  6. "Big Emphasis on Corporate Values Rings Hollow"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Salary isn't bad, insurance benefits are pretty good, and work from home has been enjoyable.

    Cons

    Emphasis on corporate values and long-term goals feel disingenuine, especially considering the high amount of millennial turnover the company seems to endure. Overall, I don't want to have to dedicate my time to brainstorming how to be a better corproate citizen for a job that only provides 7 paid sick days a year (and sick leave does not carry over year to year)

  7. COVID-19

    "Love my work life balance and coworkers, but could be better"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -I have a great work life balance! (Beware that some groups do not). -I love my coworkers and have great managers that care about my growth at the firm. -I mostly enjoy the work I do! I like my clients and the work I find pretty interesting. -WFH is pretty flexible and I think it will stay flexible (especially with COVID-19)

    Cons

    - Unequal pay between service groups. Those who worked for Navigant previously or those who now get recruited into one of those groups get a much higher starting salary. I have coworkers from college at the same level as me making $10,000+ more a year...Ankura could do a much better job at being transparent on what the range of salaries are at each level. - Senior Management turnover. A lot of senior management has changed in the past 6 months and it’s a bit unclear what path Ankura wants to take in terms of direction. -Not enough professional networking opportunities. Even before the pandemic, Ankura did not financially support junior levels folks to go to conferences. I have been denied several times to go to a networking opportunity at a conference or to go take a continuing education course to gain skills/knowledge at a local college. All were within the company policy $ amount but told they didn’t have enough resources for junior people at the moment. Although I understood, I was very disappointed as I want to grow my skills and professional network. Unfortunately, I don’t feel like I will have the opportunity at Ankura especially now with COVID-19.

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  8. "ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ankura full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Diverse employment group to work with

    Cons

    dont walk the talk with culture

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  9. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a good place to start out your career

    Cons

    It can be difficult to choose projects

  10. "Great Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Ankura full-time

    Pros

    Ankura has a very diverse and welcoming culture.

    Cons

    The pay scale and salaries are not transparent.

    Ankura Response

    January 5, 2021People Office

    We're proud of the inclusive organization that we are building through collaboration and diverse perspectives and thank you for sharing your feedback. If you have any questions about salary we encourage you to reach out to your leadership or the People Office.

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