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  1. "Very Intelligent Analysts and Consultants + Experienced Management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Dean & Company full-time

      Pros

      Extremely intelligent, driven analysts coupled with articulate, well-connected, experienced management.

      Cons

      Company did an excellent job with retention of existing clients, but could focus more on growth.

      Dean & Company2017-11-07
    • "Poor Management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Dean & Company

      Pros

      Great bagels and fresh fruit.

      Cons

      Management and Support are chasing outstanding employees away.

      Dean & Company2018-03-08
    • "Solid culture"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Dean & Company full-time

        Pros

        Good culture, young office, great firm events

        Cons

        Minimal room for growth in support staff roles

        Dean & Company2017-08-16
      • "The next era of Dean is looking up"

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        Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Dean & Company full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Project pipeline is strong Smart and energetic colleagues--- particularly the analysts Interesting work that makes an impact Management is better than in years past

        Cons

        Project mix not varied Location in suburbs not ideal Remote managers not always engaged Owners not visible and their long-term strategy is unclear

        Advice to Management

        Keep building the project pipeline. A broader array of projects would lead to a better learning experience. Ensure that the junior managers are getting fully trained-- senior managers need to be more engaged on this front. It feels like the owners aren't really interested in the consulting business. It would be good to know what their goal is over the long run.

        Dean & Company2017-05-28
      • Helpful (3)

        "Small Company doing too many things..."

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Dean & Company full-time

          Pros

          Alots of smart people... Lots of experience in Analytics and finance.

          Cons

          company need more cultural diversity... Too much micromanagement..

          Dean & Company2015-10-27
        • "Decent firm"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at Dean & Company

            Pros

            small company, lots of exposure to higher level, meaningful work right away, free fruit everyday, bagels once a week

            Cons

            hours can be stressful depending on the project, not too many clients at firm so limited scope on what you can work on, managers can often work remotely so lots of teleconferencing which can be annoying.

            Dean & Company2014-10-27
          • Helpful (1)

            "Pluses and Minuses of a Small Firm"

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            Former Employee - Analyst in Vienna, VA
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            No opinion of CEO

            I worked at Dean & Company full-time for more than 4 years

            Pros

            The work tends to be very analytical and interesting and the clients are top-tier. The recruiting process is very selective so you'll be awed by some of your classmates. Over the last couple years, the company has made a lot of changes and have promoted VP's to CMO and COO, which seems to have put more focus on growing the client base and improving the internal processes. The case managers on average tend to be pretty...

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            Cons

            Given that it's a small firm, the work tends to be concentrated in a few clients at any one time. The project flow can be uneven, especially on private equity, so you'll have some 75 hour weeks and other 45 hour weeks. Client contact and travel is uneven across projects. The training program is OK, but could use some upgrades

            Advice to Management

            The two areas that should be focused on are marketing and training. It would be good to expand into a few more industries but that takes time. Outside training options should be considered.

            Dean & Company2014-07-11
          • Helpful (7)

            "Be wary"

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            Former Employee - Analyst in Vienna, VA
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at Dean & Company full-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            Analysts tend to be an interesting, smart and collegiate bunch. The work is quite analytical and of the quality and complexity you could expect at other top-shelf consulting shops

            Cons

            The CEO runs this company like his fiefdom, and top management are incompetent and spineless. Work and new clients tend to be difficult to come by as upper management tend not to be well-connected. Most are PHDs in Math/Science and tend not to be managerial types. Besides, this firm unlike other consulting firms does not have partners; the partners are called VP's and the firm is definitely not run like a partnership,...

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            Advice to Management

            Treat the firms assets better - more emphasis on training, mentoring, management. Address the communication gaps and negative culture.

            Dean & Company2014-07-09
          • "Good place to work."

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              Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

              I worked at Dean & Company

              Pros

              Friendly coworkers, fresh fruit in the mornings, free parking, good working environment,

              Cons

              Can be rather busy at times (depending on project assignment), lighting was kind of dismal in offices (fluorescent, resembled a jail).

              Dean & Company2014-03-24
            • Helpful (1)

              "Great job to get business experience out of school."

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              Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
              Doesn't Recommend
              No opinion of CEO

              I worked at Dean & Company full-time for more than 2 years

              Pros

              Really smart and nice people. Interesting projects. Opportunity to learn a lot. Great place for a quantitative person to learn to apply his/her skills in business.

              Cons

              Uneven project flow, work hours vary tremendously depending on which project you are staffed on. Firm does not have the strong branding of the larger strategy consulting firms and upper management is more focused on the energy trading business.

              Advice to Management

              Focus on building more long term relationship clients.

              Dean & Company2014-02-05
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