Altman Vilandrie & Company - Hard work and little balance for the bottom 80%, but very well compensated, great culture, and meritocracy. | Glassdoor
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"Hard work and little balance for the bottom 80%, but very well compensated, great culture, and meritocracy."

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Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Altman Vilandrie & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

True meritocracy where you'll get paid & promoted according to the quality and quantity of work you complete. Lots of responsibility available to you to take on as you please. If you are labeled as a "superstar" you'll be fast tracked into the inner circle.

Cons

Seems to be all or nothing in terms of lifestyle. Either you go full burn and reap all the rewards or try to maintain balance and be pushed to the periphery. Doubt the firm will continue to grow much more than ~100-200 FTE, since the model doesn't scale with much efficiency and has started to show disefficiencies of scale. Limited growth means promotions will become slower and reaching the top 20% near impossible.

Advice to Management

The more analytical/big data the project the less you can treat it like the strategy consulting engagements you're used to. This is a new industry and others are doing it better with happier employees because they aren't tied to "business as usual".

Other Employee Reviews for Altman Vilandrie & Company

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Unique Shop--Outstanding"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altman Vilandrie & Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is excellent. Probably highest quality operating strategy consulting advice in its sector, based on feedback from clients with which I interated who are purchasers of strategy consulting services, and the many examples of output I've seen from this company and from others who work in the space, most often Bain and McKinsey. The employees are uniformly nice and smart. Basically zero bad apples. That's pretty impressive even for a small shop.

    Cons

    Does not work routinely at the board or c-suite level for large companyies so these guys influence operating strategy, but don't drive the direction of a company as much as a McKinsey. They're specialists in TMT so it's great if you know that's your career--but a negative in most other cases. These guys work hard.


  2. "Great work environment"

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at AV&Co is the work environment. The company does a fantastic job fostering community through activities such as participating in sports leagues, weekly happy hours, quarterly community service events, etc.

    Cons

    The number one downside is that you work alot. Also as a MBA coming in at the consultant level, it's annoying that the company doesn't require analysts to get MBAs for promotion into management rules.

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