Alvarez & Marsal - Great Experience and $$, Bad Attitude and Work/Life Balance | Glassdoor
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"Great Experience and $$, Bad Attitude and Work/Life Balance"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great Compensation
Smart co-workers and bosses
Projects can be interesting
Can learn a lot, be exposed to a lot
Project teams vary, so you get to work with different people and styles
Travel, if you like it

Cons

Hours can be unreasonable for long periods of time (depending on project & team)
Work can be tedious and boring (depending on project & team)
Travel, it gets old being away from home more days than not
Management has an attitude, important to be part of the good old boys club
As time goes on, there is more and more deceit - with the client, with the clients advisors and amongst ourselves, etc - it's tough to keep the story straight when working with people, and it makes for an uncomfortable environment
Cut-throat atmosphere amongst peers, a culture where putting others down can help you get promoted
The culture and values they say they believe in (family first, not pumping hours...) are not actually there in practice

Other Employee Reviews for Alvarez & Marsal

  1. "very intense, high performance culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alvarez & Marsal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very smart, hardworking people. chance to work on significant, challenging projects.

    Cons

    work pace can be brutal, work life balance is a challenge


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Entreprenurial Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alvarez & Marsal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial. Lots of variety in opportunities. Some good class-room based training provided.

    Cons

    Entreprenurial culture can sometimes create internal competitiveness rather than collaboration.

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