Alvarez & Marsal - Good firm to work for in an economic downturn | Glassdoor
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"Good firm to work for in an economic downturn"

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Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

On the job experience. It almost seems that you get paid to receive a business school education – except you receive it on the job. Every client engagement poses new problems and the consultants need to come up with a specific solution. However, compared to the typical strategy consulting, this is “for real” and your suggestions ARE implemented real time.

Cons

The travel and the unpredictability of the schedule. It’s very tough to plan time off as you never really know where you might get sent next. The systems aren’t the best.
Though luckily for on the road consultants, the only A&M system you really need to rely on is e-mail.

Advice to Management

Try to keep people who are on the beach busy with research etc …and other projects till billable work comes around.

Other Employee Reviews for Alvarez & Marsal

  1. "Solid work experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong team, good salary and perks

    Cons

    In the aim of scaling sometimes employee concerns are not looked into


  2. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alvarez & Marsal full-time

    Pros

    Great place to be if you are hungry. For business, for revenues, for advances. MDs are open to discuss any model or speciality you want to start with plenty of support. No punishment for failure, as long as serious efforts were made.

    Cons

    Not much help from others. Everyone is doing his own thing. If you want a collaborative environment, this is not it.

    Advice to Management

    Redesign incentive scheme to foster sharing.

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