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"Good place to hone your skills for a few years"

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

I worked at Dean & Company full-time

Pros

There's not much in the way of "mid-level" consultants, so much of that *experience* falls to analysts
I've never seen an analyst get launched into a career from one of his/her cases, but the management are well connected and willing to help you end up where you want to be.
The work is extremely quantitative, and if that's the sort of work you like to do, this is a great place to get a real crash course in it
The other analysts are an interesting bunch to get to know

Cons

There's not much in the way of "mid-level" consultants, so much of that *work* falls to analysts
Hours and travel load are not evenly managed across the firm's teams, so don't draw the short straw. Even if you don't draw the short straw, work-life balance is wanting
Unless the prospect of bring a manager at a small consulting firm excites you, I don't see much long-term opportunity here.
Its a small firm, so the usual cons go here too (limited slate of cases, etc.)

Advice to Management

It looks like management has been doing a good job turning around the firm culture. I'd say some of the reviews from a few years ago should be taken with a grain of salt.

My advice: keep working on it. Its better, but there's always room for improvement.

Other Employee Reviews for Dean & Company

  1. "Great opportunity to develop your problem solving skills"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Disclose in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Disclose in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dean & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very strong staff -- junior and senior levels
    Tremendous learning opportunity
    High stakes problems and highly positive feedback from clients regarding impact
    Not as political or formal as other firms
    Staff often develop strong friendships

    Cons

    Brand name is not as widely known
    Selected project mix given small size
    Different styles of senior management can be a positive and a negative at times
    Location is attractive given all of the activities in the immediate area but would better if it was downtown

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for opportunities to invest in and grow business


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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people, chance to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Limited alumni network, disadvantages of a small firm, not the most socially-aware group of people in the world.

    Advice to Management

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