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Mu Sigma Bentonville Reviews

Updated November 14, 2016
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Mu Sigma Founder Dhiraj Rajaram
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  • Incredibly steep learning curve (in 194 reviews)

  • Which also means that employees has an opportunity to learn new things irrespective of their current profile (in 127 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Not a happy place, not headed in the right direction"

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    Former Employee - Junior Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Junior Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mu Sigma (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to "analytics" although this depends greatly on your project. Most of my work was reporting (SQL) and business intelligence
    Client facing role early
    A lot of independence
    Working with big name companies

    Cons

    Make sure your first location is a place you want to be, because you'll probably be looking for a new job before you get your second assignment
    Long hours, night calls
    No incentive to do well, "fixed track" ensures the good people leave for higher paying jobs and the average or below-average stick around
    Management simply does not care about you, which is fine, but then you probably won't care about the company
    Consider yourself a skilled temp-worker, not a consultant. You receive daily tasks from your client, they are often involved in projects and want daily updates
    Lying lying lying lying lying. Management will lie to you, they will lie to your client, they will ask you to lie, it often feels like the attitude towards the client is "Kiss their feet and lie to their face."
    Company is not growing, upper management (all the way to the CEO) are fleeing in droves, large amounts of equity are going to be sold soon, avoid if you have other offers

    Advice to Management

    Dhiraj sent out an email not so long ago calling people that look for a job while still employed at Mu Sigma "children," and in the same email asked why former or exiting employees want to hurt the company. If that sentence alone does not explain it to you, you're an idiot. At some point ask yourself, maybe it isn't everybody else, maybe it's me... but you won't.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good kickstart. Negative long term outlook."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good kick start to your career

    Cons

    - Pretty much everything that comes after staying with the company for a year

    Advice to Management

    Please don't advertise existing concepts that have been out in the world for decades as things invented by you


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Think short term, avoid long term with the company"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rapid exposure to Analytics Skills
    Explore multiple industries through analytics

    Cons

    Unstructured work life.
    Managing offshore was a pain
    Not good compensation structure
    Too many new policies
    Too radical a company, trying to create a niche

    Advice to Management

    You are very raw. I think you should get more structured and focus on employee efficiency rather than burning them out in the name of innovation.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn professional as well as inter-personal skills"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will cover breadth of analytics in very short span of time which in other companies you might take years.

    Cons

    Too early at times you move into the management side.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to say no the clients at times. Dont sell too much work in the name of learning.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Work is interesting, schedule is insane!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a ton, about how to be professional and how to get work done. Lots of responsibility very early, and your words are listened to by senior managers who have 10+ years of experience when you're just a rookie. Again, you get a huge amount of knowledge for your time here.

    Cons

    The schedule is nuts! Be at work by 8:30 - 9:00, morning meetings, spend the afternoon getting work done, spend the early evening doing the work you didn't get done in the afternoon, spend the evenings in calls (yes, you are required to take calls from India at 10:30 - 12:00 midnight, and there is no way out of them.) Work life integration, not work life balance. If you have a significant other that wants to spend time with you every day, don't bother with this place, you wont have the time.

    Advice to Management

    $/hour is pathetic. The "Iron Man Suit" ideology is an excuse for not investing in your workers. If you want to retain Americans for more than 2 years, either up the pay or dial down the workload.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Engagement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    1. Lot of learning
    2. Chance to solve a variety of problems
    3. Chance to interact with directors

    Cons

    1. Work can get really hectic esp because the offshore team is not always capable as they are mostly fresh graduates.
    2. There are no perks
    3. Not all the work is of high quality. Mu Sigma is at a stage where it is taking up a lot of work to penetrate into as many businesses as possible. Hence, some of the work can get really monotonous
    4. Some clients look at Mu Sigma just for data pulls, it takes considerable effort to win their trust and add value.

    Advice to Management

    1. Please take steps to curb attrition so that on site do not waste their time on just getting bare minimum things done
    2. Have proper thought when a new artifact is introduced on how to pass it on to everyone. leadership dont seem to know themselves on the best way of using an artifact
    3. people complain a lot about calls. Enable delivery teams in a way the call volume is minimal. It is also important to train client services team
    4. Organize extensive training for new managers so that they know how to project manage. There are a lot of frameworks that can be leveraged in bits and pieces. A mini MBA as Dhiraj talks about dosent exist in reality. Make good managers/leaders so that most of the time is NOT spent on petty admin stuff but on something REAL


  8. "Engagement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Startup company. Potential to Grow and explore multiple industries and Clients

    Cons

    Poor Work Life Balance owing to Offshore calls. Not very talented offshore folk. Low Pay

    Advice to Management

    Philosophy you preach should be backed by data.


  9. "Great experience, frustrating company"

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    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Huge amount of responsibility from the get-go. Chance to build soft skills early in career. High expectations for an entry level position.

    Cons

    Frustrating leadership. Lack of incentive to achieve. Compensation below market value for work provided.

    Advice to Management

    Need to make employees feel more valued.


  10. "Great Place if not for some politics - but still, a great place"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of work means a lot of learning
    No work life balance/harmony etc - if you want to grow you need to work - middle management sets a good example of hard work.
    CEO- Crazy leader

    Cons

    Appraisals are not very organized and it affects morale, but if you want to learn something then its perfect
    Working at a client location makes you feel like a pariah sometimes - it usually sucks but its a part of the deal
    CEO - Crazy leader :)

    Advice to Management

    Organize appraisals - do not promote people just because they will leave if you dont or if they have been loyal. It makes you look like a lala company. Not an aggressive startup that you are most of the time.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Smart Coworkers and the managers I worked with were top notch. These guys are the best account managers in Mu and in this space per se.
    - Challenging Work
    - CEO has a lot of inspirational qualities
    - Open environment where you can challenge your manager and have the independence to run the show

    Cons

    - Extra ideological work that is too cumbersome
    - Pay is low but can be negotiated if you can impress
    - Onsite/Offshore call frequency can increase as you move up
    - The company sometimes becomes a laboratory for the CEO's experiments and this can get stressful

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure you pay employees well and focus on execution more than on the ideology/frameworks that often distract employees


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