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Updated February 22, 2018
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Mu Sigma Founder Dhiraj Rajaram
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  1. "Working at Mu Sigma"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mu Sigma (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot about analytics, client interactions and various businesses.

    Cons

    Working can be stressful sometimes


  2. "Good stepping stone for a Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Great project and people. Very creative co-workers and helpful managers. Diverse set of projects

    Cons

    Lengthy working hours. Low compensation

  3. "Jr. Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, a lot to learn

    Cons

    Working with India time schedule


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mu Sigma Review - Trainee Decision Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steep Learning Curve, Great Exposure to Clients

    Cons

    Long working hours, No appreciation for good work


  5. "nice learning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    nice learning at the cost of high uncertainty

    Cons

    low offshore experience. None None

    Advice to Management

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Merciless and ungrateful"

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    Former Employee - Regional Head in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Head in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn how not to run a company

    Cons

    The CEO has a self impression of being Elon Musk/Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, things he does is unbecoming of an industry leader. Ungrateful, habitual lies, frameworks to justify decisions.
    And, that has unfortunately percolated down to a lot of people. Good fortune that even his most trusted lieutenants have finally had better sense dawn upon them, in 2016-17. And, the circus continues albeit with declining revenues.
    If all the force-fitted frameworks and analogies didnt work for Mu Sigma itself, how is it going to work for their clients. Something amiss!

    Advice to Management

    Successful companies do not necessarily need to go through a management shakeup, before hitting top circuit. The business model of extension team is done and dusted. Karma has a unique way of getting back at you - its better to be honest and leave a positive legacy. There's still time to reflect, reform and do some thing good for your employees (current and former) and clients.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don’t do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people on the team, at least until they quit. Turnover is very high.

    Cons

    If you are a male trump supporter, this company is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Very poor culture and values. Get a new CEO, hire women for leadership roles. Treat all people with respect. Stop promoting a sexist work culture.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Completely Unethical and Unprofessional Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    This place asks you unprofessional questions at work and did during my interview.
    They asked questions such as: am I married, salary history, religion, sexual orientation...
    They also have no regard for their employees' health, privacy, and security and their customer's privacy and security.
    When I joined this company, I looked at the Glassdoor reviews and I thought that I could still make it work despite the negative reviews but I'm now here to warn everyone - do not try to make this company work. It will stress you out and it is not worth your time. You will get no benefit from working here.

    Cons

    Easy to get job if you are desperate enough


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Great learning, awful culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities to apply structured problem-solving across diverse industries
    - The heart of the company sits in India, where teams of enthusiastic and highly-talented folks throw themselves at any and every problem with a pretty high degree of success
    - Occasionally you'll get to work with very smart people

    Cons

    - Horrid working culture. Consider yourself extremely lucky to be mentored, guided or even to work with a polite manager who isn't constantly trying to emulate the CEO's hard-charging, toxic behavior
    - Borderline exploitation of team-members in India with unreasonable working hours, salary
    - Missing middle-management layer, both in India and onsite positions. The company thrives on the efforts of new college grads who need to be managed, guided and mentored by more experienced folks. They've been unsuccessful in retaining such a layer.
    - Unethical practices, where both clients and employees are victims. A consequence of its "do whatever it takes" mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Internally apply some of the concepts touted to clients, and with sincerity. Be honest about your failings. Stop using "intellectual honesty" as a euphemism for permitting and demonstrating bad behavior.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Junior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free travel to India, work with fortune 500 companies, can learn a lot about analytics

    Cons

    Attrition rate, they don't pay nearly enough for the work you put in and justify it by saying they're providing you with the experience. Management if forced to drink whatever BS kool-aide the CEO comes up with that week and most of it only makes sense to the Indian side of the organization and has zero applications to those working for clients in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the US side more if you want to keep them around and stop rotating members of teams every 6 months. Clients hate having to rebuild new relationships on running project all the time.


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