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Mu Sigma Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance with sakary less than industry standards (in 387 reviews)

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  1. "Good work experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    The work is challenging and there is room for growth

    Cons

    Work load is a lot and sometimes overwhelming


  2. "US Junior Associate/Ambassador - STAY AWAY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Junior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Columbus Program is a pretty interesting experience; you meet cool people, gain some hard and soft skills.

    The actually job varies by account, but the work is generally meaningful and you can do as much analytics as you want while cooperating with the India-based offshore team to get a lot done.

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership - the entire leadership team cowers in fear when the CEO (who is absolutely insane) walks into the room. Every half-baked idea he comes up with is instantly transformed into a half-baked, company-wide initiative.

    You can be sent anywhere in the US (they say they take your preferences into account, but they really don't. You have a high chance of going to Arkansas).

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better - there's a reason attrition is so high.


  3. "Junior Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a job, nothing else.

    Cons

    You are left on your own to figure everything out. Mu-sigma sigma takes you to India but everything else is you.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to manage, that simple.


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  5. "Unprofessional company lacking integrity. Every regional head in the US is on an L1 visa meaning they are a slave to CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing is good about the company. The ceo and regional heads in mu sigma all lack integrity. Every regional head is a slave because they are on l1 visas

    Cons

    -long hours
    -bad pay
    -lying to clients about AOPS (MU SIGMA CONCEPT)
    -treat women in the company bad
    -leadership lies


  6. "musigma review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Feels just like an extended college

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance and monetary benefits


  7. "Great company for short term achievements"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    The knowledge you gather and the rate at which you learn is outstanding. With the exposure we get from different clients and the insight into their businesses will immensely help in other jobs. People who want to make something of their stay will definitely learn a lot.

    Cons

    This is a company to get quick experience on a lot of things. If you stay long enough to grow up the ladder, the work gets boring and the learning decreases drastically. You would mentor more than learn. The recent org changes have negatives as well. Folks with 5 or less years of experience taking up leadership roles have not been very successful. Laterals would feel like they are working for very young people. And folks in leadership, as I said are primarily involved in administrative work than actual problem solving.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Junior Associate Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Associate
    Former Employee - Junior Associate
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This review is for the Junior Associate position that starts out with the Columbus program in Bangalore. Note that your experience in this company can vary drastically depending on what account you are put on. Overall, I gained a lot during my time with Mu Sigma. I would recommend taking some time to evaluate the Pros and Cons from my review and others to see if this job is for you.

    1. You get to go to India for 4-6 months. During this time you will meet a lot of new people, be immersed in another culture, and get to Travel around SE Asia in your spare time. Definitely one of the highlights of the experience.

    2. You get to learn from / interact with some really smart and talented co-workers

    3. After India, you will be placed with a Fortune 500 client, and be given a lot of responsibility right off the bat.

    4. There are a lot of interesting projects, much more so than an entry level consulting from any other company would get. You will learn a lot, and the skill-set you gain from Mu Sigma is very in valuable

    Cons

    1. When I joined, the actual learning part of the Columbus Program was very unorganized. All of the learning was self learning (which was fine, because members of the batch were able to lean heavily on each other during this time). This is a stark contrast to the "state of the art" learning program that Mu Sigma likes to talk about. I think there have been some improvements lately, but just something to keep in mind.

    2. Pay in the US is not competitive, and it's even worse for the Indian teams. Benefits are also not great (10 days PTO + Sick Days). There is a "fixed track" promotion system, so you won't be making a competitive salary until you've been with the company for 3+ years.

    3. Lots of manager horror stories due to young and inexperienced managers. Was never a huge problem for me, but seems to be a common theme in other accounts.

    4. Because of the nature of working with an offshore team, regular calls outside of working hours are a norm. Typically, you will have a morning call (~7:30 AM) and a night call (~9:00 PM). Sometimes, if there is a work disaster or a tight deadline, you will have to work until very late into the night. I have been on calls at 1AM before

    5. Very high turnover rate on the offshore team can cause quality issues with the work

    6. There has been a recent shift in the Junior Associate role to be more sales and consulting, and less hands on analytics work. This could be a pro for you if this is what you are looking for in your next job.

    Advice to Management

    1. Increase compensation + benefits for onsites and the offshore team
    2. Train management / hire more experienced managers
    3. Don't over-promise to clients
    4. Improve work life balance for the offshore team especially. Long hours affect work quality, and morale.
    5. Don't push the onsite role to be client facing only. Quality issues become much worse when analytical capabilities are siloed in the offshore team only


  9. "All work, meagre play!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to learn the basics
    Colleagues

    Cons

    Honestly everything besides the above mentioned pros

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Learn/Grow but compromise on Pay & Life beyond work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Excellent place to hone skills; be it core Analytics skills, communication, project/team management
    2. Young org - energy levels super high. You tend to work longer without even realizing
    3. Rate of learning super high due to the overall construct & culture
    4. Questioning status quo is a norm; encouraged to challenge and question anybody; which is great

    Cons

    1. Life beyond work might almost become non-existent sometimes; becomes consistent/constant as one grows. Not sustainable for all - Takes a toll beyond a point.
    2. Young org also means lot of chatter and time spent away from work during work hours; makes people stay longer. So, its not just the work..
    3. CEO dictatorial and at times, downright nasty reprimanding people in large forums. Very unpleasant; do not approve.
    4. Pay is very disproportionate; low compared to external market standards. Leads to lot of churn

    Advice to Management

    The fundamental core pillars (learning over knowing, problem solving etc) plus the unique culture plus high energy teams is something amazing - don't get to see it elsewhere. Hope the cons are addressed so that they can continue to build, grow without losing the fundamentals, culture & people


  11. "Good learning curve"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Lots of learning, dynamic environments, good crowd, great clients, rapid growth, good visibility, complex business problems, direct end client exposure,

    Cons

    Very long hours, very young management, less directions and training given, multiple iterations, unrealistic expectations set, lesser compensation, high attrition



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