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Mu Sigma Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "overall Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot

    Cons

    Management needs a lot of improvement


  2. "Musigma- good learning experience but not sustainable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning curve
    collaborative crowd
    flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Late nights
    Low pay
    Too much experimentation in the org

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Cultlike seniority, high stress, poor training, low pay."

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

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

    Pros

    -Got to travel to India on the company's dime.
    -You can fail multiple times without being fired if you honestly try to succeed.
    -Lots of client-facing experience and the potential for hard technical skills.

    Cons

    -You have to stay a full year and be on the company roster to get your year end bonus. This plus a 2 month notice for when you quit.
    -Terrible compensation for at least the first 3 years. No 401K, low salary for a PM/Analytics job, pathetic increases in salary relative to experience.
    -No mentorship at all. You'll wonder what your job is as it changes day to day. Your managers will tell you to sell Mu Sigma products to the clients as "the most important thing" on monday and to be a hardcoder analytics expert on tuesday and a relationship builder/presenter on thursday.
    -No technical skill training. Anything you learn, you learn on your own as the 5-7 month training in india is worthless.
    -Managers could be alright, or they could be awful people. Berating and yelling and insulting is normal stuff, especially to the poor offshore kids. F bombs are a must.
    -Extremely high turnover means you won't recognize your team members in about 8 months or so and most of your American colleagues will be gone within 18 months.
    -Unethical business practices such as hiding problems in algorithms or hiding the fact that half your team quit from clients. You're expected to fall in line with this.
    -Company initiatives that make no sense, such as (in the past) working on the weekends.
    -Your clients know you'll probably quit in about a year and so don't respect you as an asset. Any trust would go to the engagement manager.
    -Late night and early calls to india.

    Advice to Management

    Stop burning out your offshore employees and calling it a learning experience.
    Pay your people what they're worth.
    Define roles and give people the training they need to succeed.
    Stop addressing bugs and cons as features.


  4. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Good learning curve for fresh graduates

    Cons

    Busy schedules and intense work culture


  5. "Better than it feels like"

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    Former Employee - Decision Scientist
    Former Employee - Decision Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You get to learn diverse applications (industries)
    -Client exposure is very valuable and gives you the opportunity to build relationships
    -Understanding of analytics as an industry is extremely useful as you move on and work at other places

    Cons

    -Rapid changes in organization's ways
    -A number of mediocre managers
    -Possible to be stuck doing work that isn't very impactful


  6. "Work culture"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great Exposure
    Good opportunity to work with Fortune 500 companies as clients

    Cons

    Need to work 24 x 7


  7. "Great learning opportunities, great people, must be willing to work through ambiguity"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be given a ton of responsibility off the bat as an entry-level employee
    Exposure to leadership inside the org and withing client organizations
    Infinite learning opportunities

    Cons

    The company still operates very much like a startup - this keeps it fun, but it also means it is chaotic, and you will need to be willing to work through ambiguity

    Advice to Management

    Focus equally on your growth as a manager of people as you do on your account/client management growth

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training in Austin and friends in my batch

    Cons

    No employee value, lots of finger pointing

    Advice to Management

    Invest in and care about your employees


  9. "Trainee Decision Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities across account

    Cons

    Relatively poor work life balance


  10. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time

    Pros

    You get a lot of early exposure.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of guidance and structure.


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