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Updated November 23, 2017
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  1. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at SSA & Company full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant staff. Employees and management are focused and driven.

    Cons

    Management heavy organization structure could use some work.


  2. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SSA & Company full-time

    Pros

    Only way I was able to work inside instead of out in a booth in the summer and winter. Free meals and management was a little lenient when it came to some things.

    Cons

    No benefits, had a cap on the maximum amount of hours you could work.

  3. "A unique and rewarding environment"

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

    I have been working at SSA & Company full-time

    Pros

    In an industry filled with brutal environments and a lack of collaboration, this place is special. The people are equal parts brilliant/impressive and also down to earth and fun. Throughout the growth, the leadership has managed to maintain this culture.

    They also apply the concept of continuous improvement to themselves, so the work is always striving to be cutting edge and new.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SSA & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flat organization; ability to quickly increase responsibility; small project teams; high caliber of people

    Cons

    Project staffing decisions can sometimes be out of your hands due to the size of the firm and the need to staff an upcoming project


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting company"

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

    I have been working at SSA & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive, optimistic, open and honest culture. Treat their employees with respect. Intellectually curious. Good diverse age group composition.

    Cons

    Typical of consulting firms, dispersed teams represent a challenge to stay "connected".

    Advice to Management

    Have bi-monthly company calls.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Strong management and fast-growing"

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

    Pros

    Fast-growing company
    Great work/life balance
    No sharp elbows - collaborative culture

    Cons

    Compensation (bonuses well below industry average)
    Can be stuck on dull projects for long periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Develop junior talent by giving broad exposure; rotate analysts/associates through clients
    Compensate at market


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting Project Work & Great Employees"

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

    Pros

    - The projects are very interesting/fun and there is a great balance between operational/strategic work and financial exposure
    - I do feel that all staff levels get exposed to leading client meetings and developing their own models and recommendations
    - The projects are not too long-term, most projects I have been on have been 3 months max, so this keeps a lot of the projects new
    - The culture and people are great and I've learned a lot on my projects; everyone I've worked with is very intelligent and has a great background

    Cons

    - The projects I have been on required long hours, but mostly during times in the project that are nearing major milestones
    - I do think there needs to be better internal focus with employees in terms of transparency with what internal projects are currently going on and ways to get involved.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company Great Outlook"

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

    I have been working at SSA & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, remote working is not a problem, HR support excellent, expenses not an issue, IT support and equipment superb. Feel valued with weekly invites to conference calls

    Cons

    Maybe better insites to what other opportunities the company holds, what new business we are going for, other than that a good company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Investment Banking Culture"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SSA & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is very interesting and the skills you pick up are attractive to other companies. High-level mentors gladly take time out of their busy schedules to walk you through an analysis or teach you broader Six Sigma concepts.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is rough. Projects are scoped with weekly deadlines, so you have to work 7am-11pm mostly every day. You frequently do not get to eat dinner, as the manager keeps putting it off until it's too late. This schedule is seen as "normal" by managers and you do not get any acknowledgement or appreciation. It is also not flexible - I have had to cancel plans and even doctors appointments frequently because the manager will give you grief for stepping out.

    Advice to Management

    - Think about workload when scoping projects
    - Try not to staff a combination of local and traveling resources to a project (those who travel in have different priorities and schedules than those who are local)
    - Track the hours that people put in their staffing sheets and step in when people seem to be working long days for a period of time
    - Make it the norm to expense dinner if you stay after 7:30 and a cab home if you stay past 10:30
    - Provide more manager training
    - Encourage managers to have conversations with each of their team members at the beginning of the project about work styles, concerns, and scheduling


  10. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Unparalleled exposure to top business leaders. Incredibly high caliber colleagues. Leadership cares about our people. Undeniably a place where you can learn a tremendous amount about the management consulting business. Plus having 5 other "sister companies" is amazing the amount of resources at our tips is amazing you wouldn't find this at a larger consulting firm. Culture is great, they actually care about their people we are not just another #.

    Cons

    so far I haven't experienced any


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