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Analysis Group CEO Martha S. Samuelson
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  1. Utile (9)

    « Know what you're getting yourself into »

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    J'ai travaillé chez Analysis Group à

    Avantages

    You can get a lot of hands-on experience with programming languages and real-world datasets. Managers are generally flexible with working remotely or at odd hours as long as you meet whatever deadlines are set. Most importantly, in my opinion, your coworkers will be (for the most part) both smart and personable. There will be times you hate the job, but you'll usually have people alongside to commiserate with so... it doesn't feel quite as bad.

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    Inconvénients

    Especially when a deadline approaches, you will need to be available essentially 24/7. The unpredictability of how much and when you'll be working is tough, but it's especially tough if you go in not expecting it. More generally, managers are also loath to say no to clients, no matter how ridiculous the request. There are also good managers and bad managers. It's significantly worse to be stuck working with a bad... manager. The effect is amplified when, after you do one case with that bad manager, you're more likely to get stuck with them again since the good managers have found their people. Promotion decisions are pretty opaque and the number of promotions each office can give is soft capped. You may bust your and not get promoted because your office has to promote more senior people. You are also unable to be promoted more than one level without a graduate degree. Attrition seems to be on the rise, especially in the lower ranks. This is a problem for people left behind on their cases.

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    Conseils à la direction

    Be more willing to stick up for employees when clients make unreasonable demands. Promote based on merit and only on merit. Provide more incentives for people to stay longer.

    Analysis Group2018-07-04
  2. Utile (3)

    « Associate »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme 
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    Je travaille chez Analysis Group à temps plein

    Avantages

    Competitive pay, get people management experience early on, minimum travel

    Inconvénients

    Long hours, frequently work nights and weekends

    Analysis Group2018-07-12
  3. Utile (21)

    « Good first job, but changes are needed »

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    Ancien employé - Senior Analyst à Boston, MA

    J'ai travaillé chez Analysis Group à temps plein plus de 3 ans

    Avantages

    Both formal training and informal training on casework is rigorous and top-notch: Analysts are prepared with an outstanding toolkit for thinking about quantitative and analytical problems. There are many opportunities to take on a managerial or mentorship role on cases — good ideas are usuallyy welcome no matter how tenured someone is. Many Analysts are also given a remarkable degree of autonomy and have the... latitude to choose their own casework and set their hours. This isn’t always possible, but Analysts have a lot more power than they might think to say no to any requests (though it takes practice).

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    Inconvénients

    Top Analysts end up with the most work and can get stuck on cases — this is a feature, not a bug, of the way the internal labor market is designed, and the firm takes advantage of this. Analysts as a cohort are typically strong performers, but Associates and Managers are an incredibly mixed bag — this is no secret and is acknowledged by the partnership, but can make the Analyst experience much tougher if they are... stuck with poor colleagues. The review system is palpably arbitrary and unfair. This problem will only worsen as the firm scales because the staffing coordinators can’t possibly understand the circumstances faced by every Analyst — instead, they have to rely on written reviews that have a host of problems. Analysts who “step on toes” might be penalized. There is no “fact checking” or neutral third party — advisors have to include almost all feedback in written review summaries independent of its fairness or validity. And this is an idiosyncrasy: Analysts who leave after one year for grad school are celebrated, while high-performing Analysts who leave after three or four years for another job are presumed to have fallen off the face of the earth.

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    Conseils à la direction

    There’s a fundamental conflict between the firm’s talk about wanting more work-life balance and their business model. No matter how much the senior staff and partners talk about striving for better hours, the problem is intractable because the PRODUCT that the firm offers to clients is an absurd amount of work in very little time. It’s that simple: they sell this product and it pays the bills, so they have to... deliver it. The talk can’t be reconciled with the economics. There is only one way to cure this: a cultural commitment at every level of the firm to work-life balance. It will require an overhaul, especially as the first generation of partners retires. The firm will make less money in the short-term but will preserve its long-term viability. I’d encourage any Vice President who wants to preserve the value of their future partnership to take this issue incredibly seriously, and soon — I wouldn’t want them to look up in two years and wonder why the quality of Analysts the firm can recruit (and thus the reputation and ability of the firm) is in decline. This won’t change unless they have a financial motivation to overcome the inertia of a very bureaucratic partnership, but maybe sooner or later they will get the message.

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    Analysis Group2018-05-01
  4. Utile (5)

    « Boston MA - Analyst »

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    Employé actuel - Analyst à Boston, MA
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    Je travaille chez Analysis Group à temps plein depuis plus d'un an

    Avantages

    Flexible schedule wherever possible -- no one is watching you come and leave the office, judging when/how you take vacation, when you're online/offline, etc. All your peers care about is that you communicate well and do your tasks well.

    Inconvénients

    Due to the open staffing system, you can easily fall through the cracks and get on a bad case or have inconsistent work for long periods of time, or be unable to keep busy enough and you will be blamed for it. Because they tout the "meritocracy", you will be made to feel like you're a bad analyst if you fall through the cracks, but it can simply happen because a case was cancelled or because the practice area you... were initially placed in becomes less busy.

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    Conseils à la direction

    Have more staffing safety nets. Have staffing coordinators pro-actively force case managers to take analysts that have fallen through the cracks onto a steady case, rather than letting some managers work with the same analysts forever while others are left behind.

    Analysis Group2018-04-23
  5. Utile (8)

    « Good, but large-scale changes are needed »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme à Boston, MA
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    Je travaille chez Analysis Group à temps plein

    Avantages

    In general, very smart colleagues, many of which are great people. Also snacks, nice office, and other nice perks. Work can be very, very interesting.

    Inconvénients

    Work can also be very tedious. Work-life balance is difficult to attain, as requests from clients may require you to drop everything at any time to respond. Some case managers are excellent while others are miserable to work with. People treat getting screamed at by superiors as if it’s something that is normal in the workplace. While the firm praises the internal labor market, and in certain ways it is great,... in other ways it is flawed and people fall through the cracks easily. Advancement seems arbitrary and demonstrates that politics may matter more than management or technical abilities.

    Dérouler

    Conseils à la direction

    The senior analyst who posted on April 30 hit the nail right on the head. The partnership talks about wanting to bring more work-life balance but may need to forgo new work or not be afraid set better (or any) boundaries with clients in order to actually achieve some semblance of balance for its employees. Until then, it will not be surprising to observe such large attrition rates among employees at the lower levels.

    Analysis Group2018-05-04
  6. Utile (1)

    « Good first job. Hours can be grueling. »

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    Je travaille chez Analysis Group à temps plein

    Avantages

    Pay is good. New hires go through a solid training program. Employees are great people and easy to work with. Working at AG helps you develop pretty strong technical skills.

    Inconvénients

    Hours can be crazy when deadlines get close. Certain tasks are very tedious and uninteresting. The only component that really matters for year-end bonuses is utilization.

    Conseils à la direction

    Allow analysts to be promoted to upper management without a graduate degree. I think this change would greatly increase retention rates.

    Analysis Group2018-04-21
  7. Utile (2)

    « Wonderful Place to Work »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme à Boston, MA
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    Je travaille chez Analysis Group à temps plein depuis moins d'un an

    Avantages

    I have been working at Analysis Group for about eight months and it has been the most challenging and rewarding work environment I have ever experienced. You are working with an incredibly smart and kind group of individuals who constantly push each other to share thoughts and ideas and do their best work. Aside from the wonderful environment and culture, the firm does an excellent job of taking care of their... employees. The compensation and benefits are excellent, and there are tons of great events to take part in both in and out of the office. They even take the entire Boston office (~500 people) up to Stowe for a ski/spa weekend!

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    I honestly have not experienced any cons. I truly enjoy coming to work everyday.

    Conseils à la direction

    Keep up the great work. This is an A+ company.

    Analysis Group2018-04-13
  8. « Manager »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme 

    Je travaille chez Analysis Group à temps plein

    Avantages

    Very smart people, opportunity to work on varied projects

    Inconvénients

    Hours can be long and difficult to predict

    Analysis Group2018-03-21
  9. « Associate »

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    Je travaille chez Analysis Group à temps plein

    Avantages

    Good people and interesting projects

    Inconvénients

    sometimes long and unpredicted working hour

    Analysis Group2018-03-06
  10. Utile (22)

    « Work is good quality. Is it a good place for women? »

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    J'ai travaillé chez Analysis Group à temps plein

    Avantages

    There is an emphasis on delivering good quality work. All work is audited carefully. In some offices you can work on many different types of cases. In other offices work is limited in scope. For example, my office did mostly IP work which does not have as much analysis as some other areas. But there are experts in this area and you can learn a lot from them. People take pride in their work. You can learn from... experts. Analysts help each other a lot. All colleagues try to help Analysts with the next step in their career.

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    Inconvénients

    They don't bring in people with experience from other firms or other industries. They do things exactly as how they have always been doing even though many things have progressed in terms of knowledge and technology. Other firms are using more advanced stuff. But AG has no inflow of outside ideas at experienced levels. I felt badly for women (Associates and up) in my office. Analysts are ok I think. There were... only two senior women, one partner and one VP. All women kept a low profile even though they were all smart. Women (Associates and up) were not seen in the dining room where only senior men eat. Many men have only worked at AG for many years and so do not realize how they sound to younger people who come from college campuses where the definition of appropriate has changed . It is a strange environment with limited opportunities for women professionally in this office. I feel badly for my female colleagues. I am not talking about anything inappropriate personally. Only in terms of professional advancement.

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    Conseils à la direction

    Be open to new technology. Refresh your aging knowledge base with new advances in practice and research. Treatment of women professionally is a topic of conversation. Please listen.

    Analysis Group2018-01-28
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