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Analysis Group Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated 9 January 2015
Updated 9 January 2015
86 Reviews
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Pros
  • very supportive environment, challenging work, very smart people (in 11 reviews)

  • The job is interesting and challenging (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Uneven work load over time creates challenges for work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Pay is on the lower end considering the long hours (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    OK, REFRESH needed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Analysis Group

    Pros

    -some interesting technical cases
    -most seniors are understanding
    -personal growth investment from others
    -company events
    -lots of nice people
    -training programs have expanded and improved recently

    Cons

    -some nice people are actually fake (which you will find out during your review)
    -some excruciating cases that you can't get off of
    -gossip culture office politics. free market labor results in highly political atmosphere. seniors and HR gossip a lot.
    -hour structure is billable. keeping record of how every minute is spent is awful
    -economic consulting is tedious. good for extremely ( with added emphasis) detail oriented people
    -limited brand-name of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -as company grows, it's changed. talented s. analysts and even some associates and above have left, but company ignores this. company and HR have framed the employee leaving nonchalantly rather than looking in mirror to say "this may be our fault, how can we retain talent." at end of day, consulting firms only asset is the people, there is no technology or product. as talented people start to leave, i wonder if the firm is what is used to be. don't get complacent. wake up call highly recommended.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I interned as a summer analyst at Analysis Group and really enjoyed the experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Analysis Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    AG has great office culture. It is a very team oriented place. They provide on the job training as well as seminars for interns. There were many events held to incorporate interns into office life. The work was challenging, although some interns were very busy, while others did not always have work. This was dependent upon where your case was in its life cycle.

    Cons

    AG could be more diverse. The company felt very WASP-y at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to have recruiters hire a more diverse incoming analyst class. Other than that, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for an internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Analysis Group

    Pros

    Fantastic company culture:
    There's a large emphasis on employee trust, so you never feel like you're competing with anyone.
    Regularly analyst and company events truly make the company one of the best places to work.

    Case projects also tend to be very interesting and challenging on a higher level.

    Cons

    Often times, the work done by interns and analysts tend to be fairly routine and non-interesting (editing footnotes, running the routine analyses, manually entering or preparing data). This, however, is a problem across the Economic consulting industry. I will say that Analysis Group tries actively to combat this by providing its interns and analysts with more responsibility when possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Analysis Group is a great place to work. The compensation and benefits are top notch, and the principals are generally very friendly to deal with. In general, there is a great culture here. Also, there are a lot of smart people who work here - which is certainly a plus.

    Cons

    I am not sure about the trajectory for individual growth in the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for after college

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    AG is very supportive of placing you into the type of cases you are interested in. You can learn a lot on the job with amazing colleagues and formal training. You learn SAS, R, Excel, which are useful in the job market.
    Great support system for post-AG life: the company actually encourages you and gives you advice and support group, whether you are applying to PhD, MBA, or try something different!
    Pay was very good. Snacks and drinks. Wish there were catered lunch every day though.

    Cons

    The promotion system is a little confusing. I think as the company gets bigger now, it may be hard to have direct contact with the partners, depending on cases. And if they partners don't know you well, even if you are doing awesome job, you may not get promoted when you deserve to be.
    Work-life balance can be hard depending on case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend the partners to revise the peer review and promotion system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Colleagues.
    Collaborative, supportive, and resourceful culture.
    Interesting and challenging case work.
    Comprehensive training and learning opportunities.
    Lack of hierarchy.
    Enriched activities and enjoyable life.

    Cons

    If join as an analyst, might need to apply MBA/PhD or change job after 3-4 years working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart and motivated people but claim of good work/life balance is misleading

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone at AG is incredibly smart and motivated. Within your first year, you gain tons of technical skills. A lot exposure to interesting case work.

    Cons

    Case work over time becomes monotonous and your work becomes more about formatting exhibits. Case managers who do not know how to manage can make your experience a nightmare. Misleading claims about good work/life balance (I would not say working 60-80 hours a week as having good work/life balance) as you're constantly on call. Pay is on the lower end considering the long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to learn how to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Net-net positive but initial placement typically determines what you will be working on during your tenure.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Analysis Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at AG are really smart and at the analyst level, the camaraderie is unparalleled.

    Cons

    Ones success at AG is highly dependent on things such as initial case placement. During interviews, people at AG will tell you about the "internal labor market" and how this "allows you to work on what interests you." While it is true that there is an internal labor market, it is very difficult to switch practice areas.

    Another issue with AG is that the bonuses do not reflect the amount you work. MBS analysts, for example, work long hours and are expected to be on call at all times. On the other hand, some of the healthcare and healthcare litigation people have extremely tame schedules. Despite the huge differences in the amount these analysts work, their bonuses are typically within $3,000-5,000 of each other.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Economic Consulting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Analysis Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working alongside focused, intelligent, and diligent economic minds. Many opportunities to develop programming, statistical, model building skills. Excellent introduction to big data.

    Cons

    At its best, it's fascinating work from the meta (economic theory, major industry players, precident setting litigations) to the minutia (modeling development, programming, document reviews). At its worst, it's long hours of rather droll work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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