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Great place to build broad based consulting skills

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Dean & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

-Very high quality consulting projects. Projects range across a broad spectrum: M&A deal support, CRM strategy, competitive strategy and financial planning and analysis. Good exposure to a number of industries. Private equity relationships are valued very highly in the industry.
-Great place to build consulting and business skills: Senior client interaction is very common. Projects are very analytical in nature. In addition to consulting projects, Dean also offers a number of business development opportunities.
-Opportunity to work with very smart people. Recruitment is very selective and the consulting folks who I interacted with throughout my duration were very bright.
-Compensation is good
-As one becomes tenured, company is very flexible in accommodating requests to improve work-life balance

Cons

-Unpredictable hours
-Limited alumni network
-Sometimes cases can be long with limited opportunities to diversify experience

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in business development and leadership training for the mid-level consultants.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding Consulting Experience, Broad business exposure

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dean & Company

    Pros

    - World class consulting experience. Cases similar to Top 3 consulting firms
    - Great place for professional development - broad range of cases and business issues
    - Private equity relationships
    - Early client and senior management exposure

    Cons

    -Unpredictable hours - largely due to the nature of consulting industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality exposure, terrible management

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Dean & Company full-time

    Pros

    -Decent pay
    -Reasonable hours (depending on who you're working for)
    -Early exposure/responsibility

    Cons

    -Managers don't know how to manage. The company generally hires PHDs for these roles and many of them would make better analysts than managers.
    -Ridiculously poor culture and core values. There's no philosophical foundation for this company. Managers/VPs do not communicate with one another (despite the fact that you might be working for 2 at the same time) and set the tone for the rest of the company
    -Layoffs without warning fairly typical
    -Politics behind closed doors, HR & support staff are valued more than analysts by the President
    -The most passive aggressive company ever. Analysts reviewed negatively for being "too direct"
    -No feedback except during review periods every 6 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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