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AlphaSights Reviews

Updated 18 March 2019
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AlphaSights Managing Director Max Cartellieri
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Pros
  • "Great first job - the people are fantastic, great company culture and you are giving an enormous amount of responsibility right off the bat" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Fast paced company with steep learning curve" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "very long hours (8AM-7:30PM most nights at least), demanding client service (always on even on sick days/PTO), young and inexperienced management" (in 20 reviews)

  • "There's still a struggle with work life balance, but there is work in the right direction here" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time

    Pros

    Great focus on personal development and uncapped earning potential.
    Great atmosphere, young and dynamic company.

    Cons

    Long hours, quite stressful job.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Junior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Junior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Junior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent exit opportunities
    - Good office (right on the Thames; lovely view for rooftop drinks)
    - Great culture
    - Decent compensation
    - Young, social employees (lots of fun at Friday beers)
    - More responsibility than most graduate programmes, definitely more responsibility than most internships/placements

    Cons

    - After ~4-6 months work becomes monotonous

  3. "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 AlphaSights full-time

    Pros

    good people nice relaxed job

    Cons

    clients are demanding sometimes and hard to handle


  4. "Great company to start career"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good pay and fair performance bonus
    - amazing people
    - many social events
    - challenging work

    Cons

    - not the right thing for everyone due to high stress levels
    - underperformance is not tolerated


  5. "Excellent place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working with smart, driven people in an international office
    - Investment into your personal development (working closely alongside manager and VPs)
    - Fantastic location and salary

    Cons

    The job can become routine if you do the minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Find other ways to recognize employees other than credits


  6. "1st round and 2nd round interview"

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

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time

    Pros

    nice employees, strong team working culture

    Cons

    real fast-moving, need to be prepared to deal with ambiguity and stress


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a well-designed office.

    Cons

    Management are oppressive and narrow minded. There are promises of opportunity, but this doesn't happen. My start class that had around 20 people in it and now only has around 6 people after a year and a half. The London office's management is a joke and the worst place I have ever worked. If I could give 0 stars, I would.

    Advice to Management

    When I was there, it was clear that management's aim was to improve company culture. However, they're unwilling to listen to their employees, and ignore general courtesy. My advice is to listen to ALL employees (including non-money makers!) and NOT to discriminate against those who voice their opinions.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not as advertised: Linkedin and Cold Calling."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation can be good if you are in the right team.

    Great (not professional) environment and friendly colleagues. Made good friends!

    Young workforce.

    Cons

    0 Exit oppportunities.

    Poor people managers.
    They are elevated simply for their sales performance, and they rely on p2p training. Problem is: managers who volunteer to lead trainings are usually the worse.

    Boring and tedious tasks: Linkedin and Cold Calling.

    If you hope to learn anything about an industry, do not work here.

    Most of the VPs are there just for tenure, but they have no idea what they are doing. Industry growth is still good, so they keep their seats for now.

    Turnover very high given poor managers.

    No challenges but high pressure on results, which often are given by external factors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees satisfaction.

    Apart form one, VPs are there as they were the first employees, but they lack leadership .
    Difficult for the tenure in the company, but they should be changed now. They have no experience outside AS.


  9. "Great platform to kick-start your career"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlphaSights full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced company with steep learning curve.

    Cons

    Very young employees which show immaturity


  10. Helpful (8)

    "100% Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people - made genuine friends

    Cons

    1. Senior Management are solely focussed on credits and revenue.

    2. The work is incredibly boring - you will learn everything you need to know within the first four weeks then you will be doing that until you become manager

    3. Targets are unachievable on some teams - your fate is decided for you as you have no say which team you end up in and some perform far better than others.

    4. Work hours are awful considering the simplicity of the job

    5. You are made to feel terrible about things that are completely out of your control.

    6. This job does not set you up with any skills that will help you in later life - all you do is sit on Linked In for 11 hours a day.

    7. Do not get sucked in by the salary ! Explore other options and pick something that will provide you with some proper skills.

    Surprised there are not more negative reviews - can think of over 15 people who have left on very very bad terms.