AlixPartners Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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AlixPartners Chief Executive Officer Fred Crawford
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Pros
  • Great place to go to work on high impact situations (in 3 reviews)

  • Working with some of the most interesting high profile operational and financial turnaround and restructuring situations worldwide (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • 100% travel can erode work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Lack of direction and support from management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    Smart people; high profile cases.

    Cons

    Long hours; focus on bottom line only.

  2. Generally good company; Significant change in focus over the past 3 to 4 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    First few years involved very interesting projects working for small to mid size clients where one was able to make a difference and see it materialize

    Cons

    Is becoming somewhat of a me too firm and competes with the other MC firms on large sourcing projects and such

    Advice to Management

    Look to grow the firm from within. There are a lot of very smart people who are well networked and have proven their loyalty over the years sticking through thick and thin.

  3. Overpriced and underexperienced

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Consultant in Fremont, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President - Consultant in Fremont, CA (US)

    I worked at AlixPartners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High salaries for early career individuals with relatively little working knowledge and even higher wages for mid to late career individuals with no experience other than consulting

    Cons

    High salaries for early career individuals with relatively little working knowledge and even higher wages for mid to late career individuals with no experience other than consulting -- There is little evidence that this firm can actually justify their cost.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some MD's that actually know something other than selling and stop relying on 20 and 30-somethings to do most of the work. Finally, stop making unrealistic promises to perspective clients and never coming close to attainment.

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  5. Boutique to Large Scale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial for a consulting company, many degrees of freedom to operate, does actually seek to implement and get the results. Focused on results not slides.

    Cons

    Lacks the systems and support structure (including analysts and associates) of a typical consultancy so some projects get stretched on workload and senior people needing to work at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Try to move to more of a partnership mentality and ownership structure. Even with PE partners can increase ownership of professionals in the business.

  6. AlixPartners Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well known in the industry.
    Exposure to high profile clients.
    High level of client interaction.
    Receive ownership for work and control work stream.

    Cons

    Poor compensation and benefits compared to competitors.
    Many legacy senior staff that provide little to no value and do everything to protect their positions, including not accepting responsibility for any shortcomings.
    Top level heavy, which creates limited advancement opportunities.
    No formal training.
    Performance evaluations tend to be based on favoritism, not actual work related performance.

    Advice to Management

    Allow upward feedback of senior staff and replace underperformers.
    Increase compensation and benefits to be competitive with the market.

  7. Good Company ... if you're senior (above VP)

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - High Exposure to Management
    - Challenging Assignments
    - Bright people (lots of former C-level)
    - Good bonus
    - Excellent travel Perks (e.g. AmEx Platinum Card)
    - Trusted Advisor in the industry

    Cons

    - No career plan/training for junior people
    - Salary raise stuck at inflation rate
    - Undersized Human Resources
    - Very undersized Immigration Services

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in support (Training, HR, Immigration Services)

  8. Which hat am I wearing today?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work with big names at a high level

    Cons

    The deliverable is the ONLY thing that matters

  9. Fast paced

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and get staffed on various types of engagements.

    Cons

    Stressful environment and unpredictable schedule.

  10. Smart Company.. Smart Employees

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great smart people, quick fast paced environment, client interaction from the first day for all levels of staff. Low base but compensates for it with overtime.

    Cons

    No formal learning. No handholding. Some of the folks are micromanagers which is why it is important to pick the directors who you will be working for. No choice in the case that you want to work for. NO WORK LIFE BALANCE.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage younger folks to take on a bigger role, give opportunities, have a formal training learning, mentoring program to help develop people.

  11. High impact work for top clients, very strong people

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting assignments
    Strong focus on 'doing', not report writing
    Work directly with engagement leaders
    Competitive pay
    Company values and trusts employees

    Cons

    A lot of travel (if you think that's a con)
    Not much respect for personal time
    Not much formalized prof. development

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful to remain competitive on pay

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