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Analytic Partners Reviews

Updated 9 November 2018
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  • "The people are its greatest asset as everyone is always willing to help one another no matter how busy they may be" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Some really great clients and great people" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Marketing Science Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Science Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Marketing Science Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analytic Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse workload: as an Associate I have had the opportunity to work on every aspect of the project life cycle from landscaping big data, to modeling and even presenting to a client.
    AP is a learning environment, the staff are from a multitude of backgrounds with varying expertise. I have had the opportunity to learn a lot so far from my coworkers.
    Flat structure is empowering: the flat management structure allows you to share ideas and improve practices and makes you feel like your voice is important.

    Cons

    HR for the every office, Dublin to Sydney is in NY. This can sometimes be frustrating when you want to ask a quick question.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Science Analyst
    Current Employee - Marketing Science Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to different things early in your career, data cleaning, analysis, building presentations, presenting findings to clients

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive after a while

  3. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone does the same job, there is no fighting over budgets or rivalries between teams

    Cons

    Management barely know whats going on day to day and rely on feedback from others. There are a lot of late nights if you are on the wrong project.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analytic Partners full-time

    Pros

    Working with amazing people worldwide

    Cons

    You can be working long hours


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small Company. Good set processes.

    Cons

    Autocraticly Run. All Directors and Managers cow tow to supreme leader.

    Advice to Management

    Leave


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Very hit and miss"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin

    I worked at Analytic Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to build new skills, access to elite clients.
    The majority of the staff are really friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours, very long hours at other times.
    There's a steep learning curve and you're expected to stay ahead of it. Most of the learning is self-taught or picking up nuggets of wisdom along the way.
    You have to get used to bending the truth, sometimes quite far. This isn't expected of you but it's commonplace and accepted, if not embraced.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to some of the training ideas that have been put forward.
    Focus the training more towards the analytics side of things rather than presenting.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "If you like to become a working robot"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Analytic Partners full-time

    Pros

    Can only be used as a stepping stone to better career opportunities.

    Cons

    1. Managers don't allow people to think, just do the job as the standard process is and what they told you to do, if you have new ideas, better keep your mouth shup
    2.They would usually like to hire graduates as they want to shape them the way they want
    3. Only Excel and Powerpoint skills are needed

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the fast changing world! Allow people to think instead of just being as a robot following the work process!

  8. "Steep learning curve, good experience but don't stay long."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young office with minimal office politics, everyone is friendly and usually willing to help when you have a problem with data. Your excel skills will advance quickly.

    Good exposure to consulting and frequent opportunities to attend client meetings even at a junior level.

    Cons

    No initial trianing provided, you're thrown in at the deep end and it's sink or swim.

    Salary levels are low for the workload.

    Work is repetitive and data prep and modelling quickly become monotonous.

    Analysts do the bulk of the work and consultants and directors present to clients.

    High staff turnover as junior members leave for better offers and more recognition elsewhere.

    Company is young and top heavy so there are limited opportunities to progress.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a structured initial training schedule so new employees know what they are doing rather than doing something and hoping they are doing it right.

    Hire more people! There are too many projects and not enough analysts to do the work resulting in long and unfair hours for current employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fake Benefits & Fake Reviews"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Analytic Partners full-time

    Pros

    Location's good, there's snacks and a beer cart, some good company events.

    Cons

    Prologue: THANK YOU, employee who wrote the "AP" review. I almost lost my sanity thinking I was the only one noticing issues given the sheer amount of fake 5-star reviews and all the office kool aid.

    Cons: The way HR inflates the ratings is by emailing employees individually at different days/times - lauding benefits of positive Glassdoor reviews and asking them to write one. This puts pressure on new employees - getting the email personally and asking to have it written before they get a sense of the issues plaguing company (hours, nonexistent training, lack of challenging work, low pay etc).

    Many of these are already covered in the "AP" and "Burn and Churn" reviews, so I'll add my 2 cents with the breakdown of the "benefits".

    401k Matching
    - It's a 50% match up to 3% with 5 YEAR vesting. The industry standard is 6% with no vesting or 1 year vesting. In layman terms - you get a measly 3% 401K match after working for 5 YEARS with the company. Average time a new employee spends at this company is (I KID YOU NOT) 1.5 years. This means if you work here the average amount and make $60,000, the 401k contribution by the company is $240. That's it! And only if you put away 6% ($3,600).

    Time Off
    -12 days! Industry standard is 18-20 days. 12 days is the minimum legal requirement in NY. The kicker here is - if you don't take them, they expire. You don't get reimbursed. They don't transfer. They're gone. Your total time off for the year - sick and vacation time - is 2 weeks! Not to mention, the layout is open space so it's easy to get sick and it's hard to get days off.

    Summer Fridays
    This is my favorite fake benefit. Many start-ups are doing summer Fridays now where you can leave the office "early" at 3pm. First you're allowed about 5 short Fridays total. Next if you schedule one, you have to make up the hours you take off beforehand by working late all other days (average day is about 10 hours to begin with). And finally, you can find out on the Friday you planned to leave early that you can't. This will happen to MOST of your planned short Fridays. The saying around the office is "Summer Fridays are a privilege, not a right" but many employees haven't taken one in years or take 1-2 a year. So basically they just leave 3 hours early one day a year. That's not a privilege, that's a FAKE BENEFIT.

    Training
    The benefit of working for most companies is the training you get and the amount of transferable skills. There's virtually no training here. Another review pointed out that management is actively preventing training to keep employees from leaving. I'm not sure I believe that but it's not too far out of their toolbox. All the modelling/analysis is behind the scenes, and the modeling software is unique to AP. Current analyst should ask themselves if they can do any of their work without GPSE. Do you know all the formulas? (Not just ROI) Do you know the statistical theory behind regression modelling? Can you forecast results for clients? Take a look at the skills required for other marketing analytics positions - how many do you you have? Most positions require knowledge of VBA and there's only one person at the company who knows it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to figure out who writes these reviews and improve the company based on the advice. It might take a while, but you're in a good position for improvement.

    Analytic Partners Response

    4 Dec 2018 – Chief People Office

    Dear colleague: I just want to take a moment to acknowledge your note. While it is uncomfortable to read, it does point to some items that could benefit from clarification and further dialog. I... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "We all have to eat."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee
    Former Employee - Former Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people are really nice.

    Cons

    Everything else. Work life balance is a myth. Management couldn't find water if they fell out of a boat. Constant arrivals and departures. Place is an airport. Terrible communication, no training, documentation or learning curve. You're thrown to the wolves.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue.