Analytic Partners Employee Reviews about "long hours"

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

  • "Work environment and day to day challenges(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance hardly exists(in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours: Poor planning and management's inability to stand up to unreasonable client requests lead to 60(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company!

      Aug 24, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Working with amazing people worldwide

      Cons

      You can be working long hours

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Very hit and miss

      Jul 9, 2015 - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Long Hours, Short Staffed

      Apr 9, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      They hired a new head of HR who seems like she might be able to save this place.

      Cons

      This company is operating in the dark ages when it comes mental health & work life balance; expect to be doing multiple jobs and expect long hours. They do not offer flexible schedules. They are short staffed in every department. HMO & PPO benefits are expensive. The lowest plan (HSA) they don’t contribute to it and if you do end up sick expect a huge bill.

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      10 people found this review helpful

      Analytic Partners Response

      Global Recruiting Manager

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience working at AP. We appreciate all feedback. We are dedicated to reviewing how we can improve our benefit offerings on a regular basis as well as ensuring all employees have a thorough understanding of them. We will work to make sure all employees are fully educated on the benefit options prior to our next open enrollment. If you’d like to provide further feedback, please email us at HR@analyticpartners.com. Thank you again for the feedback.

    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Burn and Churn: An Analytic Partners Anthology

      Jul 30, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Provides consulting opportunities for people without much experience. Relatively high amount of client-facing time for new people. People in the office are pleasant. Nice office spaces. Good location.

      Cons

      Boring: the daily work here is very dull, repetitive and could be easily automated. Long hours: Poor planning and management's inability to stand up to unreasonable client requests lead to 60+ hour weeks at times. There is no compensation for overtime and bonuses are small. Inefficient workflows: Poor data management and project planning lead to constant emergencies and lost progress, making it extremely difficult to do quality work. Lack of skill-building: You do not learn any technical skills here, unless you count Excel and all the modeling is done on proprietary software, which means very few transferable skills. Inability of management to support employee strengths: Many of the people here are extremely smart and come from all kinds of backgrounds, some with advanced technical degrees. Almost all of these people leave within a year because the work does not require any expertise or critical thinking, and earnest attempts to develop solutions are continually rebuffed by managers, leaving the brightest employees unhappy. The current Glassdoor score (4.4) is not reflective of the general employee sentiment at all and the turnover rate is extremely high. Unwillingness of management to embrace new technology: AP is very slow to adapt. Employees clamor to learn technical skills like R and SQL and are continually ignored. I once heard a director express concern that letting people learn these things was just giving them a path to leave the company, demonstrating systematic suppression of employee growth. No transparency: While everyone is extremely pleasant and friendly on a surface level, lack of accountability on all levels combined with upper management's complete inability to take constructive criticism leads to an environment where things are constantly broken and behind schedule yet no one will admit that there's a problem. Resistance to change: When I started at AP, the issues I listed above made me nervous because I had seen them on Glassdoor, but I felt that these things were improving. Nothing has changed and a quick look through the annals of this page shows that these issues are not scaling issues, but intrinsic features of the company itself: - 2011: " No matter how many happy hours you have and how casual you think the work environment is, people are unhappy and unless you do something about individual development, work-life balance and technology - people will continue to leave." ("Still Have Nightmares") - 2013: "Management maintains a model of burning out analysts and lower level employees to see who makes it to the top." ("Good learning experience, but they work you hard.") - 2015: "Allow people to think instead of just being as a robot following the work process!" ("If you like to become a working robot") - 2016: "If you are a very technical person and want something challenging, you will suffer and find this place boring" ("Great working environment, work itself is not so good") - 2018: “Your ability to turn a blind eye to things that don’t seem quite right is directly correlated to how much you’ll enjoy this job” (“AP”)

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      20 people found this review helpful

      Analytic Partners Response

      Hello, we’d like to apologize for our tardy reply. Thanks for your feedback. We are committed to providing the best learning environment, where people feel valued and empowered to succeed. So we’re disappointed to hear about some of your experiences. We’re sorry that your experience at AP did not match our intention of providing a great environment for you to do your best work. We are taking your feedback and addressing all areas in which we could improve. We’d love to continue the conversation. Please reach out to us at HRAdmin@analyticpartners.com. Thanks again, your feedback helps to make AP a better place and best of luck in your future endeavors.

    5. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Analyst

      Nov 16, 2016 - Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flat organization, good people. Lots of opportunities to take the initiative on big projects. Great exposure to high profile clients.

      Cons

      Work spills over into the evening hours and weekends every week. 60-70 hour weeks are common, if not expected. Organization is more focused on signing new business than supporting current employees with additional resources and better technology. Client first, employee work-life balance second, attitude is a crushing theme. Employee retention is another large issue. What little documentation of (cumbersome) processes that exists only exacerbates management's inability to keep talent. The result is enormous strain on talented employees who remain loyal - less than competitive salary, long hours, insufficient software platforms, the list goes on. Many employees are constantly frustrated at how much work they have, and at how unrewarding the struggle to complete said work feels in the face of little recognition.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Senior Analyst

      Oct 5, 2016 - Senior Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people for the most part who are very supportive and easy to get on with which really helps during busy windows

      Cons

      Long hours that is not fully appreciated by leadership or clients. Too client focussed at the expense of own people

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Manage BI applications

      Mar 17, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Employment Development, Opportunities, Fun, Great People

      Cons

      sometimes long hours, play favorites

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Look deeper at the true nature of the company"

      Jul 23, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Best pool of talent I've ever worked with. Opportunity to develop skills quickly at an early stage in your career. Can be used as a stepping stone to better career opportunities.

      Cons

      Look at the true cycle of this company. It's simply a plug and play model that will take relatively young workers out of college and plug them in to a system until they burn out and leave for a better fit at another company. Then, the next young college grad is plugged into the role and the cycle continues. Long hours, high pressure, negative impact on life outside of work.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      hard work comes with rewards

      Nov 15, 2009 - Consultant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      This is a consulting gig. If you have been to biz school, then you know what that means - hard work, long hours - but it comes with rewards: Good pay (even in this economy), pretty good benefits, opportunity to rise in the ranks based on performance. If quantitative marketing research is your area, then there aren't many environments like AP. You can rise without too much corp politics. Why little corp politics at AP? It's a relative small company, quantitative analysis is their core biz (not an add-on department to another biz), so you get as much responsibility as you can handle so long as you make it clear that you want responsibility. There aren't many places where you get to dive into analytics, then get groomed to advise Fortune 500 clients after a couple of years of quant work. The back office is the front office - there are no data jockeys in one dept with client-service PR jockeys in another dept. When they hire you, they expect you to develop into a total package - data guru, and client service hot shot all rolled up in one. Like I said, it ain't easy. It's about as pure a consulting gig as you can get nowadays. And, they aren't shipping off the quant jobs to India or other sweatshop country, which I am grateful for.

      Cons

      The pluses are the minuses. This is a consulting gig - hard work, long hours. This is not for everyone. If it is for you, you can't beat it.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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