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Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  St Thomas, VISeptember 18, 2017
Great place to work, there was an advancement for some. Hopefully, it has improved. I've had some great managers but a majority were unpleasant. Once
Pros
Excellent health care, worldwide company
Cons
Some managers were terrible.
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Good place to work
Senior Associate - Health Industries Group (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 6, 2017
Good people and good work life balance. Clients are mostly struggling companies that really need our help. Benefits are competitive to other management companies.
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Great Place to Learn
Director Corporate Performance Improvement (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 4, 2017
Demanding, but fast learning place to work with great team members to support. Professional and really customer focus oriented. Supportive and great place to work in general.
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Wonderful place to work
Director (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 24, 2017
Lots of really smart and creative people to work with and around. Sometimes the different practices were a little siloed. A&M University event is a great event.
Pros
Relaxed work environment
Cons
Not much training or help marketing new clients
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Management Consultant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 13, 2017
Great firm for consulting experience in several different industries
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Bad IT unit
IT Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 21, 2017
Management is terrible in the IT department. There is no process that is followed on a normal basis. No room for promotion but a lot of room to learn how not to run a department. Infrastructure sucks too.
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Harrasment and Violation of Privacy
Legal (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 24, 2017
While working in this company my cellphone has been intercepted. I have been sexually harassed and treated with extreme passive aggressiveness and hostility. If you are a decent person, I would not suggest you apply for positions there. The CEOs are abusive and so are the older employees.
Cons
Misogyny and abuse
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Terrible Culture
Director - Performance Improvement (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 27, 2016
The people running the firm are awful, they don't support their staff and the culture is the worst I have ever seen. They lure you in with a false sense of bonus compensation which is never seen below the MD level. They harbor terrible communication.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Challenging but Satisfying place to work
Senior Associate, Restructuring (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 15, 2016
Excellent opportunity to broaden your experiences as a consultant. Substantially all roles within the company involve heavy travel, but the company has always made that extremely clear up front.
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Premier Consulting Firm that values its employees
Associate - N. American Commercial Restructuring (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 5, 2016
Management values and invests in its employees to ensure they have the training need to excel on the job

Hardest part of the job is the travel

The most enjoyable part is working with highly motived and intelligent people on challenging projects worldwide
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Worked as a summer intern
Business Consulting East Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 23, 2016
I enjoyed the summer I spent at A&M. There is a good working environment and good, nice people there. The internship was very beneficial to me as I learned a lot and made some valuable connections.
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Good culture but experience is subjective to your MDs
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 17, 2016
Good culture in enjoying what you do and working with people you enjoy. Instances of good work life balance but depends on the project lead. Often feels like a start-up. Good in terms of perks - fully stocked kitchen, gym, masseuse, happy hours now and then.

Mid-level management seems to get no training which can be difficult to work with. Also, employees can get put on projects completely irrelevant to what they were hired for just to be chargeable which can get frustrating when it drags on and you dislike the project. You must be able to work with several different types of employees and management across a wide variety of subjects. This can keep things interesting if you enjoy the projects but can be detrimental if you do not. Heavily project oriented so highs and lows of utilization which is the basis of the compensation structure but out of the control of junior staff. Required to work overtime with no real compensation.
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Great culture!
Learning and Development Manager (Current Employee) –  New YorkSeptember 24, 2015
I currently work here. It has been great experience so far. I have been able to implement several L&D best practices and learn a lot about the management consulting industry,
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National Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 21, 2015
A&M is a great organization. Comprises itself of top talents
Performs an extremely beneficial service to it's clients
Pros
Excellent culture
Cons
Results Driven
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Manager, Talent Operations (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 28, 2015
Fast paced, learn as you go environment. High volume and lean organization, gives opportunity to get exposure to variety of projects. Room for growth/growing organization.
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Self-starter culture, good atmosphere with high levels of cooperation.
Business Development Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 26, 2015
Self-starter culture, good atmosphere with high levels of cooperation client-oriented, client comes first. Hands-on with a real focus on returning value to shareholders.
Pros
Central location and improving infrastructure
Cons
Offices a little tired...
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Smart people, great clients
Senior Director (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 12, 2015
This is a great place for smart, driven consultants with a desire to have high production which can be rewarded nicely. Communication is generally transparent to all levels. The projects are challenging and the opportunity to learn is high.
Pros
work life balance is great
Cons
infrastructure and comp need to be enhanced
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Over worked IT dept.
Level II Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 11, 2015
This place is good for a person coming right out of college to get their feet wet and learn how a corporate IT dept should NOT be ran or operated. A lot of yes man's in management so you will always look like the bad guy or un-knowledgeable to the user.
Pros
great co-workers
Cons
miss managed IT dept.
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Corporate and Equity paralegal
Office of General Counsel (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 30, 2014
Typical day was overseeing the equity investment of the partners
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Great atmosphere
Valuation Services (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 29, 2014
A&M is a great place to work and grow professionally. The professionals are all all-stars and they promote a young active workforce.
Pros
Talent
Cons
Advancement
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