Mu Sigma Associate Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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Mu Sigma Founder Dhiraj Rajaram
Dhiraj Rajaram
61 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Place

    Jul 22, 2021 - Process Associate in Bangalore
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    Pros

    Great place to work Best place for freshers

    Cons

    As a good place to work there is no disadvantage

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Spiraling downwards fast. Only accept if no other options are available

    Jul 13, 2021 - Junior Associate in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    - Exposure to Fortune 500 firms and the professional services world - Will learn a lot quickly (sink or swim environment) - Sometimes get to work on interesting projects - Interesting/smart/kind young colleagues who are all equally dejected working there so it fosters a sense of camaraderie - Analytics training is provided to new employees

    Cons

    - Low compensation - Non-existent HR or internal support network which leads to inefficiencies - Not a lot of high-level analytics work being done these days, it's mainly reporting and BI grunt work - A common saying in the firm is "it's all gas", i.e. the company knows how to sell and deliver a good pitch to both clients and prospective employees but there's no substance behind it. Mu Sigma rarely successfully executes projects other than low-level 'analytics' (read: reporting) staff augmentation work -- even there it sometimes falters because of high turnover -- because it lacks the institutional expertise and organizational capacity to carry out major analytics projects. - The toxicity starts at the top. The CEO is a visionary who can be quite good at delivering a sales pitch but doesn't seem capable of human empathy nor the ability to take constructive feedback to improve the company. - No middle management to support and guide junior employees which leads to inefficiencies, shoddy deliverables, missed opportunities, and overall bad outcomes for the clients, employees, and the company. The company brags about the average age being just 23 years old, but the truth is you can't deliver high-quality work if all you have is neophytes googling how to do their jobs. - Unethical practices. Read other reviews for more info on this. - Ridiculously high attrition causes many problems. - Only join if you don't have any other option to get analytic experience on your resume, then start searching for an exit as soon as you start.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Job Experience

    Jun 5, 2021 - Associate 
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    Pros

    Good place to grow and develop skillset

    Cons

    Not negative but work load is high so you get learn more as well

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to learn and grow, but a poorly managed company with deficient leadership

    Mar 18, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Learning environment Growth Opportunity to work without guidance, take initiative, and learn through experience The biggest pro by far is the opportunity for learning and growth. Often you are thrown into a problem or situation and tasked with figuring it out from scratch, it can be difficult but is really a great experience. It’s a learning environment overall and colleagues are helpful and willing to help you along. I’m very grateful for my experience at Mu Sigma.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management Culture badly lacks trust between management and employees Compensation is below industry standards - direct competitors pay significantly more for nearly identical roles. The takeaway from the company overall for me is the poor quality of the leadership. I enjoyed the work I did and my colleagues, but had little to no faith in the long-term prospects of the company due to the leadership team (LT). Obviously that begins with the CEO, who I think may be a pretty brilliant salesman, but in my personal opinion sorely lacks the ability to lead or manage people in any capacity. I certainly have a negative opinion of the job hes's done. Mu Sigma explicitly pitches itself as a founder-centric company, which is true, unfortunately that means all of the the founder’s flaws are also encoded in the company (and the LT) as well. It’s a commonly-known thing within Mu Sigma that the company is much better at selling than delivering. Most employees don’t feel like leadership has any regard for them whatsoever, overall there is a stark lack of trust between employees and the LT, and I think that is continually reinforced by the actions and words from the LT. [Most recent example of this is the whole deal about the very restrictive bonds/contracts offered to new grads/TDS’s - not hard to find more about this online.] There’s ostensibly opportunities to raise concerns or thoughts with leadership in different forums, but when that happens I’ve never seen it be well-received. The extremely low regard Mu Sigma has for its employees is continually reinforced and reflected in their decisions, actions, and policies all the time. They do invest in the growth and training of young people, which is a big pro. But they expect that investment to be sufficient for retaining control over those people in spite of the treatment of them and lower compensation than they could otherwise receive. Overall, I unfortunately wouldn’t recommend anyone I know taking a job with Mu Sigma - although it could still be the right decision for some.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Stay Away

    May 11, 2021 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Learning opportunities.. (well.. you are pushed into deep waters, so, you either learn to swim or sink) Exposure to Fortune 150 clients 2 out of 10 managers you come across would be really good.

    Cons

    Out of words here. I never came across any organization where managers are so ruthless with their subordinates. Sheer dictatorship!! Every possible attempt is made to make you realize that you are worthless. HR team in the US is almost non-existent. Beware..This company was involved with fraudulent activities. You will be on the verge of suing this company considering the mental and emotional abuse you may have to go through. Engagement managers think they are the smartest beings in the world. They will loathe and detest you if you don't think like them.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Company to start your career

    Mar 12, 2021 - Junior Associate 
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    Pros

    It's a good role to start your career in. They are very open to you learning knew things and growing personally. Projects are pretty interesting and you have say in which ones you want to get involved in.

    Cons

    Pay is really low compared with a similar role in any other company. It's an on-site-offshore model so the mornings are very hectic with a lot of calls due to the time difference. Attrition is extremely high so you have to take a lot of hits with clients.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    It is an pleasant place.

    May 3, 2021 - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore
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    Pros

    Unique culture . Value people. Customer focused

    Cons

    Familiar nature of senior management .

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Poorly run company that is a great place to grow

    Apr 22, 2021 - Junior Associate 
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    Pros

    Strong emphasis on training and developing data science skills

    Cons

    Poor upper management that squanders its eager talent

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing learning curve

    Apr 15, 2021 - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great learning curve lots of opportunity initially Good clients if you get lucky

    Cons

    No growth beyond a certain point No work life balance No guidance from upper management High employee churn Low pay

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Not the best

    Apr 2, 2021 - Junior Associate in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Get to live / work in India as a 'study abroad' for anyone feeling like they want more time in college

    Cons

    Falling behind it's peers, value add/expertise/training provided is questinoable

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