AArete Reviews

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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AArete Co-Founder, President and Managing Director Loren J. Trimble
Loren J. Trimble
33 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Growing Firm with Opportunities and Flaws"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AArete full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A stable and growing company. They want and try to be innovative - the passion is there. A great place to begin a consulting career. If you are liked by leadership you will move up quickly. Strong data and market intelligence within their two main services but outside of those areas AArete struggles with execution.

    Cons

    Leadership: A mix of either way too young or older gentlemen with wildly traditional consulting views. There are not enough checks and balances in place - a single leader possesses ultimate power over projects and people. When group decisions are needed, there seems to be herd mentality among leaders. They are either too afraid to stand up to others at the same level or they all have the same opinion. Consultants: If you fit within their two main niches - Payment Intelligence or Strategic Cost Reduction you will do great. If not, they have no idea what to do with you or how to leverage your skills. Mentorship is discussed and Career Achievement Teams have helped but true mentors are hard to come by

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  2. "Great company culture and talented teams"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AArete full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture facilitated by project teams

    Cons

    Compensation can be matched to market level


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (10)

    "Going downhill fast"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AArete full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people, the culture (before covid), benefits, flexibility

    Cons

    - Lack of transparency with compensation. Very obvious that everyone is paid unfairly. No one has any idea what leadership makes so we don't know what we're striving for. Those who stick around long-term don't get high enough pay raises and could easily leave for 25-40% more - One particularly toxic female MD who is extremely bias and known to chew everyone out who crosses her path - Diversity. While they say it's something they value, they haven't/won't invest in hiring diverse executive talent and continue to bring on the same types of people with the same backgrounds

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Getting too big for its boots"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AArete full-time

    Pros

    Highly motivated, strong transparency, growing

    Cons

    Leadership is blind to its weak spots and makes impulsive decisions, listening to the wrong people...

    AArete Response

    November 5, 2020Recruiting Sourcer

    Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your tenure at AArete and share your experience on Glassdoor. We take all feedback very seriously and this information will be shared directly with our HR leadership. Accepting both praise and criticism will ultimately strengthen our culture and make AArete an even better place to work. Sincerely, AArete HR

  5. Helpful (1)

    "An employer highly considerate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior HR Associate in Pune
    Recommends

    I worked at AArete full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities. Good culture

    Cons

    Management operates from insecurities of losing people

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Quantity over quality"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AArete full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room for upward mobility

    Cons

    Leadership has shifted into the hands of incompetent and unethical people

    AArete Response

    September 8, 2020Recruiting Sourcer

    Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your experience while working at AArete. We take employee feedback very seriously and work hard to make sure our people feel heard and valued. Your feedback means a lot to us and we appreciate your comments. If you have further feedback you would like to share please feel free to email HR@aarete.com. Sincerely, AArete, Human Resources

  7. "Amazing work culture and people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AArete full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible internship program, great opportunities for growth and learning, values its employees,

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    AArete Response

    August 24, 2020Recruiting Sourcer

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We truly appreciate it! - AArete HR team

  8. "Good place to learn!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Interaction Designer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AArete full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are friendly. You get learn new domains and technologies. They are open to listening to new ideas and implement them.

    Cons

    Restricted to particular softwares. Custom and vivid development can help the company and the experience we deliver.

    AArete Response

    August 24, 2020Recruiting Sourcer

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Please feel free to send any and all feedback to either your Manager or HR team. We are always open to suggestions and new ways to improve our employee experience. - AArete HR

  9. "A good place to learn and push your limits."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AArete full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Helpful people Encouraging atmosphere with technology driven people People try to help each other

    Cons

    I haven't found any until now

    AArete Response

    August 24, 2020Recruiting Sourcer

    Thank you for the great review! - AArete HR

  10. "Great place time work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AArete full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Work/Life balance, travel, company events, talented coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of direction from above

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