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4.2 of 5 stars (401 Ratings)

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Good experience using data analysis with fun and very bright people

4.4 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Washington, DC | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people at my firm

Downers

The volatile and sometimes very long hours

Advice to Candidates

It's a very friendly and bright group of people. They make the very long nights more bearable. It's very volatile work hours and it can be really exhausting at times.

Experienced in Economic

4.3 of 5 stars

2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people

Downers

The sometimes unpredictable hours

Hard work and collegiality matters

4.3 of 5 stars

Partner in Economic | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Colleagues and firm leadership.

Perfect fit.

4.4 of 5 stars

Experienced in Energy & Utilities | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Opportunities to get involved in new issues

Downers

LIttle or no access to equity partnership

Advice to Candidates

Great place to grow

Entry-level in Economic

4.4 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The best thing about the firm is the people who work here. From management all the way down to the most junior staff, people here are smart, care deeply about the work we do, and are focused on investing a lot of time and effort into training employees

Downers

The worst thing is the hour volatility, which is probably true of almost every firm in the industry. In litigation consulting, the hours can often be unexpectedly long, which can make personal life planning a challenge. Bates White does the best job possible at managing expectations, but there are still times when you can get to the office planning to leave at 5 or 6pm and end up in the office until midnight or later.

Advice to Candidates

Talk to as many employees as you can to try to get a holistic view of the experience and the industry. Econ consulting is a fairly niche industry, and it is important that candidates thoroughly understand what we do, as it is very different from management consulting or finance.

Excellent development opportunities at a firm with great people and culture

4.4 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Washington, DC | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Development opportunities, work/life balance, talented colleagues, excellent culture

Downers

Pay, consultant promotion policies

Collegial community and professional excellence

4.4 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Economic | Washington, DC | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Many of my colleagues are cool people. The hours are (typically) not too bad. The work is fairly interesting.

Downers

If you live in Virginia, the Metro is a real pain for getting into work.

Advice to Candidates

Ideally you should be interested in economics or law if you want to work at BW. Almost all of the work is litigation-oriented, so keep that in mind if applying.

Excellent opportunity to learn the industry and develop valuable skills

4.3 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people and the work

Downers

The hours

Excellent learning experience, but I personally wouldn't want to be here forever

4.3 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Washington, DC | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people are great and the culture is stimulating, but not cutthroat

Downers

Sometimes it isn't the most glamorous and I often struggle to see how our/my work is making the world a better place

Advice to Candidates

Basically just know what you want to get out of your job and understand what you're getting into. Bates White and economic consulting in general is a very intellectual, quantitatively rigorous place to work. The learning curve is steep and the work is (sometimes) very interesting, but if you are looking for observable positive impact on the world, you may struggle to find it here.

Challenging, interesting work among friends

4.4 of 5 stars

Experienced in Economic | Washington, DC | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

My colleagues

Downers

Little details often matter

Advice to Candidates

Bates White provides excellent opportunities for skill development. It also provides access to smart, interesting, friendly co-workers. The work itself if challenging, and the firm is flexible when it comes to hours and work location.

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