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4.1 of 5 stars (262 Ratings)

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Place to where you grow from day 1

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2017 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Amazing offices, friendly culture, coworkers willing to help and teach others. Learning and Development team organises LOTS of training throughout the year which is really good for personal growth. CEO is very friendly.

Downers

Like in any other multinational firm, working hours are long because of the different time zones and client demands.

Comments

- Research the wide variety of fields at CRA
- Check out all the offices we have (there are opportunities in many parts of the world)
- Be committed, be passionate and be hungry to learn

Academic spin on traditional consulting firm brings more quantitative, laid-back, collegial atmosphere to work.

4.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Washington, DC | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work/life balance

Downers

Limited opportunities for long-term advancement

Comments

If you like rigorous, data-driven problem solving with a future bent towards law or into a data-heavy business position, CRA is a great stepping stone to those opportunities. Graduate schools respect the quality of work CRA does and it shows in admits to top programs.

A Life at CRA

5.0 of 5 stars

Partner in Economic | Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture, challenging work, and collegial atmosphere.

Partner in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

CRA is unrivaled in terms of intellectual depth and challenging problems!

Proffesional growth is off the chain

4.8 of 5 stars

Experienced in Financial Services | San Francisco, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The personal growth has been amazing

Downers

It can be very stressful

Fantastic Opportunity

4.9 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Economic | Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People, Compensation, Opportunities (internally and when exiting)

Downers

Unpredictable hours

Comments

If you come in ready to go with the flow and work hard, it can be one of the best decisions you ever make.

Experienced in Financial Services

4.6 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Clients and colleagues

Experienced in Economic

4.3 of 5 stars

Oakland, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Colleagues. Incredibly smart people or all stripes.

Downers

Challenging work can bring long hours approaching deadlines.

Comments

If you are looking for a hybrid between the intellectual rigor of the academic world, but outside of the ivory tower, then CRA is for you.

Smart colleagues challenge me to do my best work every day

4.4 of 5 stars

Experienced in Economic | Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

My colleagues, addressing complex problems with smart people, seeing our work applied in the real world

Downers

Somewhat unpredictable work schedules

Midlevel in Economic

4.6 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

really interesting, intellectually challenging work; flexible hours

Downers

unpredictability of work flows; very short turn-around times to respond to client requests

Comments

Economic consulting, and CRA in particular, could be a great fit for candidates that are quantitatively inclined and want to dive deeper into data analysis, statistics, and economics

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