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4.2 of 5 stars (210 Ratings)

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Sr. Analyst

5.0 of 5 stars

June 2017 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

- Amazing lack of internal competition
- 50-60 hours a week is a realistic expectation
- Great compensation
- Good grad school placement

Downers

- Lack of non-grad school/data analytics exit-opportunities
- Lack of client/expert interaction

Comments

Very competitive application process that includes a econ consulting version of a case interview. Great job for quantitatively-oriented individuals interested in law.

Surrounded by exceedingly intelligent coworkers, analyst thrives

5.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Financial Services | New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, challenging work, exit opportunities

Downers

Hours can be bad at times

Comments

Cornerstone is an excellent career choice for an academically-inclined candidate. My coworkers are exceptionally intelligent and go on to/have graduated from top PhD and MBA programs, or go on to top data analytics roles or JD programs. It is a challenging, rewarding environment at a firm that is unique within its field.

Constantly learning, not constantly working.

4.5 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people and the hours.

Downers

Occasional tedious work.

I have received numerous offers over the years to move to competitors but never seriously considered any of them given my happiness at Cornerstone.

4.6 of 5 stars

Executive in Economic | San Francisco, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The ability to work with very smart colleagues and experts who are also extremely nice people.

Downers

The job can be demanding at times.

Comments

I would highly encourage anyone to apply as I would not really consider moving to a competing consulting firm.

Impressive colleagues, interesting & demanding work, and a truly collaborative and robust culture.

4.0 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Economic | San Francisco, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Interesting work, talented, impressive, and good people

Downers

Occasionally volatile hours

Comments

Cornerstone is a great place to build technical and client support skills in a challenging and interesting environment.

Excellent firm with excellent results

4.0 of 5 stars

Partner in Economic | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People, teamwork, culture, comp

Downers

Stress and hard work

Fun At Work and Out of Work.

4.1 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Washington, DC | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Firm culture

Downers

Long hours

Comments

While we work long hours, the people I work with every day are great. I am constantly learning while at work, and have had the opportunity to work in several different practice areas. I have never felt like Cornerstone takes the time we put in for granted -- I have always felt like my work is appreciated and used in all of the projects I've worked on.

Solving interesting and challenging problems for high stakes litigation.

4.2 of 5 stars

Partner in Financial Services | Washington, DC | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The People

Downers

Unprdictable client requests

Learning a lot, working hard on interesting questions with tremendous people.

4.2 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Boston, MA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, compensation, opportunities for learning and development

Downers

Unreasonable clients, unfulfilling assignments, unpredictable hours.

Cornerstone: Hedging Your Grad School Bets

4.2 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, Compensation, Exit Opportunities

Downers

Variance in Hours

Comments

Economic consulting is not management or strategy consulting, the two are not interchangeable or really that comparable, so don't mix them up. I can't stress enough that things are really, really, different. Even though CR and BCG are really great places to work and can get you great places, the work you will be doing is really different.

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