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4.3 of 5 stars (15 Ratings)

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5.0 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

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Advice to Potential Interns

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Would You Recommend

Yes

Apply analytical academic concepts to real-life problems

4.8 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Exposure to academic experts, open and intelligent colleagues, absence of travel even though it's consulting, great compensation

Downers

Sometimes difficult to be staffed on projects due to length of projects (sometimes over one year)

Advice to Potential Interns

Even though you are an Associate where the majority of your job is managing other analysts who are the ones actually performing the analysis, strong quantitative understanding (econometrics, finance, economics, accounting) is imperative since you need to give the analysts direction on what analysis you want completed.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Interesting work, good culture

4.5 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I got to do real work.

Downers

Entering billable time.

Advice to Potential Interns

Actually not really anything

Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about your research

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learning how to work with other professionals in economic related litigation

4.5 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Working with high level professionals

Downers

Unable to schedule working hours.

Advice to Potential Interns

You will be doing managerial work.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intellectual challenging place

4.8 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Top notch people - PhDs/MBAs from top schools; excellent level of analysts. Great learning experience.
Great variety of cases and industries. Only most intellectually challenging work. Very rigorous. Overall good work life balance.

Downers

Unpredictable schedule - may leave at 4pm on Tuesday and work on Saturday.

Advice to Potential Interns

Recommended to people who really enjoy a technical job and academic fields of economics and finance. Analysts coming out this firm are super well trained - best way to top grad school too.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intellectually stimulating job with great culture and good work life balance

4.6 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

They try and insure you are on varied cases (typically you will be on 3 different cases throughout the internship and maybe a few promos/marketing pitches). As such you get a good view of the typical lifecycle of a case/project.

Downers

Given the amount of new hires/interns they on boarded at the same time, the first few weeks were pretty slow in terms of workload to the point where I was at times bored. As the weeks progresses and I voiced concerns this was addressed and they put me on more cases.

Advice to Potential Interns

Sounds trivial but... be nice. They only hire nice people and take their corporate culture very seriously (as they should).

Advice to Management

CR is growing very fast and it's going to be challenging to onboard all new hires, train them and ensure upward mobility by growing the business further. A more individualized approach to training and mentorship through time would help. I would ask employees upfront after a month on the job what are their perceived weakness (for example mine was econometrics and how to perform regressions) and set up specific trainings or resources for those.

Sample Interview Questions

Look at past cases CR has worked on (you can find it on their website) and read up on these issues.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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4.7 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Quality of work - was a valued and utilized member of the team from day 1.

Downers

Did not get to see all aspects of the company (in particular, only given billable assignments, no nonbillables)

Advice to Potential Interns

Team-driven environment - be sure you like working with people.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Exciting and rewarding

3.9 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I learned a lot about the economics consulting industry. The summer associates were highly involved in the work and made essential contributions.

Downers

It didn't provide return​ offers.

Advice to Potential Interns

It is possible that you won't get a return offer. However, the experience itself is worth the time and effort you make at the work. Communicate more with your manager and coworkers. Ask frequently for feedbacks.

Sample Interview Questions

The interviews are mostly case studies. Sample questions can be: based on the situation described, what kind of data would you need? How would you proceed with the data you get?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Friendly people, meaningful work and a great place to learn

4.0 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

People, scope of work, pay, organisation's culture

Downers

Lack of specific feedback on the progress of work

Advice to Potential Interns

This is a great place to work with friendly people and good pay. However, if you have other offers with firms that have historically converted more internship offers to full time offers; and if you are an individual who doesn't want to recruit for full time employment again, you might want to weigh your options more carefully.

Advice to Management

Employee retention, specific feedback

Would You Recommend

Yes

Financial and economic consulting on cases that you read about on the front page of the Wall Street Journal

3.3 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

great staff, great office, interesting work assignments, great pay

Downers

long and unpredictable hours

Advice to Potential Interns

expect to work hard, review statistical analysis

Advice to Management

provide more feedback during the job

Sample Interview Questions

What evidence would you look for in trade data to test if a particular commodities trader manipulated the market.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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