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4.1 of 5 stars (219 Ratings)

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Inexperienced economics undergrad works with experienced PhDs on stimulating (anticompetition) case work

3.4 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Washington, DC | 2015 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work/life balance, rigor/import of work, opportunities for undergraduates, diversity of experience

Downers

Constrained by legal environment

Bates White is a wonderful place to grow and gain a lot of responsibility at a young age.

2.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Washington, DC | 2015 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The ability to take ownership over work streams.

Downers

The lack of monetary appreciation for going above and beyond.

Comments

Bates White will challenge you to think analytically and carefully. It will prepare you for almost any job.

Frustrating, educational, worth it

2.6 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Economic | Washington, DC | 2015 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The experience; I was very well-positioned to apply to law school.

Downers

The hours; lack of control of career.

Experienced in Economic

3.4 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Strong comraderie feeling in the office, room to become an in-house expert at something.

Downers

Lopsided treatment and evaluation of staff between operations and client services

Comments

The firm tries hard to develop equality in hiring and promoting, but having a good relationship with at least one partner is key to a fulfilling career.

Entry-level in Economic

3.3 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Cases are important

Downers

Demanding/unpredictable hours

Entry-level in Economic

3.4 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Smart people; Collegial environment; Effort at work-life balance

Downers

Work-life balance not always a reality; Clear hierarchy between PhDs and non-PhDs within certain practice areas

Midlevel in Economic

3.2 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Fantastic coworkers. Some of the best people I've ever met work here.

Downers

Long hours and limited control of case work; also, dedication to meeting client deadlines, no matter how unreasonable.

Experienced in Economic

3.4 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

I work with people with big brains, not egos.

Downers

No travel.

Comments

This was the only place where I ever interviewed where I felt that all I had to do was to be myself. It's an amazing feeling.

Entry-level in Economic

3.2 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The best aspects are the people at the company and the firm's commitment to treating its employees extremely well.

Downers

Occasional 80 hour work weeks and difficulty working across practice areas.

Comments

The bulk of a consultant's every day work is data driven. The job is incredibly left-brain-intensive.

Experienced in Economic

3.1 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The open, young, dynamic culture

Downers

The utter disregard for work-life balance

Comments

You will learn a great deal working here. The experience is worth the frustration of having to constantly fight to maintain your work-life balance.

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