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4.2 of 5 stars (256 Ratings)

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Still happy after 15 years!

4.5 of 5 stars

Partner in Economic | Washington, DC | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

My colleagues

Downers

Unpredictable hours

Comments

I think the best way to assess Cornerstone Research is to spend time with the people who work here.

Collaborative and intellectually challenging.

4.5 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Economic | Menlo Park, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, People, Intellectual stimulus

Downers

Hours

Executive in Economic

4.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture and challenging work

Downers

Hours and need to be available to clients can be challenging

Comments

One is to keep in mind that this is a consulting job. While there is more emphasis on work/life balance than at investment banks or the big strategy consulting firms, it is still a challenging client-driven job that can have intense hours (especially at the senior level). The second is to note that we do quite a bit of qualitative work in addition to quantitative work. Especially senior staff needs to be able to write well and communicate clearly with a non-technical audience. Even at the junior level this is not a pure "quant" job.

Collaborative enviornment with great collegues

4.7 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Collegues

Downers

Lack of control of when work can be done (waiting for client comments).

Interesting work, great development opportunties, and wonderful colleagues

4.3 of 5 stars

Partner in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The work, the people, the compensation

Downers

The hours, dealing with fee disputes

An incredibly rich learning opportunity that has prepared me well for graduate school and further career opportunities.

4.7 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Economic | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, commitment to the quality of our work and employee's happiness.

Downers

Workload variability and unpredictability, uneven burdens within a cohort of Analysts, lack of a career path.

Comments

Economic consulting is often more rigorous and interesting than management consulting, as it is more data-driven, high-stakes, and we face an opposing side who is critiquing our work. Moreover, it is a fantastic place to be for a variety of exit opportunities, as proven by the record: law school, MBA programs, PhD programs, and other jobs. Nowhere else will prepare you for such a wide variety of potential interests and exit opportunities.

Midlevel in Economic

4.3 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Excellent work culture and quality of work, good compensation and benefits

Downers

Lumpy hours can sometimes mean working weekends

Great career for an applied micro economist

4.3 of 5 stars

Partner in Economic | Menlo Park, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great culture and colleagues; very interesting clients and problems to work on

Downers

Difficult to maintain worklife balance

Comments

Among litigation consulting firms, a great place to work with terrific career opportunities for the right people. But it is not for everyone.

Team-oriented culture and interesting work

4.5 of 5 stars

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

Uppers

Collegial, interesting work

Downers

Volatile hours

Entry-level

4.3 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Firm's culture

Downers

Volatility of hours