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Entry-level in Economic

3.3 of 5 stars

Menlo Park, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people

Downers

The work-life balance

Midlevel in Economic

3.4 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people, diversity of assignments, and challenge of the work

Downers

Volatile hours, occassionally inept management

Comments

Cornerstone will provide an excellent environement to gain practical skills in economics and finance; learn programming skills in SAS, Excel, VBA, and STATA; and continue to challenge you years into the job. You'll create lasting friendships and learn from the difficult times on the job.


3.4 of 5 stars

2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Challenging work and high compensation.

Downers

Long hours. Many managers can make life hectic.

Comments

Must be willing to work long hours.

Entry-level in Economic

2.9 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great people, interesting cases

Downers

Volatile hours

Midlevel in Economic

2.5 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people you work with.

Downers

The hours and sometimes the nature of the work.

Comments

Culture and workload differ across offices. My best recommendation is to find an alum from your school that works at Cornerstone, and invite them to a quick 30min coffee meeting and ask them to tell you about their experiences. Communication is mostly from the nonverbal cues, so don't settle for a call. Don't just listen to the recruiting spiel, or you won't set realistic expectations.

Experienced in Financial Services

3.3 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Base compensation is very competitive, however the hours can be unpredictable and are dependent on external deadlines. Project work can vary and can include cases that are very interesting and some that are not so exciting. Opportunities to advance are very structured and defined, which can be both good and bad.

Experienced

3.3 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The work is often challenging, and the clients and experts we interact with are top notch.

Downers

Career path at the Associate level (and beyond) is unclear.

Comments

Each Cornerstone office does different types of cases, so make sure that the work you're interested in doing is the kind of work that the office you're applying to does.

Midlevel in Financial Services

3.4 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Enjoy the intellectual stimulation, great colleagues

Downers

Middle management is not very strong in the office I work in in particular

Comments

at the analyst level, cornerstone provides great training and sends its analysts on to all sorts of interesting/diverse careers. many analysts come back to work at cornerstone after their phds/business school, which is a testament to how much they enjoy the work/people.



above the analyst level, this field is very narrow. It's difficult to change industries (although not impossible).

Midlevel in Economic

3.4 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The analysts, the compensation, and the importance of the work.

Downers

The inconsistency in hours worked and the intensity surrounding deadlines.

Comments

You need to love working at Cornerstone to make the most of your experience here. The variable hours and the difficulty of the work can be taxing, but you'll do some incredibly cool work and make lasting friendships/connections while you're here.

Entry-level in Economic

2.8 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

We oversell the extent to which you will get exposure to different kinds of cases and/or practice areas. In reality most people get pidgeonholed after a while. There is a broad range in terms of how effective and tuned in upper management is. Work-life balance is sometimes respected, sometimes not.

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