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4.2 of 5 stars (256 Ratings)

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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.

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

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.

Entry-level

4.3 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Firm's culture

Downers

Volatility of hours

You will learn a lot, work hard, and meet a lot of smart and fun people.

4.4 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Economic | Washington, DC | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture, the challenging work and the ability to develop soft and hard skills, and the exit opportunities to graduate school or various quantitative fields.

Downers

The variable hours that can be intense at times.

Comments

Cornerstone Research is a phenomenal place to start your career out of undergrad. The combination of culture, the work, the skills you learn (both in terms of working with and managing others and technical skills like Excel and SAS/SQL), and the exit opportunities set this job apart from most other consulting opportunities out there. I would highly recommend Cornerstone to anyone who has an interest in consulting, and quantitative bent, and who enjoys working with and collaborating with smart, driven people.

Collegial and intellectually challenging work environment offering fantastic compensation

4.3 of 5 stars

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

Uppers

Kind, collegial, brilliant colleagues; fantastic compensation; good work/life balance

Downers

Limited exit opportunities to financial services firms (without going back to business school in between)

Intellectual and professional development

4.1 of 5 stars

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

Uppers

Best culture, caring, supportive environment, interesting work

Downers

Long hours

Midlevel in Economic

4.0 of 5 stars

Other | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture.

Downers

Some managers (not all!) are too academic and don't know how to manage people.

Comments

This is a phenomenal place to work as a first job out of college. It will give you 2-5 years of growth learning both hard and (more importantly!) soft skills and will prepare you well for your next job and/or graduate school.

If you are pursuing partner-track after graduate school or from another company, I believe this firm undervalues good management skills (soft skills) and can be too pretentious about expecting a PhD (they specifically under-value MBAs in my opinion). It will take about 12 years to make partner and is not worth the time.

Incredible culture and a place where people enjoy working with each other

3.9 of 5 stars

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

Uppers

The people

Downers

Variance of hours

Comments

A great place to build knowledge and expertise working on interesting and intellectually challenging cases with incredible individuals.

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