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4.2 of 5 stars (169 Ratings)

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Entry-level in Economic

4.3 of 5 stars

Menlo Park, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great cooperative atmosphere, challenging issues, and opportunities to make an impact.

Downers

Hours are highly variable and often unpredictable.

Entry-level in Economic

4.3 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Supportive culture, solid compensation, interesting and varied work

Downers

Lack of name recognition, lack of client interaction, no career track

Comments

Because most of the senior consulting staff are PhDs, Cornerstone has a more academic vibe than other consulting firms. The work in niche, and no one at the bar will recognize the name. But Cornerstone is a premier firm in the economic consulting world, and the high-profile cases and generous compensation reflect this. As with any job, you get out what you put in: if you invest in the firm and in your casework, the firm and your managers will invest in you. The exit opportunities at Cornerstone are extremely prestigious. This is a fantastic first job.

Other in Economic

4.3 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people and their mutual respect for one another.

Comments

Cornerstone is a great place for a first job out of undergrad.

Experienced in Economic

4.1 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people and culture

Downers

Unexpected long hours can happen.

Entry-level in Economic

4.2 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture; importance and appreciation of the analyst role; non-billable opportunities to develop leadership skills

Downers

Hours can be long during peak busy periods

Entry-level in Economic

3.9 of 5 stars

Menlo Park, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

No travel, good coworkers, flexible schedule, no travel

Downers

Hours can be long, the work can be mundane

Experienced in Economic

3.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Challenging work with above average compensation.

Downers

Long hours.

Entry-level in Economic

4.0 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The collegial culture and interesting, engaging work.

Downers

The occasional extremely busy periods and resulting long hours.

Comments

Working at Cornerstone is an excellent preparation for a number of careers. Analysts have a very high acceptance rate to top-rated business and law schools, as well as PhD programs. The firm takes employee development very seriously and the work is continually engaging and challenging.

Midlevel in Economic

4.2 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people; the interesting and challenging work.

Downers

The difficult hours that can arise due to client and case needs.

Midlevel in Economic

4.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great people who are passionate about what they do and helping you achieve

Downers

Unpredictable hours

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