Compass Lexecon
3.6 of 5 20 reviews
www.compasslexecon.com Annapolis, MD 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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Andrew M. (Andy) Rosenfield

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great mentor = great times.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat for people who want to earn a PhD in Economics and continue on the route of being an economist. This is one of the more lucrative ways to practice one's knowledge of Economics. Also, less frequent, but works well for those who want to go to law school.

    ConsNot creative. At the entry-level, pretty data monkey-esque.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProject supervisors should be weary of taking on too many projects. The unavailability and dilution of some managers' attention to their hoarding of projects can be a detriment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is an OK job

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWork on high profile cases. Can be an easy 9-5 if you want it to be. I like my co-workers; good group of sports and fitness bros. Best thing is Dinner if you work past 7pm.

    Cons1. Total compensation is about 10 to 15% below market. They give you a very low base combined with overtime pay. This is particularly awful since even fresh college grads are billed out at $500/hr, which is way above industry average. 2. There is absolutely no investment in employees. Literally no training at all--there are people here who have been doing monkey work like cite checking for decades! I wish i was exaggerating, but it's true. 3. Most of the people hired or promoted here are connected to senior management or a client. I'm not sure if everyone else is treated fairly. 4. The offices here are the worst I've ever seen. Even junior members of the professional staff have shared inner offices where you can pass an entire day without a glimpse of sunlight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore money, more training, more transparency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart people, interesting work, long hours, good pay

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsCompensation is probably best in the industry; co-workers are incredibly intelligent; PTO is very generous

    ConsWeak performers are rarely kicked to the curb; there's a somewhat perverse incentive structure where top performers are made to work more; performance-based bonuses would be a way of alleviating this, but they are pretty equal across all analysts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work with

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosgood work-life balance, very good colleagues

    Consniche industry, not so clear career path

    Advice to Senior Managementdiversity, maybe

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosaccess to resources everyone is really smart and has strong work ethics

    ConsNo formal review system at times can be a manic work schedule

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    Sometimes rewarding, sometimes tedious, often demanding

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsSmart colleagues, pleasant atmosphere, free food. Casework is sometimes interesting; if senior staff grow to like you, they'll involve you in more analytical thinking and modeling.

    ConsLots of work on evenings and weekends, often without advance warning. Much of the work for analysts and senior analysts can be quite tedious--data entry, formatting, printing binders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWarn people about the evening and weekend work very clearly before they commit. Some folks burn out on it, and everyone can make better decisions with more information ahead of time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best in business, great people, long hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsPeople are top-notch. Casework is very interesting. The company as a whole is quite organized and relatively independent from FTI which is an ok company from what I have seen.

    ConsLong hours are pretty standard-the company as whole is always busy with high-profile engagement, mostly mergers and litigation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great analytical work, very friendly atmosphere.

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat variety with industries, projects.
    Exposure is fantastic because you are always working closely with the senior management.
    Secondments between European offices are very common.

    ConsSmall company atmosphere can sometimes get in the way of simple things.
    Firm focuses only on competition (this applies to CL Europe only).

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish processes as the firm grows (which it is doing very fast).

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    Great proffesional experience

    Vice-President (Current Employee)
    Madrid (Spain)

    ProsBest proffesionals in consulting bussines

    ConsCorp. administration and is terrible and lacks experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove admin management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting work -- smart people -- great comp

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is very interesting and it's cool to read about matters you are working on in places like WSJ and the Economist. Almost everyone I work with is very impresive. The compensation is perhaps the best in the industry, especially if you're highly utilized.

    ConsHours can be long; stressful around deadlines

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to cut dead weight.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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