Compass Lexecon Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Start as a Young Professional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment for junior professionals. A lot of exposure to high profile cases. People care about you and recognize your talent. If you prove you can handle it, you'll get extra responsibilities.

    Cons

    Cons that are common to the industry apply.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place, hard work

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    Preps junior level people for grad school. Fast paced work environment with really smart people

    Cons

    No way to move from junior to senior level internally (PhD required)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overtime pay on top of salary is HUGE benefit that helps immensely on those long nights and weekends of work. Not all good economists are good managers though...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great upward mobility for hard workers!

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    Current Employee - Economist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Economist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compass Lexecon Prmotes from within, so plenty of growth opportunity for serious, hard workers. Academic and collaborative work atmosphere. Never feels like you're competing with peers.

    Cons

    In order to advance your career here you generally have to be wiling to work long hours as, in the end, what is most appreciated here is to work fast, much and not make mistakes. So it can get very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge hard work and give more thorough reviews. Be more clear about expectations. Open up more channels for conversations on career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interesting work, intelligent people

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with intelligent people on interesting projects

    Cons

    Work schedule can be unpredictable

    Recommends
  6. Good place to work with

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good work-life balance, very good colleagues

    Cons

    niche industry, not so clear career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversity, maybe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great place to learn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No formal review system at times can be a manic work schedule

  8. Great proffesional experience

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    Current Employee - Vice-President in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Vice-President in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Best proffesionals in consulting bussines

    Cons

    Corp. administration and is terrible and lacks experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve admin management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Overall good company and good people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon

    Pros

    culture, compensation, some work and life balance depending on the office location.

    Cons

    Have to have a graduate degree to get promoted to manager level. PHD are preferred in this company, but most of people don't go for PHD.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Lexecon

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very collaborative, lots of involvement with senior management, lots of contact with colleagues at other European offices, co-location with parent company makes it feel like a bigger company, semi transparent leadership team.

    Cons

    team can work very very long hours and can get very stressful, sometimes at the expenses of praise for hard work and feeling valued. stressful atmosphere sometimes means that people can become unresponsive and over focused. Management need to take more care of HR procedures and work with HR to uphold them. HR procedures not always upheld and followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency, more praise, follow HR procedures, better communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Standard Economic Consulting Gig

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some substantive work from the start, good pay, smart people, good perks (4+ weeks vacation from start, overtime pay, overtime/weekend meals). Very open, even head of office cares about little guy's opinion.

    Cons

    Sometimes very boring, can work on same case for months, little direction in slow times. Little focus on personal and professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training to those new to the industry. Job will be more rewarding if know the type of work you're getting thrown into.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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