Charles River Associates

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Current Employee - Analyst in Tallahassee, FL
Current Employee - Analyst in Tallahassee, FL

I have been working at Charles River Associates full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Gain great experience in a high pace job.

Cons

Heartless work for heartless management.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

82 Other Employee Reviews for Charles River Associates (View Most Recent)

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    Decent, not outstanding

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Charles River Associates full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Young culture, provides some foundational consulting skills

    Cons

    Not the smartest people in the room, at least on the Business Consulting side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade talent, invest more in training tools, frameworks, practice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to begin a career; name recognition of Charles River Associates is not as strong as that of McKinsey or BCG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Charles River Associates

    Pros

    Intelligent people; interesting projects; great hands-on training for those early in their careers - the experience translates broadly and positions people to succeed in academia, other consulting practices, and/or industry.

    Cons

    Chicago office culture is detrimental to work enjoyment and personal development; junior employee tasks often are rote; too many "middle managers" involved in projects - limits developmental possibilities for junior employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Charles River Associates is strongly positioned as an academically-leaning consultancy - translating that positioning not only into marketing strategies but also into junior employee experiences seems critical for long-term success.

    No opinion of CEO
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