Charles River Associates

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Interesting project work, smart people

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA

I worked at Charles River Associates

Pros

Great people, little or no travel, academic environment, flexible work hours, no face time, great office location, friendly and fun junior staff

Cons

Training programs are new and developing, bonus/compensation could be more competitive, little transparency about target bonus and differentiation among junior staff

Advice to ManagementAdvice

more clarity around where practices are headed, continue to invest in training programs, make compensation and review process clearer, improve project managers

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    Intellectual Property Analyst

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

    I have been working at Charles River Associates

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a lot of difference industries. Very fast paced challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Not a good play to stay a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate analysts more for their time or hire more analysts

    Recommends
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    Tough times, but working hard at changing culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Charles River Associates

    Pros

    Extremely intelligent coworkers who are a pleasure to work with. International exposure with growth opportunities. Excellent learning by doing environment. Talent and hard work recognized and rewarded. Management is working very diligently and honestly to overcome "sins of the past" by restructuring business model, training and development programs, and creating more transparent comp structure. Excellent benefits package. Work life friendly.

    Cons

    Admin staff cut to the core and many strained to the limits. Dissatisfied talented former employees who have left. Morale low, but I can see it improving as changes become slowly integrated into culture. Some really bad hiring decisions made in the past, many of which have been corrected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect blood from a stone. Admin staff hamstrung with over burdened workload preventing the real strategic work that will, at least from a structural perspective, aid in cultural change and shift in overall morale.

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