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Interesting project work, smart people

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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Laxed lifestyle

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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

    Not an up or out culture like many other management consulting firms. Smart people, relaxed working style, and decent salary

    Cons

    Lack of up or out culture means some unworthy employees get promoted. Also name recognition on management consulting side is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start with the up or out culture in the management consulting practice. Also invest in training for management consultants.

    Approves of CEO
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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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