Cornerstone Research

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Cornerstone Research is a great place for growth and career development for administrative professionals.

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Former Employee - Various in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Various in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Cornerstone Research full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Cornerstone has great core values that are celebrated at the firm in a way that creates a solidarity between everyone, whether or not they work on the same coast or in the same office. Because of this, they often like to look internally to fill positions or promote from within when they can. Once you get your foot in the door, it really is an amazing place for administrative professionals to advance or explore new career paths.

Cons

It may be difficult to make changes to certain practices and procedures for some, but it is definitely possible and in some cases may involve various reviews through committees and other office heads. Polices are not made lightly and deserve the attention to detail they are given at Cornerstone, but have always given great thought and consideration to all employees, regardless of level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please continue to maintain that level of comradery and sense of family that was the driving force behind my own growth and development at Cornerstone.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people, great deal for clients

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People here are generally pretty nice, smart, and try to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Can be long hours, and pressure at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Long hours and limited opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with some very smart people on some high profile cases. There are many opportunities to develop your quantitative analysis and communication skills. Because analysts are constantly coming and going, you have the opportunity to assume lots of responsibility early in your career.

    If you plan on earning an MBA, Cornerstone can help you get into top schools.

    Cons

    The hours are by far the worst part of the job. We tell prospective hires they will work an average of 50 hours per week, but it will probably be much more than that. If your average is that low it will be a mix of weeks where you sit in the office doing nothing and plenty of 80 hour weeks. There will be unexpected late nights and weekend work,. There will also be weekends you will bill no hours but are unable to do anything else because you are on call. The compensation will seem much less impressive if you calculate your hourly rate.

    The work will include boring tasks such as data entry, compiling bibliographies, or checking footnotes.

    Most of the managers are very smart PhD economists, but they often lack managerial and organizational skills.

    Exit opportunities other than going to graduate school are very limited, and it is rare to make the jump from analyst to associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance casework with available staff or be more upfront about the hours required.

    Invest more in management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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