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  1. Nice people, good job

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    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Industrial Economics Incorporated. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can meet lots of nice people.
    A lot of young people adding energy to the mix.

    Cons

    Sometimes snooty about the administration stuff. I'm not but I don't like that


  2. Research Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Industrial Economics Incorporated.

    Pros

    Exposure to different fields, mentorship from good partners and senior associates

    Cons

    Understandably, salary is less than management consulting, but the work-life balance is exceedingly better, as is the flexibility.


  3. Research analyst

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Industrial Economics Incorporated. full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are smart, with an interesting diversity of specialty backgrounds. Produces high-quality work on engaging projects. Nice building - and good general location.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better - but quality of life makes up for that. If you want to make a lot more money, go work for a management consulting firm (you'll pay for that in hours worked)


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  5. Smart people and individuals with strong analytical background

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Industrial Economics Incorporated. full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working with smart individuals who enjoy problems solved with data driven analysis. Good place to get a step into the world of primarily governmental analyses.

    Cons

    Experience depends significantly on which managers and partners you work for. Some partners' projects require a significant amount of independence and self motivation and often give significant responsibilities, whereas others can be more rote and formulaic.

    Advice to Management

    Source a more diverse set of work and seek to match strengths of workers to the work at hand.


  6. Great for a few years... No real upward mobility at the Research Analyst level

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Industrial Economics Incorporated. full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty flexible work environment regarding dress and time in and out of the office.
    The people at the RA and Associate level are generally awesome and laid back. Everyone is real nice and it is easy to make friends.

    Cons

    Experience really depends on the Principals you work for. Some are great and some are not.
    Interesting project work also really depends on the Principals you work for. It is not easy to switch practice areas for the first year so you may be stuck working on whatever they assign you to, regardless of your interest or previous experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management really needs to figure out how to run this company on a larger scale. IEc continues to grow larger, yet the management of the firm has not evolved or grown with the increase in Principals.


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    Great place to work, but could do more to stand out.

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Industrial Economics Incorporated. full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable bonuses, work-life balance, and a very friendly work environment. Also, good opportunities to develop skills you're interested in honing.

    Cons

    No retirement contributions until 2 years in, limited vacation time (21 days, but no holidays, so really, it's the standard 10 days), low base pay.

    Advice to Management

    Help Research Analysts pay to go to grad school if it's a requirement for advancement within the company.


  8. great work environment

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    Current Employee - Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Industrial Economics Incorporated.

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, great work/life balance, not hierarchical, good learning experience. awesome benefits and good social life.

    Cons

    very low pay compared with similar companies. small company with limited geographic coverage.

    Advice to Management

    up the salary and widen the geographic coverage (some more int'l)


  9. Just your average underpaid job

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at Industrial Economics Incorporated.

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -generally good hours
    -Consistent pay with great vacation
    -Sick Leave is fully compensated
    -Bang for buck areas are

    Cons

    -Lots of corporate pressure in this field is pretty common
    -Deadlines are a bit unrealistic
    -Management is a bunch of lazies

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to tighten up your scheduling variables on tuesdays I don't understand why I arrive 10 minutes early and you all show up an hour to two late.



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