- Interesting, varied and often important research projects
- Few places like it in the Northwest
- Excellent place to learn new technical skills
- Smart coworkers
- Excellent connections if you plan to stay in the region
- Unparalleled reputation and legacy
- Easy to get stuck in certain kinds of work (not necessarily a fault of the firm or management)
- Long hours (problem with consulting in general)
- Feast or famine workflow (too much work or not enough; again, a problem with consulting in general)
- A fair amount of turnover (last caveat: this might be more of a symptom of current market conditions and the exploding number of job opportunities for people with these skillsets in the northwest)
I applied online. I interviewed at ECONorthwest (Portland, OR).
The process was very professional. I spoke with several managers and was given the opportunity to speak with analysts. The company has a very broad portfolio of work; depending on one's focus, one can address several things in the interview. The staff seemed very happy and enjoyed living in Portland, Oregon. Although they all warned about the rains.
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