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Charles E. Bates, PhD
16 Ratings
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  • "Due in part to very careful recruiting, almost no junior staff are fired(in 5 reviews)

  • "Smart people, interesting work, great mentoring support(in 5 reviews)

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  • "Some practice areas have a strong split between PhDs and non-PhDs(in 6 reviews)

  • "In contrast to other types of consulting, you will be working with PhDs rather than MBAs(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Consultant II in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Management is very transparent -Management strives to make the company both a productive business and a friendly welcoming community -Consultant classes are typically very close -All things considered, pay is relatively good. Overtime pay is offered that ensures that if you do work a large number of hours, you will be compensated for it. As of Summer 2018, an entry level consultant who averages 60 hours per week for...

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    Cons

    -There's a hard ceiling on the level of interesting work that consultants can do. The firm employees a relatively large number of strong economists. It only makes sense that when more interesting work arises, the economists get to do it. If you are given something more interesting, there's a decent chance it will be taken away and given to an economist. -The firm is somewhat backwards. They use out of date tech and processes...

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    Advice to Management

    -I think many of your processes could be drastically more efficient. Perhaps that doesn't matter, since your competing as a premium product, and pricing doesn't seem extremely important. -You pitch the company as respecting work/life balance. At the time I left, many people felt the firm was not living up to that pitch. Just continue to be aware of that trend and don't let it get out of hand.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2018-10-03
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    "They strive to be the best, but mainly on paper..."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Free coffee, tea and yogurt - New building - I'm staying just for the pay, which is decent, and the tick on my resume

    Cons

    - They care more about clients than they do employees, which is understandable in certain ways, but they don't treat employees as talent or partners in the firm. And it goes without saying - without us, how would they manage to have these projects? - Every other week a "best of" survey to complete about how good BW is, and how it's so great to be here. (supposedly anonymous and you can't bill for this time, so you...

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    Advice to Management

    - Renew your whole hiring strategy if you want good people to continue to come and work here. There are so many firms, and while BW has a great reputation, the proof is that upon arrival, the experience is quite different. - The clickish groups are ridiculous and border on harassing behavior and/or discrimination. - The communication between management and consultants is on an "expected to know basis" instead...

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    Bates White Economic Consulting2018-10-15
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