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Charles E. Bates, PhD
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, long hours"

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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 cares about ensuring that you are equipped with the tools you need to succeed. Folks are very willing to take responsibility.

    Cons

    The hours can be very long for indefinite stretches of time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staffing levels sufficiently high so that staff doesn't feel as though 60+ hour weeks will continue for months on end.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2017-10-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bates White Economic Consulting

    Pros

    Smart colleagues. Get to work on interesting projects for client. Always learning something new.

    Cons

    Hours can be long particularly around deadlines.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2017-09-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Some good & some bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Partners and Principles are great! Always food or snacks available Good benefits

    Cons

    Underpaid Management has no idea how to manage as it is not in their background Very click-ish and uncomfortable

    Bates White Economic Consulting2017-09-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "High variance hours, otherwise great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work, motivated collegues.

    Cons

    On occasion, client services employees will have to work 60 or more hours including weekends for consecutive weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Push back on client demands and respect your staff's work-life balance more.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2017-07-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toledo, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Very employee focused. great work environment, great benefits, company growing fast and very smart

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing, great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Bates White Economic Consulting2017-07-07
  6. "Very academic place to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant II in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, great mentoring support

    Cons

    Routine is erratic. Crazy busy one month, nothing to do the next.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2017-04-19
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome company to work for"

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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

    Bates White is a fantastic place to work, and anyone who says otherwise has likely not worked anywhere else. Sure, the hours are variable and can be intense during some periods, but you are compensated and rewarded nicely for hard work, and generally your colleagues are pleasant to spend the long nights with. This is not the case at most consulting firms. The work itself is fascinating for anyone interested in economics,...

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    Cons

    Hours can be highly variable depending on which case you are assigned to. Job satisfaction and advancement opportunities seem correlated to the practice area you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open the lines of communication with employees at all levels--it is great for morale.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2017-01-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bates White Economic Consulting

    Pros

    Great location, Metro accessible !

    Cons

    Driving in to work in downtown is always trouble.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2016-12-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job for BAs"

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      Current Employee - Consultant 

      I have been working at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time

      Pros

      -Strong culture, management really cares about employee development -Intellectual environment and smart colleagues -Good benefits and compensation

      Cons

      -Some practice areas have a strong split between PhDs and non-PhDs. If you only have a BA in these practices you won't get a lot of direct work with economic modeling or report writing -Work can be repetitive case to case -Hours are very volatile -Hard to see impact of your work since most of it doesn't end up being used

      Advice to Management

      Continue developing employees

      Bates White Economic Consulting2016-12-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "a decent company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time

      Pros

      The compensation is good enough for me.

      Cons

      The hours can be tough and unpredictable.

      Advice to Management

      Managers can be a little territorial of more senior staff even when they have do not have work for them because of work that may be coming soon.

      Bates White Economic Consulting2016-09-17
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