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Charles E. Bates, PhD
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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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    "Good Pay, Challenging Work, Poor Work-Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Economic Consultant (BA) in Washington, DC
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    I worked at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of positive things about working at Bates White. The work is challenging and you will learn a lot, especially if you haven't done economic consulting before. The senior staff are quite open and willing to listen to input from the junior staff. The compensation is good, though when factoring in the number of hours considered "standard" it is not as competitive as other economic consulting firms. Unlike...

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    Cons

    The biggest downside is the workaholic culture. The senior management places little value on work-life balance and that attitude seeps into the rest of the organization. Most managers refuse to set realistic expectations with clients regarding timelines and the staff suffer because of it. Most of their junior staff are hired straight out of college and are afraid to push back on unreasonable overtime requests.

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    It is not enough to pay lip service to work-life balance, you need to actually change the policies and corporate culture that make having a good balance so difficult. I have worked at other, very successful economic consulting companies at which the typical work week was 40 hours and overtime was both extremely rare and compensated at time and a half. You don't have to overwork your employees to be successful.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2015-12-16
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