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Charles E. Bates, PhD
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Pros
  • "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)

Cons
  • "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 They use out of date tech and processes...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
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Incredible people, okay work, low pay (at the junior level)"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will find some of the most intelligent and thoughtful people you would still want to grab a beer with every Friday at BW. Depending on the practice, you may find yourself in super high profile cases seen on the news. Fairly good and consistent exit opps to top 5 b-schools, top 10 law schools, and PhD programs. Great new office. Intelligent PhD management.

    Cons

    The pay is on the lower end of the scale and isn't compensated enough for merit or the effort to strive for outstanding work. While there is an annual performance bonus, it is pennies to those of competitors. The recent pay raise announcement has to have been a joke because it amounted to $500, which is a 0.6% increase.

    Advice to Management

    Please reconsider the compensation at the junior level. Low pay and leaving the firm are the only topics that are consistently discussed at every happy hour or casual dinners among junior staff.

    Bates White Economic Consulting2018-08-25
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place for Ph.D., especially econometricians or people with advanced technical skills"

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    Former Employee - Senior Economic Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, opportunities to work on high profile cases, and the yoga class (the question is if you have time for that if you already work 70+ hours per week)

    Cons

    Ph.D. senior economists are managed by non-Ph.D. managers who do not understand economics/econometrics but want to be in control; no well-defined career path and unfair promotion system; unreasonable work hours and no life-work balance

    Advice to Management

    Do not let non-Ph.D. manage Ph.D. - it makes everyone work unnecessarily long hours to clear up the mess due to mismanagement and you just get worse reports. Why cannot you trust a Ph.D. to manage cases?

    Bates White Economic Consulting2014-07-11
  4. "Managing Consultant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      They work on high profile cases

      Cons

      Very PhD oriented. If you don't have a PhD, it's probably not worth your time.

      Bates White Economic Consulting2018-12-04
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