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Charles E. Bates, PhD
16 Ratings
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. "Great experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time

      Pros

      -Friendly and collegiate environment -Interesting work

      Cons

      -Some fluctuations in weekly hours

      Bates White Economic Consulting2019-03-09
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      "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...

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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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      "A boutique firm that hires excellent people to do boring work--as good as it gets in a mediocre industry"

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

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

      Pros

      Junior staff are exceptional thanks to fastidious recruiting. Company has well-cultivated culture and some lively personalities at the top make life interesting. Experts in certain practice areas are highly respected and thus the company is able to get some of the most profitable and interesting work.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, the company chases less interesting business in its less glamorous practice areas, which are headed up by ambitious experts who have neither the technical expertise nor business acumen to ever really compete with the rainmakers. Unlike in other consulting firms, very little effort is made to give consultants a wide breadth of experiences. Hence, life can be persistently unfair for juniors who are matched...

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      Advice to Management

      Rotate the consultants around more; be wary about accepting cases that lead to high variability in hours, as this degrades the quality of the work experience for most employees.

      Bates White Economic Consulting2017-11-17
    • "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
    • "Terrific place to work"

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      Current Employee - Principal in Washington, DC
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bates White Economic Consulting full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Senior management has a strong commitment to quality, professional growth of all staff, and making BW the best place it can be. There is strong mentorship for staff and opportunities to work in the different practice areas if you so desire. There are no glass ceilings at this firm and people are able to advance through the company with diverse backgrounds.

      Cons

      Litigation consulting can be tough since your schedule is dictated by lawyers and judges and cases can settle before the interesting work is finished. I don't believe this is related to BW in particular.

      Bates White Economic Consulting2014-12-18
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