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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. Helpful (3)

    "They strive to be the best, but mainly on paper..."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
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    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
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Pay, Challenging Work, Poor Work-Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Economic Consultant (BA) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    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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