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3.2
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76%
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David J. Teece
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, PTO build up after 2 years(in 7 reviews)

  • "You will have the opportunity to form relationships with smart people (and I'm not only talking about the Ph(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be an issue for some(in 13 reviews)

  • "If there's a lot of work to be done, you're going to be working 60-90(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berkeley Research Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and good people

    Cons

    A lot of competition inside the company.

    Berkeley Research Group2019-04-08
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Go-getters may thrive but not without peril"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berkeley Research Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation, transparent bonus calculation - Very smart, collegial group of people who are willing help and share their experiences (when not over 100% utilized) - Casework is highly interesting and intellectually challenging - Good benefits, PTO build up after 2 years - Reimbursement for classes + internal development at the consultant level - Family leave policy (when not denied by your expert) ...

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    Cons

    - Management does not address systemic issues with team short-staffing and expert behavior. Team reputation precedes team workload. If a team has a bad reputation, no jr staff will want to work on the team. Thus, the team continues to be understaffed, leading to deteriorating quality of work. Finally, the expert/ manager lashes out against the poor work quality and brings down team morale further. - There are very excellent...

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    Advice to Management

    - Address staff concerns over the years with actionable strategies. Provide management training not only to emerging consultants, emerging experts, but also to existing experts who have a reputation among staff. - Spread the work more evenly across teams. High performers are compensated well but are often penalized by being given more work. High performers do not have time to develop other professional endeavors, such...

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    Berkeley Research Group2019-03-29
  3. "Good People"

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      Former Employee - Financial Analyst 

      I worked at Berkeley Research Group full-time

      Pros

      Amicable environment, good people, academic setting

      Cons

      Stress, work and life balance is hard

      Berkeley Research Group2019-04-09
    • "Great People and Culture!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Berkeley Research Group full-time

      Pros

      Great group of intelligent and motivated people in the company.

      Cons

      Long hours, but other than that no cons!

      Berkeley Research Group2019-04-08
    • "Lots of Momentum"

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      Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Berkeley Research Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Lots of autonomy yet incentives are in place for collaboration; Really smart people

      Cons

      Transition to larger company has not always been smooth

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up.

      Berkeley Research Group2019-03-13
    • Helpful (4)

      "Too many passive aggressive coworkers"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Berkeley Research Group full-time

      Pros

      -Ability to work from home

      Cons

      -Passive aggressive coworkers who will throw you under the bus/take credit for work you have done -No communication -HR has no professionalism or courtesy -Managers won't tell you if you mess up -You work late almost every night and work weekends as well

      Berkeley Research Group2019-03-27
    • Helpful (17)

      "A well disguised cultural disaster and employee hell hole"

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      Former Employee - Consultant in Emeryville, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Berkeley Research Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Pay is competitive and there's a great view from the office.

      Cons

      Where to start? The very structure of this organization (experts in their own silo, pool of staff where only the favorites get projects) does not the stage for a workplace that has open communication, learning opportunities, mentorship, or equal distribution of work. If you make a single mistake, you're likely to be fired. If you ask questions, you will be looked at like a moron. There are no programs in place to get...

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      Advice to Management

      Take a good long look at how you treat your employees. Break down silos between experts, create an onboarding program and facilitate the spread of projects so everyone has billable hours. Train your managers to manage staff, not stab them in the back. Use your weekly meeting to create a positive work culture. Hire an HR team that is warm and welcoming. Stop expecting your employees to work 24/7/365. Just do better. You...

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      Berkeley Research Group2018-12-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Berkeley Research Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Qualified personnel with both statistical and data analytical knowledge

      Cons

      Still on the new learning curve

      Berkeley Research Group2018-12-18
    • "Overall a good company!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Berkeley Research Group full-time

      Pros

      Interesting work and an opportunity to work with leading experts in their fields.

      Cons

      Limited growth opportunity within the company.

      Berkeley Research Group2018-11-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great for someone fresh out of college"

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      Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Berkeley Research Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Interesting work. Collegial environment. Good base pay and bonus.

      Cons

      Unpredictable work hours; on average, long too.

      Berkeley Research Group2018-10-18
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