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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CRA full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity, great people, learn a ton

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is a very nice, but misdirected group

    Cons

    The company is not winning any new projects and struggle to make payroll

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the employees

  3. "nice company"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CRA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    very cool ppl to work with

    Cons

    very sucky ppl to work with

    Advice to Management

    step your game up


  4. "Review of CRA"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CRA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty decent.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. No training.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reach out to people and listen to their advice.


  5. "Fighting a losing battle."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were decent, but what really made this a great place was the project staff and a handful of really awesome managers. Most, if not all, of them are now gone, however. Pay was actually fairly competitive, though not the best I have seen.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, many of the contracts were mishandled and subsequently lost by upper management, causing this company to layoff about 200 of its 250 employees. What is left is a mere shell of the company. The President, VP, and numerous other high-level personnel were either let go or resigned. This is a company struggling with its identity, fighting a losing battle to become what it once was.


  6. "Interesting Work but too much Office Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Quick hiring decision, competitive pay and contracts were not inhibited by HQ in terms of work for the client. Excellent software and resources available to the contract in order to do the work needed for the contract. Also the benefits were very good.

    Cons

    Anyone not management is expendable for supervisors have an agenda. Management tolerated and or enabled harassment and unprofessional behavior at the workplace. Their Inability to properly manage a contract can result in budget cuts and or loss of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Inner communications need to increase, stop tolerating office politics and work on your employee relations and ensure contract managers do the same. Help employees to feel that they matter and not they are the cogs in the machine.


  7. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    CRA/LA was a great place to work to understand the multitude of sectors involved in redevelopment. Due to the large staff size, you find a variety of skill sets, disciplines and ideas.

    Cons

    Due to the size of the CRA, it was sometimes difficult to get ideas acted upon because of the buy in necessary from all the different departments.

    Advice to Management

    CRA/LA was a great place to work to understand the multitude of sectors involved in redevelopment. Due to the large staff size, you find a variety of skill sets, disciplines and ideas.

  8. "Each contract position varies greatly - from what I hear"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a paying job. Relatively hands-off and allows the owner of the contract to do most of the management.

    Cons

    Poor communication if you don't work at HQ. The contract I was on had NO sick leave. You had to use vacation days if you got sick, and if you ran out, LWOP was not often approved.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees or don't hire them in the first place.


  9. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - R&D
    Former Employee - R&D
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CRA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good, bad, somewhat same, okay

    Cons

    its okay but not that great for a zoombie


  10. "assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of great people who work there

    Cons

    Management are not that great


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