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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great benefits, great people

    Jun 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Expertise of leaders In-office experience Autonomy Benefits

    Cons

    Base salary not as high as other consulting firms

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good company

    Jul 3, 2022 - Medical Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They give you uniform, are attentive. Always hand birthday lunch

    Cons

    Tense job with co-workers and not a lot of growth

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    Jun 12, 2022 - Senior Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Smart colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours occasionally but this is consulting

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to start career

    Jun 24, 2022 - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very smart & kind people, interesting work, opportunities for growth/responsibility and a welcoming culture

    Cons

    Very inconsistent hours that can lead to long nights/very busy weeks; HR is often behind the curve with important issues; internal labor market can be hard to navigate - if you don’t find 1-2 PMs that you can always work with you will just bounce around and be under utilized.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing workplace

    Jun 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very interesting work and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Inconsistent balance (sometimes insanely busy, other times not busy at all).

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place for career launch

    May 30, 2022 - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers and good work life balance, plenty of opportunities for career growth if you put in the work

    Cons

    Less pay than management consulting firms

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Stepping stone

    Jun 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I learned a lot at CRA. I was there for 4 years. They provided a lot of training opportunities. Office Manager in New York, really keeps the office running. She has made my experience there enjoyable. Has a smile on her face even through a pandemic. CRA has been a stepping stone for me. I now have a great remote position, NY area is not for me anymore.

    Cons

    Diversity. I think they need to recruit from other universities and bring more Diversity into there space. This is much needed.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great job for new graduates

    May 13, 2022 - Consulting Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    An excellent place to start your career. You can learn a lot in a concise time. Clear career development path. Good benefit package.

    Cons

    no great work-life balance especially during pandemics

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good Company, slow to address staffing issues

    May 12, 2022 - Principal 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really smart, motivated colleagues who put clients' needs first

    Cons

    Persistent shortage of mid-level staff not being addressed leading to challenges with project delivery and career progression for associate principals and principals

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Mixed experience

    Apr 19, 2022 - Associate in Boston, MA
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    Pros

    - Working with very smart people - Case work can be pretty interesting - Medical insurance is supposed to be good

    Cons

    - Weak response on pay increase (it was announced that we would get increases in 2021 but it took until April 2022 for the pay to be increased) - Weak response on RTO - No corporate gym membership discount or wellness benefit (get a small amount through insurance but not from the actual company) - Junior staff don't get their cell phone bills expensed despite having to use it for 2FA and for emails and messages - Poor expense reimbursement policy for exams

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Charles River Associates Reviews FAQs

Charles River Associates has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 426 reviews left anonymously by employees. 93% of employees would recommend working at Charles River Associates to a friend and 80% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Charles River Associates employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Charles River Associates. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

93% of Charles River Associates employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Charles River Associates 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Charles River Associates to be benefits, culture, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, management, compensation.

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