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Updated Apr 28, 2021

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4.3
92%
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94%
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Charles River Associates President Paul Maleh
Paul Maleh
174 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year
    Featured Review

    CRA Remains Caring Despite COVID

    Oct 26, 2020 - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Intellectual atmosphere, collegial rapport, competitive pay, reasonable hours (for consulting), substantial communications from corporate, excellent professional development opportunities, extensive training resources, appreciative managers.

    Cons

    Inconsistent week-to-week workflow, hours are still sufficiently long (but reasonable for the industry, and you get to choose your workload to some degree), self-directed project assignment.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Company

    Jan 21, 2021 - Consulting Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    engaging work, good comp, opportunities for advancement early

    Cons

    hours can be long, promotion schedule opaque

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place to Work

    Jan 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Culture, Professional, Inclusive, Intelligent

    Cons

    Leadership opportunities, Growth, Compensation, Development

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    A Place to Develop, Learn, & Grow

    Dec 4, 2020 - Analyst in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company promotes a culture of development, learning, and growing potential. If you have potential, our colleagues are open to helping in whatever way they can.

    Cons

    The practices are generally pretty independent- the overall company culture remains consistent but finding the practice that fits your skill set and goals is something specific to each individual.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Feb 26, 2021 - Consulting Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexibility, teamwork, locations, prestige, good management.

    Cons

    Recruit from some schools that attract pompous junior level staff.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Tremendous Growth

    Sep 29, 2020 - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    One of the key things i love about working with CRA is that you can work with industry experts in the field and working along with them on projects made me to learn things in months which in general would have taken years if not never!. Working on active challenges gave me opportunity to think and respond faster and at the same time to think of different strategies and to choose the best strategy on cases i work on.

    Cons

    in general Con's are something which can be worked on.. and CRA always does that, identifies Con's and works on it.. so i need not mention anything here.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great environment and amazing learning environment

    Oct 8, 2020 - Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great environment; everyone's treats you like family and tries to help you grow; diverse work opportunities; very interesting tasks; educational opportunities on the job; very supportive for pursuing graduate school

    Cons

    Workflow is unpredictable leading to some weeks of very little work and some weeks of a lot of work.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    decent consulting gig

    Feb 14, 2021 - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    competitive pay; excellent medical insurance coverage

    Cons

    long hours (sometimes not reflected in annual bonus); siloed corp culture

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Feb 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting work, a lot of training provided, great career progression

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't great

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good Work Environment

    Feb 9, 2021 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good place to start a career

    Cons

    Sometimes long work hours or weekend work

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