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Compass Lexecon Executive Assistant Reviews

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Dan Fischel; Jon Orszag
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Pros
  • Great work, high profile cases, smart colleagues (in 5 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is key for many analysts (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Forget about personal space or anything called work-life -balance (in 3 reviews)

  • No cons to share, they treated me very well and had great benefits (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Admin work is easy, but there is no personality in the office"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have to work late you get dinner and a cab ride home.
    You got to wear jeans on Fridays.
    Great coffee and tea selections.
    There are showers to use if you bike/run to work or work-out at lunch.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    While everyone is very nice, there is no "personality" in the office - no one talks to each other, it's like a library.
    The Administrative Supervisor micro-managed every thing she assigned.
    The HR Director was extremely overwhelmed and desperately needed a designated assistant.
    Some of the Professionals, when they did talk to you, spoke to you like you're an idiot and have no idea how to do anything - yet they came and asked for help for some of the easiest computer tasks.
    During my time there, there was only one female SVP and she retired before I left


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The CL office I worked in did a lot of employee appreciation--weekly lunches provided for free, fully stocked snacks, the occasional company sponsored outing/HH.

    Cons

    Long hours so you couldn't enjoy any perks--except the stocked snack room because there was no time to take a lunch break. General feeling like you were not valued. Upper administrative management barely worked, was never in the office or available to discuss staffing issues, concerns, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the people in charge are actually there and doing their job. It's difficult to stay motivated when you see superiors take advantage of flexible work schedule and trust.