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Updated Oct 4, 2021

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4.5
94%
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98%
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Compass Lexecon Chairman and President; Senior Managing Director  Dan Fischel; Jon Orszag (no image)
Dan Fischel; Jon Orszag
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "Exposure to high-profile cases and a high-standard of work that is a key for allowing consultants to improve significantly over time(in 19 reviews)

  • "You get exposure to some of the highest profile cases in competition law and can carry out complex economic analysis(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, limited opportunities for medium to long-term advancement(in 26 reviews)

  • "Some times hours can be very long, although flexible work arrangements allow for decent work-life balance(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Culture

      Oct 4, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, empathetic leadership, overall great culture

      Cons

      Not many cons besides unpredictable hours

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place for econ/finance undergrads

      Sep 21, 2021 - Analyst in Chicago, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learns lots of transferable skills across different industries from very bright people

      Cons

      Staffing on projects can be poor. Can find yourself staffed on multiple projects, which makes it hard to focus on one.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Start to Career

      Aug 27, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great high-profile casework experience. Get what you put into it. Can work 40 hours if you want or offer to work 80 if you want overtime. Great stepping stone to MBA, PhD, or JD program. Work with very intelligent experts in economics and law. Secure job.

      Cons

      Work can be mundane. After a while, you realize you are no longer learning. Need a grad degree to move beyond analyst role. No formal training program or development provided. Little to no client exposure.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Pay not bad, but no working life balance

      Aug 27, 2021 - Analyst in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Learn analysis skills and get knowledge of different industries.

      Cons

      Not very good working life balance

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Would not recommend working here

      Jul 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Compass Lexecon is a successful and stable company to work for, the pay and benefits are great, and there is a lot of freedom - no one is ever breathing down your neck. That being said….

      Cons

      Zero structure, outdated way of running a business, no communication, there is no office culture. The biggest issue is no work-life balance- there are no boundaries and you are expected to be on call well into the evening hours.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      They PAY. Very HIGH and skewed for the industry average.

      Jul 7, 2021 - Analyst in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      For competitors trying to head hunt analysts- don’t even bother, because you CANNOT AFFORD US. Compass pays their analysts and senior analysts on an hourly basis. We are non exempt- meaning we get over time 1.5 times our base pay for working over 40 hours per week. Our starting base pay is very high, and so a senior analyst can be making well over $150k, depending on how busy they are. Hence analysts are extremely well paid- at least for the antitrust practice in the US. My advise for recruiters from competing firms in the same industry- please don’t bother trying to hire compass analysts for a lateral position. I can’t imagine how analysts in other competitor firms work this many long hours and gets paid a fixed low salary. You’re lucky if you get into Compass.

      Cons

      We are highly paid because our hours are very long, so our work life balance can be very poor. That said, the compensation is reasonable.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company - Would Recommend

      Jun 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      great exposure to interesting case work immediately

      Cons

      will work long hours for clients

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Leader in Antitrust and Competition

      Mar 29, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CL has a big name and a big team dedicated to Antitrust and Competition and you get to work on some of the landmark cases.

      Cons

      Your work is usually limited to your practice and there is often less collaboration across practices.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good first job

      Jan 11, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging/intellectually stimulating work, interesting cases, smart coworkers, good money, good resume line

      Cons

      Long hours, limited opportunities for medium to long-term advancement

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    11. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good base

      Jan 10, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The location of the office

      Cons

      Could improve in terms of development resources

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