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Updated January 12, 2018
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  • Long hours so you couldn't enjoy any perks--except the stocked snack room because there was no time to take a lunch break (in 8 reviews)

  • Forget about personal space or anything called work-life -balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Loved being a part of this family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    It was a great company to work at. They treat their employees well.

    Cons

    No cons to share, they treated me very well and had great benefits.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High profile cases; free dinner when working overtime.

    Cons

    My experience was horrible. I worked in a toxic environment with verbally abusive case managers and co-workers, some of whom took credit for my work and ganged up on me when I caught mistakes in their work product. Not worth the high profile cases.

    Advice to Management

    To HR, please wake up.

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance. Superiors tend to be rude and mistreat .

    Advice to Management

    Be more empathetic with your staff.


  4. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work; lots of high-profile cases;

    Cons

    Promotion and salary increase is really slow; lots of tedious work


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not for smart people, bad office politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High profile cases (1-2 top level guys bring almost all the good cases)
    Flexible vacation policy and good benefits overall

    Cons

    Office politics is very messy and people are not rewarded based on talent or hard work
    If you are very smart, you are a potential threat to your bosses and will be overlooked for promotion/career advancement
    A lot of smart people left the company when I was there because several less worthy people were promoted at their expense
    You can get lucky if you find an influential boss to work for. Otherwise your quality or difficulty of work does not matter
    No training or investment in employee's personal growth whatsoever


  6. "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    Highly competent colleagues and managers. Work can be intellectually stimulating.

    Cons

    Very little in the way of training or development. Analysts are treated as interchangeable.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1.5x overtime hours
    free dinner if you stay overtime
    diversity
    decent comps/benefits

    Cons

    some people are a little too "proud" about simple analyst work
    is very boring if you are not into research or data analysis
    not really intellectually stimulating (really depends on what case you get on, but generally they aren't)

  8. "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and compensation structure. Interesting projects and chance to work with very smart economists in academia and industry

    Cons

    lack of clear promotion path, lack of recognition outside of the industry


  9. Helpful (3)

    "YOYO, baby!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    Salary is pretty much it.

    Cons

    You'll get no advice or help from management on anything - onboarding, assignments, career development, etc. Politics rule.

    Advice to Management

    Actually manage. You're losing people because they're not getting the experience they want.


  10. "Administrative Assistant at Compass Lexecon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical in nature, not a lot of room for growth in the admin role.


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