Compass Lexecon Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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4.6
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Compass Lexecon Chairman and President; Senior Managing Director  Dan Fischel; Jon Orszag (no image)
Dan Fischel; Jon Orszag
39 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 15 reviews)

  • "You get exposure to some of the highest profile cases in competition law and can carry out complex economic analysis(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours are often required due to staff capacity and to maintain high standards(in 20 reviews)

  • "Some times hours can be very long, although flexible work arrangements allow for decent work-life balance(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    Good management; interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    No cons for this role.

  2. "Good employer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation and respectful treatment.

    Cons

    Rigid organization, employee as commodity


  3. COVID-19

    "COVID-19"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon

    Pros

    The management is doing their best taking care of us. Our Senior MD in the DC office let us know through zoom to not worry and they are doing everything to keep us healthy, safe and assured. We’re a busy and competitive firm and we have plenty work going on during a time like this ti keep us busy- A BIG thanks to management and our awe-some experts for that! They’re also showing small nice gestures by sending us snacks!! Thank you!

    Cons

    None whatsoever. The fact that the management is there for us during a time of crisis is what matters at the end of the day, right?

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  4. "Pretty good for starters"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    Generous pay and office snacks

    Cons

    sometimes repetitive and boring work

  5. "OK"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great perk. Pays ok. Work with a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be bad. The unpredictability of workload.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Believe the Reviews - don’t work here"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    The pay. Looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Do not work here if you enjoy seeing your family and friends. You can only have weekend plans if your bosses allow it no matter how far in advance you ask. Working here was the most miserable experience of my life. My coworkers and I referred to it as prison on the regular.

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not worth it"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pool of peers to work with Free Friday lunches Decent office snacks

    Cons

    Absolute disrespect of work-life balance (above and beyond what is expected in the consulting industry) Unreasonable expectations that are not well communicated Disregard for meaningful career development Micromanagement stifles growth Overtime structure of payment promotes skewed incentives

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lacks Opportunity for Professional Development"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    - Great opportunity to develop and improve data analysis and excel skills - Opportunity to contribute to high profile cases

    Cons

    - lack of professional development opportunities - poor exit opportunities - poor work/life balance - non-salaried (though 1.5x overtime pay)

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not Worth the Money"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay, good pool of other analysts to be miserable with

    Cons

    hours are tough, management doesn't respect your time, no career path forward

  10. Helpful (5)

    "close-knit culture, good compensation, hours are difficult to manage"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - many opportunities to develop Excel and Stata skills - overtime pay (1.5x hourly rate) - readily employs and sponsors foreigners - the DC office displays a strong commitment to hiring women and supporting them through their career - office is close-knit - most Economists (senior management) have PhDs and can give excellent advice on what grad school is like - frequent office events - actively assigns mentors (it is the mentees' responsibility to follow up and seek advice as needed) - encourages Analysts to seek feedback regularly

    Cons

    - opportunities to learn can stagnate after a year - very little say in which case you're assigned to and how long you will be on it - expected to be responsive to email after hours - difficult to control your hours as managers seem reluctant to push back against arbitrary requests from clients, at the expense of Analysts' time and wellbeing - fair share of mundane work - entering data into Excel from PDFs, building crosswalks so that two datasets can be matched on key variables, checking citations

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