FilterSan Francisco, CA Area
I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time
Preps junior level people for grad school. Fast paced work environment with really smart people
No way to move from junior to senior level internally (PhD required)
Advice to Management
Overtime pay on top of salary is HUGE benefit that helps immensely on those long nights and weekends of work. Not all good economists are good managers though...
I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time (More than 3 years)
Compensation is probably best in the industry; co-workers are incredibly intelligent; PTO is very generous
Weak performers are rarely kicked to the curb; there's a somewhat perverse incentive structure where top performers are made to work more; performance-based bonuses would be a way of alleviating this, but they are pretty equal across all analysts
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