Cornerstone Research Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

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Cornerstone Research CEO, and President Rahul Guha and Yesim C. Richardson
Rahul Guha and Yesim C. Richardson
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Pros
  • "Colleagues are intelligent and the company genuinely cares about your development in the Analyst hiring track (i(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great culture, amazing people, good job advancement(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, handling COVID crisis well"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time

    Pros

    Generally a great place to work. Get to use skills learned during PhD program to work on interesting projects. The firm has been very communicative and transparent during the COVID pandemic. Things have slowed a bit, as they have almost everywhere, but the firm seems to be in a healthy position. No layoffs or furloughs, and long-term prospects are very bright.

    Cons

    Client services, so hours can be variable.

    Cornerstone Research2020-05-21
  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time

    Pros

    No complaints whatsoever, it's great

    Cons

    None that immediately come to mind

    Cornerstone Research2020-05-12
  3. "solid place to start career"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time

    Pros

    Cornerstone teaches you what you need to know to succeed at any MBA or JD program.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be rough at times.

    Cornerstone Research2020-05-06
  4. "Good first job, nice people"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great collegial work environment, lots of nice people. Good career development and mentorship. Transparent compensation, everyone in the same year is paid the same.

    Cons

    Long and often erratic hours. Sometimes work for less than ethical clients. Associates are often fresh out of PhD, and have limited management skills.

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    Cornerstone Research2020-05-12
  5. "Great place to learn, generally good work-life balance"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early, good experience working with data, opportunity to work on high-profile matters.

    Cons

    Sometimes inefficiently hierarchical, work is occasionally too focused on style over substance.

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    Cornerstone Research2020-05-10
  6. "Brand name, worth the grueling hours"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornerstone Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Brand name consulting firm with great exit ops for law/b school and tech/data analytics jobs - Your next job/academic endeavor likely will not be as taxing

    Cons

    - Extremely volatile hours - Work experience varies heavily by case. If you are staffed on a long term case, deadlines are more spread out, allowing for the team to expose you to a multitude of aspects of your job - If you are staffed on a case with many short term deadlines, it is truly sink or swim. If you sink, the likelihood of interesting/analytical work in the future drops. They will staff you where they know you can perform, which at worst will be some kind of doc review. - Moreover, the firm will not invest in your development outside of how it is profitable to them. They do make allowances for time to study for the LSAT, but think about who their clients are.

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    Cornerstone Research2020-05-02
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    "Good work but lots of it"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time

    Pros

    Work is interesting and engaging

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

    Cornerstone Research2020-02-07
  8. "Great Intellectual Culture, Tough Hours"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornerstone Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues who were smart and driven. You learn a ton about economics/finance (depending on your case assignments). An overall very collaborative environment even given the stress of the job. They put a lot of thought into their office policies.

    Cons

    The work is on the schedule of litigation attorneys and the hours can be very long and unpredictable.

    Cornerstone Research2020-02-03
  9. "great job out of college"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cornerstone Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    smart and nice people some work is repetitive, but definitely more intelletually challenging than most jobs fresh out of undergrad

    Cons

    hours are lumpy depending on staffing and case assignment. some people are much more busier than others.

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    Cornerstone Research2020-01-19
  10. "incompetent managers and bad work life balance"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Cornerstone Research full-time

    Pros

    i guess the pay isn't too bad. most analysts and associates are nice.

    Cons

    the work can be very very boring and the work life balance is so bad sometimes.

    Cornerstone Research2020-02-17
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