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Updated September 14, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work and learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Econ One Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really smart and hard working colleagues; opportunities to work on very challenging and impactful projects and learn extremely valuable skills (econometric modeling, SAS/Stata programming); supportive work environment; since it is a small firm, there is is little hierarchy and staff members are not pigeonholed into defined roles but rather are given ample room to develop and take on responsibilities

    Cons

    Tight deadlines on projects can result in very long hours (this is standard for the industry and no worse at Econ One than at any of its competitors...if anything it might be better); since it is a small company within a niche industry, there is little brand visibility.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Welcoming environment, limited advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Econ One Research full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly colleagues.
    - The company believes in building analytical skills.
    - Some economist do care about investing in analysts and senior analysts.

    Cons

    - Salary isn't competitive and skills learned at Econ One are valued at other companies willing to pay much more for similar work.
    - Vacation is limited.
    - Remote work is limited, unless you have a rapport with upper management.
    - Limited opportunity for advancement, unless you are willing to stay at the company for a decade.
    - Some members of the staff are there because they are friend/family connections and do minimal work.
    - Overall, Econ One needs to make changes to compete to attract top talent. Give analysts laptops, offer better vacation benefits, and be honest about advancement opportunities.

  3. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Econ One Research full-time

    Pros

    Friendly culture, interesting job, flexibility

    Cons

    Niche business, little/no brand recognition


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly but limited"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Econ One Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a very friendly atmosphere, and the administration does provide good support.

    Cons

    Salary is below market.
    Parsimonious with vacation.
    Bonuses can be very small - risk of working at a small firm where performance can be volatile.
    Not a good job of retaining motivated leaders - historically high turnover of people leaving.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Econ One Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, good benefits, friendly environment, smart team

    Cons

    The hours are very long


  6. "Fast-paced in a comfortable environment"

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    Current Employee - Economist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Economist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Econ One Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This review applies to the Los Angeles office (headquarters). There is a lot of variety in the work. It's challenging and demanding at the same time. The environment is rather academic, with a focus on providing a top-notch product for its clients. The staff is very friendly and eager to help new staff, but can be a bit reserved and immersed when important deadlines are looming. It's a great place to work if you want to apply the things you learn in school in a real-world setting while at the same time feeling like the work you do has value and a purpose. The environment is very entrepreneurial--you get out what you put into it.

    Cons

    The type of work that you face will depend upon specific cases and the specialty of the managing director for whom you support. New analysts will need to quickly develop proficiency in a variety of different types of skills, such as programming, writing, organization, research, mathematics, attention to fine details, and proper application of economic theory in order to find long-term success (i.e., become masters of many trades). There's no room for error when it comes to analyses used for litigation.


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great and talent people to work with.
    Plenty of opportunities to learn and explore your skills.
    Thursday free lunch.

    Cons

    Not thing is really bad here.

  8. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Econ One Research full-time

    Pros

    A really close knit office, good management, interesting cases, lots of responsibility and the chance to do a number of different things.

    Cons

    Hours can be grueling but that's to be expected

    Advice to Management

    Offer clarity on professional development to analysts and senior analysts. Check in with staff more than once a year.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Econ One Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent and friendly group in the LA office. Scholarly, stimulating work environment with a healthy balance of the workload across the Economist / Analyst staff. Close interaction with managers/economists and PhD-level analysis and methodology. The exchange of technical skills and knowledge is highly valued as is the development of new, efficient ways of achieving a given result. Relatively casual work environment. Management is often flexible in accommodating vacation schedules/requests. Overall it is a great place to learn and acquire new analytical skills.

    Cons

    As deadlines approach the workload can be heavy, demanding long hours and the occasional weekend spent in the office.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Associate/Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate/Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Econ One Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with; free thursday lunch

    Cons

    Unnecessary repetitive work sometimes that could be improved


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