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Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "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.


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Why do other critical reviews keep getting removed? Their grievances are both accurate and legitimate"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This review pertains to the Berkeley office.

    -Looks okay on a resume
    -Catered lunch on thursdays

    Cons

    This is a really unsustainable, uncaring business model where the company won't invest in long term, dedicated employees and instead, runs through a slew of contractors and temps. As such, the turn over is pretty high.

    -Complete lack of management (lack of employees skilled in management and the lack of work flow management)
    -PhDs are put on pedestals
    -No training for employees, no codified norms for executing tasks
    -Little to no mobility for those who are not PhDs and the company does not value investing in non-PhDs (i.e. very hard to learn new skills here)
    -Over reliance on temp agencies
    -Immense amount of favoritism under certain directors
    -College interns end up doing primarily grunt work with little to no mentorship or skills gained

    Advice to Management

    -Create a more equitable environment where all employees are supported
    -Implement better training for new hires
    -Implement systems for feedback
    -Hire some people who are trained in management and that have proficient interpersonal management skills (hint: not your PhD economists)

    Econ One Research Response

    May 11, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts on working for Econ One. We thank you for your candor. We have a strong internal growth program at Econ One that values all levels of... More


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment and good opportunities to develop skills (at first).

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standards and there are no real opportunities for career development. Work life balance is terrible.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "more projects"

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

    Pros

    culture, work projects must be more precise and consistent

    Cons

    job advancement should be open

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities


  10. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice working environment. It is a growing company. They hired talent employees who bring the good skills for the position.

    Cons

    There are some variability for different projects. It may require some extra work or longer hours to tough clients.


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