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"Great entry level job"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Nera Economic Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

NERA is a great place to start off. Your colleagues and seniors are likely very intelligent with strong credentials. You will learn useful analytical and business skills if you are motivated and take initiative to work on other projects outside your sphere of influence. If you have at least a Master's degree, you can advance all the way up to director level with a bit of luck and hard work. Work hours for me have been highly flexible and I've only been overloaded a few times. Compensation is good at the intermediate and higher levels.

Cons

Each project group is like an isolated cell and you really have to work to get on outside projects. Those that like to work primarily on other people's projects may draw ire from their assigned director which could affect things like bonus, promotions, etc. Most directors are academics and their management ability is highly variable; some are great, some not so much. Individual bonus structure is opaque and is only loosely tied to group performance and billable hours.

Advice to Management

More collaboration within the practice through intra and inter-departmental meetings and presentations. Some groups are better with this than others.

Other Employee Reviews for Nera Economic Consulting

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Varied work, good for resume"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nera Economic Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Individual projects at NERA can be hit or miss. Some involve truly challenging, interesting, high-profile cases. Others can be redundant document review or programming. But overall, if you stick around long enough you'll be involved in something that will push your skills to the limit. Entry-level jobs are good jumping points for elite business schools and law schools.

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable and there is little or no transparency on the criteria used to set raises and promotions. Without a PhD you can't really expect to make a career at NERA.

    Advice to Management

    Worker satisfaction could be improved drastically by planning for project timing better. Long hours and weekend work should not be the status quo when clients set specific timelines.


  2. "I loved my time there."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nera Economic Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and great co-workers.

    Cons

    none besides lengthy hours per week.

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