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"Nice place to work with a few cons"

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Current Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Current Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very smart people and nice working environment, great contact with people in other MMC divisions

Cons

The work is sometimes very mundane to do, especially tax stuff with Japanese enterprises.

Advice to Management

Being nice is the key to improve the relationship between management and staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Nera Economic Consulting

  1. Helpful (2)

    "OK for a year or two"

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

    Pros

    - Learn a lot about whatever your group works on in your first year
    - There are many intelligent people around

    Cons

    - Nothing new after a few month, maybe a year
    - Centered around billing hours
    - Poor management at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to each group's dynamics.
    Clarify the incentive structure and make it incentivize the right attitudes and behaviors.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great first job out of college but not much room to rise up the ranks after 3 years or so."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is often intellectually stimulating and the people (both seniors and colleagues) are friendly and helpful. Compensation is also generally fair and the promotion process is reasonably transparent. It is a great place to work fresh out of college because the firm is very young (it's easy to form friendships with co-workers) and because the work is a good mix of academic and corporate. Training is also decent and I never felt like I had to figure out a problem alone if I needed assistance.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for personal choice as far as projects are concerned: you must work on what is available at the time, even if the project doesn't align well with your intended career development. The group system -- where one is assigned (somewhat permanently) to a certain cluster of consultants and research staff led by a VP -- can be a blessing or a curse, depending on whether you like your group members and the type of work the group gets. As with any job, there exists politics both within groups and across groups, which can lead to occasional tensions.

    Advice to Management

    Often, the work load was not spread evenly across workers, even within a group. Some people would go home daily by 6:30 for months while others billed 80 hours for months. It would also be helpful if the seniors gave more frequent feedback about performance rather than just semi-annually. The company can probably work on career development for researchers as well, both with respect to giving the more senior researchers better leadership roles and in helping with graduate school placement.

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