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NERA Economic Consulting CEO Lawrence Wu
Lawrence Wu
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great career starting point with lots of training and learning opportunities; great work-life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great company to learn and an opportunity to work with some really smart people(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay and bonuses not that high but work life balance is there(in 13 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and friendly Coworkers

    Cons

    Very hectic and demanding Bad work/life balance

  2. Lack of transparency in company policy

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    Former Employee - Research Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Interesting cases in economics - Smart colleagues and managers - Good CEO

    Cons

    - Sexist working environment - Compensations and benefits are not competitive. - Each person's experience varies greatly depending on his/her team. - Lack of transparency in company policy. Managers could potentially lie about company policy, avoid answering questions and direct all the Q&A to HR.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for managers who are not present in the office often, and take care of employees' work-life balance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Smart colleagues to work with, talented junior staff, work-life balance

    Cons

    OVERBEARING managers who are very opinionated and seem to always brag about themselves. Repetitive work with no real skills honed and highly limited exit opps. Your experience could be much better with a handful of ok managers but if you happen to be assigned to one of the least interesting groups, then you're most likely in trouble. HR is competent as they never treat junior staff's complaints seriously and are very...

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    Advice to Management

    If you could just do your job and the company would be 100% better with a very low base

    NERA Economic Consulting Response

    December 10, 2018Director of Human Capital

    NERA is deeply committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion that honors the fundamental principles of human dignity, equality, and mutual respect. Employees are urged to address any concerns or complaints of discrimination or harassment to a manager, Human Capital team member, ...

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  4. save yourself the trouble

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    You'll get to work with some very smart people and some of the projects are pretty interesting.

    Cons

    It is evident that a graduate degree from an ivey league school doesn't teach you project management or people management.

  5. Smart People

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

    I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Smart People, Good Hours, Good Management

    Cons

    Some of the projects can get a bit repetative

  6. very cooperative environment

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    Current Employee - Economic Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    interesting, high-profile casework cooperative environment across teams and regions as an analyst you typically work on new projects every few weeks or at most months, so the learning curve is steep at the beginning

    Cons

    workload and atmosphere depend to a large extent on the director, so for new applicants it is a gamble

    Advice to Management

    improve the transparency of earnings prospects along the career path

  7. Analyst

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      People are very friendly and helpful

      Cons

      Unpredictable hours depending on your group

    • Really Smart People

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

      Pros

      You work with some of the smartest college grads in the country Variety of Work Some room for creativity

      Cons

      Certain groups specialize in certain cases and have more repetitive work. Groups are generally small (5-15 people) and rely heavily on individuals figuring things out on their own Organization and communication between and within groups can be sometimes relatively difficult

      Advice to Management

      Make the structure within groups less hierarchical Improve training for incoming new hires

    • Senior Analyst

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

      Pros

      Collegial work environment and good work life balance.

      Cons

      Projects work can get repetitive as we work with the same clients.

    • Backstabbing

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

      Pros

      There are some incredibly smart people who work at NERA.

      Cons

      There is some ugly back office politics that goes on there. The new COO is clueless and plays favorites.

      Advice to Management

      Change C level management.

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