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NERA Economic Consulting Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great career starting point with lots of training and learning opportunities; great work-life balance" (in 18 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)

  • "can be long hours; can depend on what group you're in/what seniors you have" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    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 aloof to sexual harassment/sexism complaints. Avoid at all cost.

    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

    Dec 10, 2018 – Director of Human Capital

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  3. "save yourself the trouble"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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.


  4. "Smart People"

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

    I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart People, Good Hours, Good Management

    Cons

    Some of the projects can get a bit repetative


  5. "very cooperative environment"

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

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    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


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours depending on your group


  7. "Really Smart People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  8. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. "Backstabbing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great career starting point with lots of training and learning opportunities; great work-life balance

    Cons

    Academic background and degree can be a weighting factor when moving further up