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NERA Economic Consulting Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • NERA gives employees excellent work life balance and flexibility (in 16 reviews)

  • You will be expected to produce high quality output and work with smart people (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • There is not always a good work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Not many opportunities for advancement within the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Overall good, but not a good place for everyone in the long-run"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly, collegial environment
    - Seniors are intelligent, talented; some are also very supportive and are good managers.
    - Work is varied and interesting.
    - Training for different programs and analyses are available.

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is tough. Burn out.
    - Moving up in the firm without a secondary degree is very tough.
    - Those who work hard and do well at their job are rewarded with extra work.
    - Some seniors are terrible managers.
    - Bonuses/salaries vary widely by team and are not transparent.


  2. "Good overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    interesting work, helpful group mates

    Cons

    sometimes have lulls in workload
    not a lot of interaction with other interns

  3. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Weak exit opps outside of grad school


  4. "Associate Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good coworkers

    Cons

    Long and inflexible hours. Can have many mundane tasks/data entry/document review depending on the case.


  5. "A friendly company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    friendly, intellectual, less bureaucracy, practical

    Cons

    can be nerdy sometimes, less social


  6. "History of inconsiderate hiring practices and pretty boring work, but well known econ firm."

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

    I worked at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    -Name recognition in economic consulting
    -Good pay
    -Interesting and smart senior directors.

    Cons

    - Since getting in trouble by their employees several years ago after not competitively compensating analysts, they've reformed compensation.
    -However, lack of mentorship, transparency in hiring and offers.
    -Overall a disorganized and fairly boring place.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Consider the group you're entering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    NERA is run in a fairly decentralized fashion, with each Senior VP handling hiring, business development, and day-to-day operations of his or her team. If you want to know what your experience will be at NERA, you should ask about what working for a specific SVP is like.

    Cons

    Depends on the group (see above). Note that it is somewhat difficult to switch groups after getting hired.

    Advice to Management

    Clamp down on people doing bad research

  8. "Good company to work at"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst 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

    Very nice people to work with; people are kind to help you and the team collaboration is good.

    Cons

    Very little communication between management or between management and the researchers


  9. "Associate analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and office culture, interesting projects where I've developed a lot of statistical programming and research skills, good pay for a first job out of college.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and unpredictable, which can be challenging to balance.


  10. "Associate Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NERA Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Great company to learn and an opportunity to work with some really smart people
    - Lot of attention is given to the personal development of the employee
    - Company culture is really good

    Cons

    - Major part of your experience depends on the group you are working for


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