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Nera Economic Consulting Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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Pros
  • NERA gives employees excellent work life balance and flexibility (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good company to work at"

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    • 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


  2. "Associate analyst"

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    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.

  3. "Associate Analyst"

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    • 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


  4. "Few opportunities for career advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nera Economic Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good and fun junior research staff

    Cons

    Few Opportunities for Career Advancement; Inability to pick projects you work on; temperamental senior consulting staff at times


  5. "Associate Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You generally get to work with highly intelligent people, however stupid always slip through the cracks in the hiring process.

    Cons

    Despite being a firm of economists, NERA struggles to fully understand incentives. As a result. Its ability to procure and retail top talent leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let HR push you around and start rating and paying your researchers how you think they should be rated and paid. You are "the powers that be" so quit using that as an excuse for not doing something about what you think is right.


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NERA has a great culture, I loved working with some of the most intelligent kind hearted people I have ever worked with. The benefits are great, pay is very fare, and lunch/breakfast is often paid for.

    Cons

    Can be extremely boring at times.


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    "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, flat structure, very approachable seniors, lots of responsibility, steep learning curve, creative work (at least in my group)

    Cons

    Hours are unpredictable, no communication across practice areas, team culture >>>>> company culture (not necessarily a con for everyone)

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to technical training in Bloomberg, Factset, and Excel
    Sufficient compensation

    Cons

    No team environment, the work is very individual
    Lack of recruiting


  9. "Variant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    Collegial environment, chance to do analytic work, many opportunities for learning

    Cons

    Unpredictability of hours, management not invested in improving


  10. "Research Associate"

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

    I have been working at Nera Economic Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you want zero percent travel

    Cons

    Some groups to avoid. Huge difference between groups


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