Privately held company, high control, a lot of autonomy. Lots of great people work there; you are free to determine your own destiny in selecting projects. If you want to do well, you can totally succeed.
Limited upward mobility because it is a small company. Executives stretched very thin on business development as well as overseeing operations. Relatively pressured environment.
I worked at Welch Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)
Professional place to work. Very good management.
There are no cons period.
I worked at Welch Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)
There is a great academic atmosphere and open door policy to talk to senior PhD Economists. The work is fun and intellectually stimulating. For a small firm, it worked on some of the largest litigation matters in the US. The PhD Economists are all extremely smart and the best in the industry.
There are two levels at Welch: Associate Economist and Economist. There is little to no upward mobility so long term career progression is limited. However, you can still work there a long time and learn a lot even without a title change.
Advice to Management
Your associates are your biggest asset. They do the dirty work and keep the data moving all the time. Keep them happy and listen to their needs.
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