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  1. « Good career for Econ PhDs »

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    Employé actuel - Senior Manager - New York, NY (États-Unis)
    Employé actuel - Senior Manager - New York, NY (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez Cornerstone Research à plein temps (Plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    -Most projects are interesting and involve cool data
    -Colleagues are all very intelligent people who are fun to hang out with
    -Get to work on multiple types of cases across different industries and practices
    -Faster paced (in a good way) compared to academics

    Inconvénients

    The firm has had a lot of work in the last year, so many managers were quite busy. The firm is working on hiring more PhDs to keep up with the demand for our services, which will hopefully lead to fewer busy periods.


  2. « Associate »

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    Employé actuel - Associate - Chicago, IL (États-Unis)
    Employé actuel - Associate - Chicago, IL (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez Cornerstone Research à plein temps (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Good pay, flexible re schedule, you learn a lot at the beginning.

    Inconvénients

    Variability in hours, the learning curve is steep, but it flattens out fairly quickly, not a lot of role models at teh management level.

  3. « Great culture, interesting cases »

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    Employé actuel - Analyst
    Employé actuel - Analyst
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    Point de vue positif
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    Je travaille chez Cornerstone Research à plein temps

    Avantages

    The culture is great. People are quirky and intelligent. The cases are some of the most complex and challenging.

    Inconvénients

    Expectations vary between teams, and the New York office especially has bad work life balance expectations. It also has more finance cases which are on the boring side.

    Conseils à la direction

    Set clear expectations of when a work product should be delivered, and don't blame analysts for leaving early when there's nothing to do.


  4. « Great Company, Great Culture »

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    Employé actuel - Senior Analyst - Washington, DC (États-Unis)
    Employé actuel - Senior Analyst - Washington, DC (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez Cornerstone Research à plein temps (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Cornerstone provides great training and work experience. Great exit opportunities following the analyst experience. The firm has a fantastic culture, and the analysts are good friends with one another.

    Inconvénients

    Hours can be long, because our project deadlines are determined by judges and attorneys.


  5. « Would not recommend for PhD »

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    Ancien employé - PhD Associate
    Ancien employé - PhD Associate
    Ne recommande pas
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    J'ai travaillé chez Cornerstone Research en contrat permanent

    Avantages

    I do think it is a good place for analysts out of college. Just not for PhDs.

    Inconvénients

    Honestly, I was miserable working at Cornerstone and would recommend other PhDs to not join if they have outside options. You'll likely quickly feel as though you had wasted your PhD by working here. Of the PhDs I've talked to, those who have stayed in academia or gone to other industry jobs (whether banking, tech), NGO, or government have been happier.

    My views seem to be consistent with the high level of associate turnover in recent years.


  6. « Cornerstone »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme

    Je travaille chez Cornerstone Research à plein temps

    Avantages

    Good and smart people, generally interesting and challenging work, high quality company

    Inconvénients

    Work like balance can be difficult


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    « If coming in as an associate, be very certain this is what you want to do »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
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    J'ai travaillé chez Cornerstone Research en contrat permanent

    Avantages

    *some interesting cases and good managers
    *coworkers are generally good natured and culture is collegial
    *work with very smart people: analysts, colleagues, professors, lawyers from big law firms
    *get to take leadership of cases very soon
    *pay is very competitive to the consulting industry , expect $170K (base) to start for associate and if you stay and make it to first year of Principal (generally 7 years) on average expect to make $450K (including bonus). Base pay doesn't increase very much from Associate to Principal but the normal bonus % will increase from 15% of base pay to 50% of base pay.
    *good benefits and flexibility to work from home as needed
    *very little travel required

    Inconvénients

    *Average hours worked is 50 (40 billable on cases and 10 for firm development) but the hours week over week are very unpredictable. You can suddenly be overwhelmed by multiple cases with deadlines. Long nights and weekend work is normal. If you happen to get a very busy year you are barely compensated for the extra hours worked so no incentive to go above 50 hours per week. Hours and stress do not get better with seniority
    *once you establish reputation as having worked on a type of case you may be working on the same type of case over and over. Stopped learning
    *some terrible managers that can't manage nor communicate well
    *exit options are very limited for associates and up. Don't come unless absolutely sure you want to do economic consulting

  8. Utile (1)

    « Decent place, but extremely political »

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    Ancien employé - Manager
    Ancien employé - Manager
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue neutre
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez Cornerstone Research en contrat permanent (Plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    Smart coworkers, great analyst pool.

    Inconvénients

    Work life balance. Very important to have partners who will mentor you.

    Conseils à la direction

    Need to have better work life balance.


  9. Utile (1)

    « Phenomenal company but..... »

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    Ancien employé - Administrative Service Manager - San Francisco, CA (États-Unis)
    Ancien employé - Administrative Service Manager - San Francisco, CA (États-Unis)
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue positif
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    J'ai travaillé chez Cornerstone Research (Plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    This company does so many great things. Fun social events planned collegial environment

    Inconvénients

    The C staff prevents the founding members from hearing what is happening at line level. When you have a serious personal issue or an ugly thing that happens while you are on company business they only want to either ignore it or try to blame it on you

    Conseils à la direction

    Listen to people not in the C suite. Understand that sometimes really ugly things happen to people with NO history of such issues.


  10. « Former Analyst »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme

    Avantages

    Great people and good out-of-college experience.

    Inconvénients

    Highly variable workload alternating between times where there is not enough work to meet your hours, and times when you unexpectedly have to cancel social commitments.