Charles River Associates Reviews

Updated Sep 29, 2021

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Charles River Associates President Paul Maleh
Paul Maleh
180 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work/life balance as well as fun social/extracurricular events(in 37 reviews)

  • "Junior staff members are not over-staffed on projects(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "At times unpredictable workload, some long hours(in 31 reviews)

  • "Sometimes unpredictable hours, limit opportunity for junior staff to travel(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
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      Oct 26, 2020 - Consultant in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Intellectual atmosphere, collegial rapport, competitive pay, reasonable hours (for consulting), substantial communications from corporate, excellent professional development opportunities, extensive training resources, appreciative managers.

      Cons

      Inconsistent week-to-week workflow, hours are still sufficiently long (but reasonable for the industry, and you get to choose your workload to some degree), self-directed project assignment.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Na

      Jul 2, 2021 - Trainee 
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      Pros

      Environment , welcome , office , work ethic , salary

      Cons

      Encourage , load , times , careless, modest

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Company and People

      Sep 17, 2021 - Associate Principal in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Teamwork and people are the highlights.

      Cons

      None really, it was a great experience

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to hone quant skills

      Sep 29, 2021 - Economist in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great place to work; very supportive of growth.

      Cons

      Overtime commitments can be burdensome.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Sep 28, 2021 - Associate in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Not a bad company for a first job

      Cons

      bad communication, work can be repetitive

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Mentorship, Many Opportunities to Grow

      Sep 11, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to work on a diverse set of projects, collaborate with some incredibly intelligent colleagues on impactful work

      Cons

      None as yet, I've enjoyed my time here so far

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      Sep 10, 2021 - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      great culture, people and immense learning opportunities

      Cons

      sometimes work can get hectic but you signed up for it

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people not so good program

      Sep 2, 2021 - Summer Analyst Intern 
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      Pros

      People are nice and generally willing to help

      Cons

      Not well developed intern program and highly depended on manager

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Entry Level Job coming out of college

      Aug 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive coworkers, nice office space with great location,Helpful during COVID, Benefit package is solid

      Cons

      Pay could be much better & path to promotion could be better defined

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Fine

      Aug 25, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good name company and exit ops

      Cons

      Long hours and repetitive project types

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