Cornerstone Research Employee Reviews about "long hours"

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  • "smart people that is super helpful and inspiring(in 22 reviews)

  • "Very friendly coworkers, interesting work, opportunity to develop skills, good compensation(in 19 reviews)

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  • "Some managers hard to work with; very volatile work-life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • "During COVID and working remotely, a lot of the fun of working at Cornerstone was lost(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      a good first job, but not for everyone

      Jul 20, 2021 - Analyst in Skokie, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Competitive pay - Genuinely interesting colleagues - Steep learning curve - Good leadership opportunities after your first year - Sets you up well for next job in tech / MBA / graduate school in econ or stats

      Cons

      - Erratic and long hours that grew worse during pandemic wfh - Tasks can be shoot yourself in the head boring; think formatting hundreds of footnotes or formatting the same chart dozens of times as managers iterate comments - You will have to work for scum like big bank and big pharma - You generally stop learning after the second year; management knows this and puts the big salary jump on year 2-3 to keep people

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great culture

      Feb 14, 2021 - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      smart people that is super helpful and inspiring

      Cons

      sometimes long hours. not competitive compared to tech jobs.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent first job out of college, but with many issues

      Feb 14, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Before COVID, there was a good office culture. People are smart and nice, and tend to be more collaborative than competitive. There are interesting cases if you get lucky and you will learn some useful datas skills. Exit opps are not bad, including top grad school programs and tech jobs.

      Cons

      There are aggressive expectations for analysts. You will work long hours and on many cases at a time. Management doesn't seem to turn down business and instead pushes work downward. There is little regard for work-like balance or the general well-being of analysts since they expect you to leave within a few years anyways. Advisors are supposed to advocate for you but have no real incentive to do so. They also don't care about your preferences or goals when it comes to staffing. You will be staffed on whatever they feel like staffing you on, and many people get repeatedly staffed on certain case types even if they are not interested and no longer developing. Many of the managers and associates lack solid management skills, and analysts suffer. As you become more senior, you have to manage both upward and downward to compensate. Given all the cons to this job, compensation is mediocre. You may be working longer/harder than would be expected of a typical analyst due to your case load, and you will not receive any extra compensation. You can make much more and enjoy better benefits at a tech company. The company has grown quickly and has not adjusted their policies accordingly. They are years behind other companies in terms of diversity. The few diversity initiatives that exist have been created at the insistence of analysts or by necessity due to the political climate, rather than by any progressive leadership.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Interesting work, awesome people, great place to start your career.

      Dec 7, 2020 - Research Associate in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, great compensation and perks, smart and friendly coworkers.

      Cons

      Uneven work flow, long hours at times.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture

      Nov 24, 2020 - Analyst in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      smart and helpful people. great first job out of college.

      Cons

      long hours from time to time.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      collaborative enviroment

      Nov 12, 2020 - Summer Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      smart people, supportive enviroment, good salary

      Cons

      when deadlines come expect long hours

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A great place to have your first job

      Dec 20, 2019 - Research Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay. Learn a ton. Good culture and environment.

      Cons

      Long hours and aggressive expectations. Client service.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Analyst

      Jan 25, 2018 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work environment, good pay, challenging and interesting work.

      Cons

      Some days you will have to work long hours.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great job for new college grads

      Aug 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Analysts get interesting and varied responsibilities early on in the job. Great culture with smart, genuine, hardworking people.

      Cons

      Long hours around deadlines. Like in any consulting job, clients can be demanding. Few opportunities for presentations or direct interaction with clients.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place but long hours

      May 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great peers. Mix of interesting cases.

      Cons

      Unpredictable and long hours. Weekend work is more of a norm when on cases.

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