Cornerstone Research Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Dec 7, 2020

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Cornerstone Research CEO, and President Rahul Guha and Yesim C. Richardson
Rahul Guha and Yesim C. Richardson
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Pros
  • "smart people, supportive enviroment, good salary(in 18 reviews)

  • "Training, Mentorship structure, Analyst classes, Compensation, Perks(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be rough at times(in 27 reviews)

  • "Uneven work flow, long hours at times(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

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

      Dec 7, 2020 - Research Associate in Washington, DC
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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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    2. 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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    3. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      collaborative enviroment

      Nov 12, 2020 - Summer Associate 
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      Pros

      smart people, supportive enviroment, good salary

      Cons

      when deadlines come expect long hours

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A great place to have your first job

      Dec 20, 2019 - Research Associate 
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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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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Analyst

      Jan 25, 2018 - Analyst in New York, NY
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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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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great job for new college grads

      Aug 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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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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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place but long hours

      May 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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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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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Co-Workers and Culture, Unpredictable Hours

      Jan 13, 2016 - Senior Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
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      Pros

      -Great analysts, highly intelligent and talented, fun to work with. Seriously, if you come straight out of undergrad you will love your coworkers. -Good culture overall -If you can get managers to look out for your interests you can get interesting work and opportunities to hone the skills you want to work on -Pay is generally pegged to be competitive with MBB, sets the standard for econ consulting -Great flexibility with vacation time, just plan your trip and let people know about it and you'll be good to go -Excellent exit opportunities. As an analyst, it's highly unlikely you'll stick around on the career track but your options are extremely open. Analysts attend top MBA programs, Law schools, PhD programs, or even Med schools. Due to the marketable skill set developed here (data, data, data), analysts regularly get poached by some of the top companies in the Bay Area (Google, Apple, Facebook, Uber, to name a few).

      Cons

      -Highly volatile hours with minimal opportunity to be compensated adequately for long hours... you don't really start getting any sort of additional compensation until you've crested sustained 60+ hour weeks. -Some managers bend over backwards to please the client, even if it means setting unrealistic deadlines and selling the analysts downstream -If you let yourself get pigeonholed you can end up getting a steady stream of very boring work, so make sure to push for work you're interested in or else you can get shafted -Analyst career path is practically non-existent. They are starting to change this a little bit, but for the most part Cornerstone tends to hire academically-minded, unproven people into the career track instead of giving opportunities for solid analysts with knowledge of the industry to move up

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pressure

      Jan 31, 2016 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Good pay. Sometimes you can work on interesting projects.

      Cons

      Long hours. Especially during peaks, you have to work very late.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people

      Oct 14, 2015 - Research Associate in Menlo Park, CA
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      Pros

      Great people and great culture. Interesting work. Really good place to work after college. Helps build technical skills and gives a lot of exposure to different types of problems.

      Cons

      Long hours and volatility in your work schedule. The nature of the work means that deadlines can change unexpectedly and you are always at the whim of your clients, so pacing your work can be very difficult.

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