Charles River Associates Overview

  • www.crai.com
  • Boston, MA
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 1965
  • Company - Public (CRAI)
  • Consulting
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting. We provide economic and financial analysis in litigation and regulatory proceedings and guide businesses through critical strategy and ...
Mission: For over 50 years, CRA has been a premier consulting firm. Each of our practice areas is highly regarded, and our consultants are recognized for their creative and multi-disciplinary approach to solving our clients’ complex problems in the US and throughout the world. Our goal ...

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October 14, 2021
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Like many organizations, we’ve endured our fair share of challenges these past 18 months: keeping our employees safe; the rapid transition to remote operations; the uncertainty surrounding the global economy. Thankfully, we’ve become better not in spite of these hurdles, but because of them. Why? Because of the strength, resilience and adaptability of our culture. When times got tough, we persevered. We’re not out of the woods yet, but we’re getting there—together. Meera Kotak, Senior Associate, UK says: “Despite joining CRA in the midst of a pandemic lockdown, the firm’s strong culture and people quickly made me feel like part of the team—even while working remotely. CRA encourages you to explore, engage with and experience new ideas and opportunities, from cross-practice trainings and DE&I initiatives to partnership projects and novel thought-leadership. This not only enables diverse thoughts to thrive; it also provides a stimulating and positive working environment.”
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October 14, 2021
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Interested in a career in consulting? Are you curious, driven and eager to work for a company that embraces diversity in all its forms? Join us for a live webinar—“Acing the Consulting Job Interview”—to learn how to successfully kickstart your career in consulting, and the steps we're taking to usher in a new era of diversity, inclusivity and equity at CRA. Attending this event, you will learn: · What sets CRA apart · How our approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) has evolved · Tips for Virtual and Case Study Interviews · Points of Contact and Office Hours If you’re a student from a historically underrepresented group or community and are interested in pursuing a career in consulting, we strongly encourage you to attend. Raquel Tamez, CRA’s Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer, will present and will provide additional information on our innovative DE&I efforts, and be available to answer any questions you might have. To register, visit: crai.com/careers/meet-cra
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Charles River Associates Reviews

4.3
94%
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Paul Maleh
Paul Maleh
180 Ratings
Featured Review
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"CRA Remains Caring Despite COVID"

Oct 26, 2020 - Consultant in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

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

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.

Advice to Management

Overall, CRA has adapted incredibly well to the mobile environment spurred on by COVID-19. They have maintained a commitment to retaining staff through the downswing, and even protected full-time
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Diversity & Inclusion at Charles River Associates

3.9
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Charles River Associates Interviews

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Neutral23%
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Campus Recruiting36%
Employee Referral11%
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Charles River Associates Awards & Accolades

  • Best Consulting Firms to Work For: Work/Life BalanceVault2014
  • Best Consulting Firms to Work For: Ability to ChallengeVault2014
  • Best Consulting Firms to Work For: Relationships with SupervisorsVault2014
  • Vault Consulting 50Vault2014
  • Global Arbitration Review’s Expert Witness Firms’ Power IndexGlobal Arbitration Review2020

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