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Compass Lexecon Reviews

Updated 7 Oct 2019

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3.0
41%
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Compass Lexecon CEO Dan Fischel; Jon Orszag (no image)
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon

    Pros

    Culture is great Work hours are flexible Senior employees give you the time of day to explain concepts and to properly brief you

    Cons

    Working hours can be erratic, but it is the same across the industry. Cases can drag on much longer than expected

    Compass Lexecon2015-09-24
  2. "Busy and interesting."

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    Current Employee - Senior Economist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting opportunities, varied industries, well paid.

    Cons

    Long hours which can be hard to predict.

    Compass Lexecon2019-05-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work with smart people; build transferrable skills.

    Cons

    Very, very long hours for months on end without adequate compensation for over-time. Poor development opportunities, though this depends on the office.

    Compass Lexecon2017-11-29
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very collaborative, lots of involvement with senior management, lots of contact with colleagues at other European offices, co-location with parent company makes it feel like a bigger company, semi transparent leadership team.

    Cons

    team can work very very long hours and can get very stressful, sometimes at the expenses of praise for hard work and feeling valued. stressful atmosphere sometimes means that people can become unresponsive and over focused. Management need to take more care of HR procedures and work with HR to uphold them. HR procedures not always upheld and followed.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, more praise, follow HR procedures, better communication

    Compass Lexecon2014-11-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great analytical work, very friendly atmosphere."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    Great variety with industries, projects. Exposure is fantastic because you are always working closely with the senior management. Secondments between European offices are very common.

    Cons

    Small company atmosphere can sometimes get in the way of simple things. Firm focuses only on competition (this applies to CL Europe only).

    Advice to Management

    Establish processes as the firm grows (which it is doing very fast).

    Compass Lexecon2013-10-02
  6. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Lexecon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great perk. Pays ok. Work with a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be bad. The unpredictability of workload.

    Compass Lexecon2019-09-30
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Believe the Reviews - don’t work here"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    The pay. Looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Do not work here if you enjoy seeing your family and friends. You can only have weekend plans if your bosses allow it no matter how far in advance you ask. Working here was the most miserable experience of my life. My coworkers and I referred to it as prison on the regular.

    Compass Lexecon2019-10-07
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pool of peers to work with Free Friday lunches Decent office snacks

    Cons

    Absolute disrespect of work-life balance (above and beyond what is expected in the consulting industry) Unreasonable expectations that are not well communicated Disregard for meaningful career development Micromanagement stifles growth Overtime structure of payment promotes skewed incentives

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your analysts, senior analysts and economists when they express unhappiness and burnout - saying you do the same is not a solution Help junior staff take on more responsibilities and develop as well rounded workers Respect that analysts will complete their work and get things done and do not need to be micromanaged constantly

    Compass Lexecon2019-10-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lacks Opportunity for Professional Development"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time

    Pros

    - Great opportunity to develop and improve data analysis and excel skills - Opportunity to contribute to high profile cases

    Cons

    - lack of professional development opportunities - poor exit opportunities - poor work/life balance - non-salaried (though 1.5x overtime pay)

    Compass Lexecon2019-08-04
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not Worth the Money"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Lexecon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay, good pool of other analysts to be miserable with

    Cons

    hours are tough, management doesn't respect your time, no career path forward

    Compass Lexecon2019-07-17
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