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Compass Lexecon is a global economic consulting company with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. It provides analysis of economic issues for use in legal and regulatory proceedings, strategic decisions, and public policy debates. Compass Lexecon LLC was formed in January 2008 through the combination of Competition Policy Associates (COMPASS), founded in 2003, and Lexecon, founded in 1977, and opera


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Former Employee - Analyst says

"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."

Former Employee - Analyst says

"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"

Former Employee - Analyst says

"would sell their soul for the right price"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Irregular hours. Hired to do healthcare work but wasn't given any healthcare."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"There is no company culture. It's neither an enjoyable nor an efficient place to work. It's actually kind of sad; many analysts up to VPs feel used by case managers. And the truth is they are used and everyone is aware of it. I've heard multiple sources (experts within 2 leading economic consulting firms) brag about how great their business model is i.e. take advantage of smart and hard-working 20 somethings and justify it by the fact that all 20 somethings are getting taken advantage of in the "marketplace". You'll hear a lot of arguments about the "market" while being here; it's a great defense for major corporations. But maybe don't think about your employees who log upwards of 2000 billable hours as everyday market participants. Think about them as people, hardworking, loyal and bright, not part of a game which you can handwave away as the "market". The more you treat people as part of a game, the more they will play it. And the more you reward people for "playing the game" instead of actually creating stellar work product, the more filled up with disloyal market participants who really want to do as little as possible and "play the game" your workplace will become. All this being said, there are some great people who work here. Hopefully, they see something more than small incremental gains for the actual value they provide at some point down the road."

Former Employee - Analyst says

"My experience was horrible. I worked in a toxic environment with verbally abusive case managers and co-workers, some of whom took credit for my work and ganged up on me when I caught mistakes in their work product. Not worth the high profile cases."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Office politics is very messy and people are not rewarded based on talent or hard work If you are very smart, you are a potential threat to your bosses and will be overlooked for promotion/career advancement A lot of smart people left the company when I was there because several less worthy people were promoted at their expense You can get lucky if you find an influential boss to work for. Otherwise your quality or difficulty of work does not matter No training or investment in employee's personal growth whatsoever"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"You'll get no advice or help from management on anything - onboarding, assignments, career development, etc. Politics rule."

Former Employee - Analyst says

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

Former Employee - Senior Analyst says

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

Director (Former Employee) says

"its a consulting company. long hours. not for everyone. depends on what you want to do. interesting work. Compass Lexecon is an economic consulting company with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois."

Financial Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Senior management could communicate better. Work life balance is a serious issue. Work can get tedious and repetitive at Analyst level. No clear path to promotion and company is slow to promote."

Economic Analyst (Former Employee) says

"The work isn't very interesting, but it does build a quantitative skillset quickly. The culture is fine, and the people are generally good to work with although the 'management' is not really skilled at managing, more at doing economic analysis."

Senior Analyst (Current Employee) says

"When you are doing tedious work, it's always tedious; occasionally you get interesting assignments too. Work happiness largely depends on the manager. Career advancement is tricky and there is no clear benchmark for someone to be promoted."

Senior Analyst (Current Employee) says

"Leveraged people skills into a more client facing role. Enjoyed exposure to a realm of different public and private companies while refining and growing my due diligence skills."

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