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At CRA, you’ll be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex problems. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, the CRA experience opens doors. Hear from current employees about the work experience—from why they chose CRA, including the training and mentorship opportunities, to how CRA has grown their careers.

Leveling Up

In my post “Thoughts on Staying Busy at CRA,” I wrote about informal, self-guided skill acquisition. Here I’ll expand on that post by explaining how CRA supports self-guided skill acquisition, and then describe the more formal training programs that CRA offers to help you succeed. Read more >

Getting to Know CRA’s New York Office

The Commute: Employees in the New York office live all over, including in Brooklyn, Hoboken, Westchester, and Manhattan. However, working near Times Square allows for a variety of ways to arrive at the office. There are stops for numerous subway lines, including the 123, BDFM, ACE, and NQR within a few blocks of the office. We are also a few short blocks from the Port Authority bus terminal for people commuting from New Jersey.  Read more >

Working in the Oakland Office

The Commute: The Oakland office, situated on College Avenue in the Rockridge neighborhood, is conveniently located walking distance from the Rockridge BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station. The 51A AC (Alameda County) Transit bus line also stops right outside the office. Many of us use BART to commute from all over the Bay Area, from cities like San Francisco and Fremont. I commute from San Francisco and the ride gives me time to read and listen to music. Read more >

Four tips to navigate CRA’s Washington, DC office

The Commute: Most of the junior staff lives near the office—Dupont Circle, Thomas Circle, and Adams Morgan. People usually walk or bike to work. Washington, DC has the Capital Bike share program, which allows you to rent and return a bike from anywhere in the city. A few of us live in Virginia and Maryland, and take the metro. As part of the Benefits program, CRA offers the monthly metro pass in which you can have a specific amount deducted from your pre-tax earnings and put on your card each month—so you pay less than the actual amount. 
 
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What to expect during analyst onboarding

On my first day at CRA, I arrived and met with my peer buddy who greeted and showed me around the office. I felt immediately welcomed as I was introduced to junior and senior staff members in the Finance Practice before the Research and Analysis Core (RAC) I training began.  Read more >

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