Ah, interviewing—the great black box. Throw in the application steps that precede it, and the whole process can quickly become a morass that is often confusing, sometimes overwhelming, and rarely clear. Fortunately for me, and you too if you happen to be reading this, the CRA application process was none of the above. This clarity was one of the things that made CRA standout from the crowd, and in repayment of my good fortune, I will try to pass on that clarity to future applicants with a little light on the whole thing. Read more >
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.
One of the founders of Charles River Associates (CRA) wrote, “Our goal for CRA was to build a bridge between academia and the world of business and government, where we would bring the developing technology of academia, especially in the then-burgeoning area of quantitative methods in economics, to the real world”.
Building upon that foundation, we have maintained deep relationships with academic institutions—including a long history of hosting undergraduate and graduate students as interns. Read more >
The Commute: CRA’s London office is based in the City of London, which is a very small city and county in East London that is recognised as a major business and financial centre throughout Europe. Given this, a lot of the staff in the London office live in East London, although others live in North, South, and West London, and a few commute in from counties such as Essex and Kent. In short, people come from all over the place. Read more >
The Commute: This is one of the most variable aspects of the office. If one lives downtown, you can simply walk to work, catch the TRAX (light rail), or use the bus system; all of which are fairly cheap options. The ten-to-twenty minute commute is not that bad either. When one lives on the Wasatch Front outside of Salt Lake City, the FrontRunner (commuter rail train) is an inexpensive option to using one’s own vehicle (or purchasing an additional one). Read more >