CRA Careers - MBAs & PhDs - Accelerate your career

  • Accelerate your career

    “What I love the most about working at CRA is intellectually stimulating discussions with colleagues, collaboration/teamwork across offices and practices, and developing solutions for clients.”

  • Accelerate your career

    “My favourite aspect of working at CRA is the people. We
    have a great team atmosphere where everybody is willing
    to jump in and help you if you need it.”

  • Accelerate your career

    “The deep expertise that exists at the firm leads to constant learning opportunities as well as encouraging creative
    approaches to problems.”

  • Accelerate your career

    “Having interviewed with several economic consulting
    firms, CRA offered the best opportunity to learn and take
    on responsibility.”

  • Accelerate your career

    “The work involves a good mix of team and client interaction, challenging analysis, and high-level brainstorming.”

  • What will you do?

    CRA’s consultants share a common aim – to deliver high quality results to our clients while collaborating and learning from each other. As part of CRA’s senior staff, you will:

    • Provide day-to-day team and client management
    • Develop analytical approaches and methodologies to help clients address key economic, financial, and strategic issues
    • Prepare and deliver project results to clients
    • Work with Vice Presidents to identify and develop new business opportunities
    • Mentor and develop junior staff
  • Who are you?

    Do people describe you as a highly motivated academic standout who enjoys using data and analysis to solve problems? If so, we want to get to know you. Our success stems from the outstanding capabilities of our consultants who combine intellectual acumen with a keen talent for numbers.

    Our consultants model and interpret complex data, then they take it to the next level. Successful CRA consultants possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have the ability to defend their recommendations and skillfully manage interactions with team members and clients. Flexibility, patience, perseverance, and the ability to laugh with your project team after a stressful day will go a long way toward advancing your career.

Why join us?

  • The CRA Experience

  • Why PhD Candidates Choose CRA

Who are our clients?

  • CRA economists advised counsel to Novartis throughout reviews of its three-part, $23 billion merger with GlaxoSmithKline. With the divestment of certain oncology drugs, the European Commission and Federal Trade Commission determined the deal would not hinder innovation and the development of new oncology drugs. CRA also advised Novartis on the sale of its animal health business to Eli Lilly.

  • CRA economists advised counsel to Office Depot throughout a review by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of its proposed $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax. The FTC ultimately closed its Second Request investigation, noting that the merger is unlikely to lessen competition in the sale of consumable office supplies.

  • When Ocean Spray wanted to create a more transparent marketplace for their customers, CRA developed a Web-based trading platform and supporting information site to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of transactions. The platform streamlines trading and reinforces Ocean Spray’s status as a leader in its industry.

Where you’ll fit in
Take a look at our competitive benefits.


Healthcare from day one

Tuition assistance

Immigration support

401k plan with matching contributions

Office social events & volunteer opportunities

Employee discounts

Parental leave

Wellness program

Stand-up desks

Free snacks & beverages

Paid time off

Pet insurance

*Specific benefits for your office will be provided upon joining CRA