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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Summit Partners full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Very fast paced work environment but you will see the best deals in the industry and be in position to win most of them. Incredible level of talent across the board.Cons
Work life balance for an associate is tough, but you're typically right out of school and still have the vigor to work 100 hours a week. Will pay off though when you source your first deal.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
2 people found this helpfulInterview Details
Typical interview process is several rounds. There are a couple initial phone screens with other associates or VP level people at the firm. If you make it past the phone screens, then you are typically invited for several in-person interviews with a range of individuals - associates, VPs, and principals/partners. If that goes well, then there is typically an additional day of in-person interviews with the managing partners before a decision is made.
Typical interview questions include:
- walk me thru your resume (keep response to less than 3 minutes)
- what do you think would be a compelling investment opportunity for Summit and why?
- walk me through a deal/transaction you have worked on (investment thesis, your role, valuation, outcome, etc.)
- additional questions will be asked to gauge work ethic, cultural fit, ability and desire to cold call, sales skillsInterview Questions
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- Toughest part of a typical interview is a mock cold call where the interviewer will give you the description of a company, and the interviewee is asked to pretend as if he/she is calling the company on behalf of Summit. The interviewee is supposed to introduce them self, introduce Summit, and then ask questions about the business to determine if it would be a fit for Summit's investment philosophy (growing, private, profitable, limited/no prior VC). Answer Question
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Summit Partners' dough rises a little later rather than earlier. The firm funds later-stage companies, preferring those that are profitable and growing. It invests in a range of industries, including business and financial services, energy, education, health care, communications, media, industrial and consumer products, software, and semiconductors. Summit Partners' private equity investments range from $30 million to more than $500 million per transaction; venture capital investments usually are between $5 million to $30 million. The company also provides mezzanine debt...