3i Group Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
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  1. Top Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at 3i Group as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working actively on private equity MBO allows you to get in contact with top management and well known investment bankers

    Cons

    Long working hours too much internal paper work which makes you waiste your time on doing productive work like analysing investment proposals

    Advice to Management

    Get back on the investment field

  2. Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Director in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Investment Director in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at 3i Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Poor management. Inconsistent strategy. Poor selection of coffee.

  3. Used to be a great company, the university of the UK PE industry.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3i Group

    Pros

    The training was second to none and the sense of camaraderie was tremendous. Young guys were given responsibility at an early stage of their career

    Cons

    Lack of clarity about internal decisions and company strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open.

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  5. There is a lot of opportunity but it is what you make of it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at 3i Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for broad range of exposure to different parts of the business if you have a willingness to take on new challenges. There is a willingness to let people advance new ideas. Generally good camaraderie.

    Cons

    Can be very political - especially in terms of advancement and bonuses. People who go farthest are the best self-promoters which is a shame as often good talent is overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Look past the veneer of who you are advancing!

  6. Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3i Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This place was fine to work at

    Cons

    3i is a really, really big company

    Advice to Management

    Shrink

  7. Positive working environment and I feel respected at work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exec in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Exec in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at 3i Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - treated with respect
    - intelligent colleagues
    - lively and humorous teams
    - excellent working facilities
    - investment in people
    - free canteen

    Cons

    - lack of internal communication
    - poor managers remain in position
    - short-termist attitudes and self-serving teams

    Advice to Management

    - improve internal comms
    - take action on issues with poor team managers

  8. Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at 3i Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Staff are on the whole accessible
    - Good career progression particularly within the wider finance team and business line teams
    - Staff well informed of company actions
    - Free restaurant (London) which is great

    Cons

    - You have to seek new opportunities out - they won't come to you

    Advice to Management

    Get more staff spending time sitting in the teams they work with

  9. Gnerally a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at 3i Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well remunerated (though may be not market leading) - but with a decent work life balance and generally good people. Genuinely international business and has more of a corporate infrastructure than most Private Equity Houses. Thus there is some scope to see how a bigger business works - on the flip side it can be harder as an investor to have direct input into how the company as a whole is run

    Cons

    Can seem beaurocratic compared to some private equity houses - but not excessively so (and I believe this has got better since I left)

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to the investors

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