America's Growth Capital

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America's Growth Capital Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
27 Reviews
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America's Growth Capital CEO & Head of Investment Banking M. Benjamin Howe
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  1.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at America's Growth Capital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great deal exposure
    - Lot's of deal flow
    - Learn from Analyst's and work closely with MDs/ Partners
    - If you do well, they will consider you for Full TIme
    - Training Course
    - You get what you put in

    Cons

    - Pay is not the best. If you want to do banking it is a sacrifice. However, if you perform well and they like you, you can join full time
    - Not the best name on resume but will get you something to talk about in banking interviews.
    - Small deals, but they are always busy
    - Long hours, but relevant work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Good learning opportunity for people interested in exposure to investment banking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at America's Growth Capital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    AGC offers internships in investment banking which provide exposure to the deal process as well as offers training courses. You can get the opportunity to work with all levels of management, and even participate in their hosted conferences.

    Cons

    The internship, from my experience, was managed primarily by the analysts, which are themselves under the gun to meet deadlines. You need to be proactive about finding ways to learn and get involved if you want to transform the internship into solid work experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there could be better integration of the Menlo Park office with the Boston office. Most of the learning and training was catered towards the interns in Boston.

    Positive Outlook
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    Good investment banking internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Investment Banking Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Investment Banking Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at America's Growth Capital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    All-encompassing view of how an investment bank operates
    Since it is a boutique firm, interns are used in all capacities and are exposed to every part of the business from outbound calling to formatting pitches to market research
    The firm brings in Wall St. Prep to train new analysts and interns in DCF, LBO, and Cap Table modeling
    Very nice people, great sense of camaraderie, firm-sponsored outings

    Cons

    Small stipend for interns: you might have to live at a loss for the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to interns more and challenge them with increasingly higher-level tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great deal experience; tough work environment; valuable experience if you are willing to work very hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at America's Growth Capital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced and energetic
    Lots of M&A experience - more than bulge bracket colleagues
    Tons of responsibility early on in career

    Cons

    Broad set of responsibilities spreads some too thin
    Little training - all learning on the job
    Low compensation compared to other firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that employee churn is a problem that must be addressed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you want to be in financial services- working at AGC will help you grow tremendously-

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at America's Growth Capital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I learnt tremendously in a summer through both content and advisory from partners, analysts, and BDA’s. Congenial atmosphere and a work hard play hard attitude - rare traits for an investment banking firm

    Great values & respect for one another & high growth opportunities for your career in a wide-range of industries and service lines.

    Cons

    As an intern you must be prepared to do all sorts of work- analysis, research, presentations, but also help out the team when most needed and sometimes not most convenient.

    AGC is team-oriented and everyone is always available to help the team achieve their results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interning at AGC was one of the most worthwhile and rewarding things I have ever done.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at America's Growth Capital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    AGC is an amazing organization and team. The best part about working there this summer was the group of people I was able to work with. Everyone at AGC is a great person who I would be honored to call my friend, not just my co-worker.

    Cons

    Small compensation for interns. Typical investment banking hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced, challenging, and engaging work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at America's Growth Capital full-time

    Pros

    - Get experience in all aspects of deal (i.e. involved in everything from sourcing, pitching, marketing, valuation, due diligence, etc.)
    - High volume of transactions
    - Team atmosphere
    - Work with interesting tech companies

    Cons

    - Typical investment banking hours
    - Low compensation compared to other investment banks
    - Mostly on the job training rather than training program

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Challenging and Rewarding Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at America's Growth Capital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of deal experience
    Focus on exciting & growing tech sector
    Fun culture to be apart of
    Work closely with Partners

    Cons

    Typical I-Banking hours
    Interns need to show initiative to get involved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at America's Growth Capital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on learning. As an intern, you learn about the entire business of investment banking by doing the work yourself. Interns aren't getting coffee and wasting time like some other banking internships. The work changes every day, and you are challenged in a supportive and fun setting. I left with a strong knowledge that has benefited me in other career opportunities.

    Great camaraderie among all the employees, including the interns. You will get to know almost everyone in the office. People have a great sense of humor as well. AGC constantly hosts outings that made the experience more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Nothing particularly stands out to me as a downside. I can't think of anything bad to say about AGC, which speaks to the kind of firm that they are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity to learn about the banking industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at America's Growth Capital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    AGC has a great training program for interns and provides a lot of hands on experience throughout the summer. The ability to work with a number of analysts and project managers meant we all learned a lot. The culture is great around the office and the interns are treated well by senior partners

    Cons

    There are no cons to note about the internship at AGC Partners. I would recommend working there to any student interested in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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