Avondale Partners

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Avondale Partners Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience, analysts are very approachable, good work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Avondale Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good ER experience, good name to put on resume, good exposure to institutional/buy-side clients
    - Small firm allows for interactions with senior management, sales, and clients-facing positions
    - Great group of analysts, friendly, approachable, and very helpful

    Cons

    - Business is tough (morale could be low at times), but business seems to have picked up towards the back-half
    - Earnings season could be rough at times but is just part of the job (i.e. 6am - 11pm for 2 weeks+)
    - Compensation could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - It's a tough business, keep at it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Avondale Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not as demanding as a larger firm or bulge bracket
    Nashville is pretty cool, and no where near as congested as some of the larger cities like NY or Chicago
    Pretty laid back atmosphere, business casual dress, open door policy
    Freedom to go your own direction
    Good place to get started and learn

    Cons

    Revenues have been declining ever since I joined.
    Lots of turnover
    Excess overhead. There are areas with duplicative managerial roles.
    Pay is sub par, but ok considering Nashville isn't terribly expensive to live in
    Only two toilets in the office with ~50 guys makes it tough to get a seat when needed.
    Focused pretty heavily on healthcare, makes expanding coverage in other industries more challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are likely areas where you could add value by eliminating or replacing some people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Struggling industry, small firm

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

    I have been working at Avondale Partners full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, good people trying hard.

    Cons

    Too many chickens, not enough scratch.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Aggravatingly un-aggressive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Avondale Partners part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Experience.
    Senior Management is very good at letting you see full circle what they do and how they do it. Honestly awesome/enjoyable team, the atmosphere in the offices is a bit depressing though.

    Cons

    As an intern we received no compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Equity Research Intern

    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Avondale Partners as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people there are awesome, the location is awesome, but the work can get repetitive.

    Cons

    There is alot of busy work. A-lot. But, thats just part of the job.

  7.  

    Decent experience, great way to learn the business/expectations/excel, very low pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Avondale Partners as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -It can be what you make of it
    -The analysts are intelligent and helpful
    -Great place to start to learn financial modeling
    -Name looks good on a resume for when you will inevitably want to leave
    -Good view of Nashville

    Cons

    -Internship was unpaid, despite being a successful investment banking firm (some get a $1,200 stipend for the entire 10 week summer ~$2-3/hour)
    -Morale is low
    -Analysts are not paid well relative to competing firms
    -Little respect/willingness to talk from higher-ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your analysts more.
    Pay your interns on an hourly basis or at least give them decent training to make up for the lack of pay.
    Be more aggressive as a firm.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A review of a boutique sell-side research firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equity Research in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Equity Research in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Avondale Partners

    Pros

    Very non-bureacratic. Great people. Ideal environment for creative thinkers and self-starters.

    Cons

    The compensation is below average.

  9.  

    It's a good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equity Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Equity Research Analyst

    I have been working at Avondale Partners

    Pros

    It is a great place to learn. People are very willing to teach and the senior have a very good knowledge of what they are doing

    Cons

    it could be tough for some people with a soft personality. you got to be very strong and speak out yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it has been a great experience to me and i hope i could learn more in the future to grow

    Recommends
  10.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Avondale Partners

    Pros

    The people are always friendly.

    Cons

    The shop is somewhat small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends

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