America's Growth Capital

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On the up

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
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

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

- Lean firm, increased opportunities to take on additional responsibilities
- High deal flow (24 closed transactions in '11)
- Direct promotion to Associate (PM) for top performers
- Interesting sector coverage (technology focused)
- Well attended conferences (1 in Bos, 1 in SF) good for networking - exit opportunities
- Strong team of junior bankers
- New training program (Wall Street Prep)
- Weekly social outings

Cons

- Transaction amounts tend to be lower ($)
- Limited modeling as tech is less dependent on traditional valuation methods
- Impulsive C level executives
- Weekend hours policy
- Only recruit Ivy / NESCAC

Advice to Management

The culture at AGC is generally what you are going to get at most boutique investment banks. There is clearly a "type" of candidate they are looking for when recruiting, either you fit the mold or you don't. In recent years turnover ratio has improved. My main recommendation would be to limit the busy work and try to focus the junior bankers on execution.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Fast Paced and Challenging Environment

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

    I worked at America's Growth Capital

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work experience, prepares you well for other finance jobs

    Cons

    Very little compensation as a summer analyst, however the experience is worth it


  2. Helpful (5)

    Very High Turnover

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at America's Growth Capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice office. That's about it.

    Cons

    High turnover. No one lasts very long. The pay is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    The partners should close a deal once in a while and stop blaming it on the analysts.


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