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Work Hard, Play Hard

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Houlihan is a great place to start or continue your career. It is continually growing and has a great entrepreneurial culture. As a finance professional, you will work incredibly hard, but you will also have the opportunity to learn about and help companies in numerous industries. The people were the reason why I joined Houlihan over other companies and it was the reason I stayed there until going back to school.

Cons

Be prepared to work hard and challenge yourself. There will be nights that you don't go home and weeks where you do not see your family. That's the nature of the business. Know yourself and what you are looking for career wise before accepting an offer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More compensation transparency and more morale building activities.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Other Reviews for Houlihan Lokey

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Upper management gives you confidence the firm is headed in a good direction
    Some level of appreciation for employees is shown

    Cons

    Visible gap between treatment of financial and corporate staff
    Cost conscious to a fault
    Turnover seems unusually high on corporate side

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey

    Pros

    Small deal teams.
    Model experience for analyst, not just pitchbooks.
    No one really watching analyst intil it's too late.

    Cons

    "Expendible" attitude with analysts.
    Some teams only have one analyst so your always slammed with work.
    Low pay:work ratio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware of how Associates, Directors and VP's treat the Analysts. The team is only as strong as its weakest link.

    Doesn't Recommend
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