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Great place if you are very junior or senior but not for mid-level

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Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Access to clients, low overhead, more nimble than larger shops

Cons

Sweatshop culture, VPs are expected to put in long hours

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  1. Helpful (1)

    If you stay within FAS as an analyst for more than 1 year, your career track will become stagnant

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Century City, CA

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quite honestly, this job provides a pretty good stepping stone to get into investment banking (M&A or industry coverage). Generally, the people are very nice in FAS (at least in the LA office) and the group provides pretty good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Overall, compensation is pretty poor for FAS. Also, exit opportunities become very bleak if you stay longer than 1 year.


  2. Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Intern - Investment Banking Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Investment Banking Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. They were not only smart but also fun to work with. I worked in the FAS group as an analyst intern and had a great experience. The only reason I didn't return was because of the location, yet my MD still wrote me a great recommendation letter and helped me get my current job.

    Cons

    The hours were long and you can never really know when you'll have to work late or come in on the weekends. But that's pretty standard in this line of work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on.


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