Madison Street Capital

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Great Name..Not Real Deal Makers Though

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL

I worked at Madison Street Capital

Pros

The Availability of Management
Some periodic cash Bonuses and spiffs,
Some really talented Mid-Management that keeps the business strong
Great Training at every level

Cons

Feasibility of Business model
Company has a very, very low deal closing rate
Customer consideration
Base and commision percentage is low

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Deal closing percentage should be a selling point not a secret. Try to become a true Invesment Bank. Remember that being customer driven is more than just lip service.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Formerly Houlihan Smith. Now it's Madison Street Capital

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Madison Street Capital full-time

    Pros

    "Entrepreneurial" and significant autonomy at the low- to mid-level since senior management does not take a strong role in deals; some voluntary access to investment banking training IF you are in the right group.

    Cons

    Senior management has ZERO M&A/financing experience from reputable investment banks so you learn nothing from those above you. Any worthwhile skills you acquire come from some outsourced investment banking training programs for which the firm will reimburse you, and from taking a senior role in deals that were forced through the business development group. Top management (purely sales backgrounds) is "ethically challenged" in a BIG way. A very select few at the very top make good money but at the expense of everyone below them and at the expense of clients' welfare. Bonus potential is not anywhere near where they say it is, and the base salary is very very low, if present at all. The culture is "toxic" due to these factors and more. They have/had some talented mid-level employees but even those have been/are leaving the past couple years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Handle your clients ethically and pay your employees fairly instead of hiding the bad reviews/complaints/lawsuits. You have a unique business model that could be effective, but instead you go for the quick buck and the low-hanging fruit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough Work but Good Exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Madison Street Capital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Will give anyone an opportunity despite background.
    Get exposure to the industry
    Would be a good internship but maybe not full time position.
    I heard they have changed their structuring over the last year so that could be a plus
    Everyone is pretty outgoing

    Cons

    You will have to prove yourself to stay hired and the work is very daunting with very little pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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