Madison Street Capital

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I worked at Madison Street Capital

Pros

Helping business owners is rewarding work. The diversity of types of businesses, along with the broad range of revenues makes for days that are never boring.

Cons

More often than not, the message from top leadership to everyone else becomes jumbled. This can be messages regarding timing of meetings, current state of the company, direction of growth, etc.

Advice to Management

The management is competent enough. Some members of the team need some leadership training...I might suggest "Crucial Communications". I don't know the author of this study.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Name..Not Real Deal Makers Though

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Madison Street Capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Formerly Houlihan Smith. Now it's Madison Street Capital

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Madison Street Capital full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

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