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Helpful (1)

Good until new management

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Mesirow Financial

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good work and personal balance. Able to learn new things and add some credentials. Nice office space with some good amenities

Cons

Used to be an entrepreneurial environment and allowed workers to build their careers. Many of the that changed once the previous CEO passed away. No longer the same firm with the same type of culture. Too much nepotism and family members reporting to each other.

Advice to Management

More personal interaction with the employees. Management seems unapproachable since they have added many layers. Better communication needs to be implemented

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  1. Working at Mesirow Financial Consulting has been very fulfilling and a terrific learning experience since day one.

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

    I have been working at Mesirow Financial

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional people who are serious about providing the best client service. To work for Mesirow Financial Consulting means that you are working with the highest caliber finance professionals in the country.

    Cons

    Mesirow has a great brand on the mid-west, but needs to build more recognition throughout the nation.

    Advice to Management

    Open some large offices in out west and on the east coast.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Not a good place for growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mesirow Financial

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Nice offices, good downtown location. Pay is fairly competitive with the industry, especially considering the work life balance.

    Cons

    The other reviews on this site rang very true to me; there are no opportunities to move within the firm, and the firm is afraid of change and technology. Also, because departments are small and there is no interaction between them, there are a lot of bullies that are allowed to run wild. Read some of these other reviews and you'll see what I mean. There's no accountability, because senior management has no idea what's going on in the literally 100 different business units that don't ever work with each other. Managing directors get to own their little empires, which means lots of favoritism. Also, there's a major lack of training, which means new employees have a hard time doing their jobs effectively.

    Advice to Management

    You have a firm with only 1200 people but 100 busines units, and each is run completely independently. You can't possibly pay attention to what's going on with all that. So consolidate in a meaningful way, and stop letting your middle management act like they're the CEOs of their own tiny companies.


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