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Helpful (1)

Good place to work if you are a producer; questionable if you are support staff -- HR, IT, Marketing.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Mesirow Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Respected name in business
Mid-size, private company
HIGHLY encourage community and philanthropic involvement

Cons

Benefits
Since unfortunate death of former CEO 2 years ago, firm is being managed by an executive committee
Since the firm is private and has many long time employees, many areas do not function as efficiently as they could; Need to spend more money on technology

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Culture changed after the passing of Jim.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mesirow Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong supporter of charities and local business development.

    Cons

    Fragmented business structure, which only Jim was able to effectively manage. Current leadership team is lost without him. Selling the company maybe it's best long-term strategy. Privately owned by highly compensated executives, which creates benefits as well as conflicts of interest.

    Advice to Management

    Fund of funds are likely a thing of the past and bankruptcy consulting was never a fit for an asset manager. Decide what differentiates the company amongst its competitors, focus on that alone.

  2. Great internship opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Investment Advisory Intern
    Current Intern - Investment Advisory Intern

    I have been working at Mesirow Financial as an intern

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the financial services industry. Great work environment with friendly people. Work first hand with investment advisers.

    Cons

    Management seems very conservative and does not seem to take much risk. Not much opportunity for advancement. Helps a lot if you know someone.

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