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Old Boys Club

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Analyst  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

I worked at NewStar Financial

Pros

Great Modeling Experience
Associates are good mentors and support
Middle Management supportive and willing to discuss important issues
Good location

Cons

Senior Management lacks talent to excel
Old boys club atmosphere perpetuates poor behavior and minimal advancement opportunities for women
If you are not willing to socialize every week and go out with coworkers, will not get ahead

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more feedback to employees
Provide more career advancement and training seminars
Allow employees to meet with senior management regularly

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewStar Financial

    Pros

    Opportunity to see deal flow and gain similar skill sets of that of the bulge brackets. You are surrounded by smart people.

    Cons

    Lack of clear communication from management. It can be a bit of a sweat shop due to lack of support if you happen to be in a branch office location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you plan to branch out to ancillary cities, be sure to equip those locations with an analyst or two. Also, don't be too quick to branch out as you did for purposes or portraying a national company for the IPO.

    Approves of CEO
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    Humbling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NewStar Financial

    Pros

    -Environment
    -401K
    -Flexibility
    -Expansion of knowledge and learning from others

    Cons

    -Pay Grade
    -Hours, stay because "others" are staying
    -Communication from Upper Management is lacking

    No opinion of CEO
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