Thomas Weisel Partners

  www.tweisel.com
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Good overall place to work; acquired by Stifel Financial in 2010

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Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Thomas Weisel Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Had great entrepreneurial spirit in early days. People could really carve out their own space and go out and generate business. More challenging days after 2001.

Cons

Has a reputation for being a cut-throat place, which I didn't think was entirely fair. I was always treated evenly and given opportunity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing to add now that company has been acquired.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thomas Weisel Partners

    Pros

    Decent lifestyle balance if you are on the right team. Good place to learn the basics of financial statement analysis, stock selection, and to learn about an industry. Great offices

    Cons

    Compensation has fallen well behind peers. Sometimes you can get stuck as a research associate with not much career advancement opportunity within the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to pay people that have put in their time The company feels as though the research associate position is easy to fill, and therefore does not feel like it is necessary to pay them well. People have been angry about President's salary for years-he should lead by example and take a paycut

    No opinion of CEO
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    Running on Empty

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Thomas Weisel Partners

    Pros

    Name recognition is good. Headquarters in San Francisco. Boutique size firm. There are pockets of intelligent, hard working people within the firm.

    Cons

    Disconnect between upper management and front lines. Management decisions concerning growth opportunities and direction of firm are questionable. Small market capitalization inhibits ability to compete with larger rivals. Lack of IPO's over the last two years has highlighted TWPG's dependence on deal flow. Th

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unwind the horrendous Westwind Partners deal and get back to core competancies...trading stocks and investment banking. TWPG spent way too much capital for near nothing in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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