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Updated Feb 26, 2014

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    Solid experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmbitious/smart people, high energy, can learn a lot from highly successful people

    ConsLots of hours if you work as an associate. It is more of a lifestyle than a job.

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    Don't expect to be promoted here...either come as somebody or don't come at all

    Associate (Former Employee)

    Pros- Some fun people to work
    - Access to managing directors
    - High levels of responsibility

    Cons- Little promotion opportunities
    - Will take any deal to try to make a dollar
    - Questionable and incompetent management
    - Nepotism
    - Hires quickly then finds out hired too quick so layoffs are common
    - Deal Fees > Clients > Employees (unless you came from and made a name for yourself at a bulge bracket - then you are closer to the deal fee importance)

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more of a meritocracy and remove those in charge that are either an experiment or made it there based solely on connections

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosgreat office location, nice and warm coworker

    ConsHR seems like did not know what kind of person GHS needs, only follow the rules.

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    Long hours and big heads

    Institutional Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsCulture, working in an environment where there's lots of tools to learn everything you need to be successful in this buisness

    ConsArrogant, "fraternity" atmosphere is pretty standard; if you're new, you're the bottom of the barrel no matter how much experience/knowledge you have; lots of turnover

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    Big Career Mistake

    Associate (Former Employee) New Orleans, LA

    Pros> Jocular / fraternal jr. experience
    > Fun people to work with, at the jr. level
    > Drinking / bar crawl breaks mid-afternoon / mid-week when slow
    > Work hard / play hard is defined here

    ConsBank-wide Criticism
    > Nepotism on an almost outlandish level
    > Unstable platform
    > Questionable leadership
    > Under-qualified in industry niche
    > Deal / fees first, client second
    > History of questionable broker practices (see China Media Express)
    > Difficulty closing larger mandates, routinely attempt place securities w/o adequate sales coverage
    > Past clients have issued securities ultimately disruptive and costly to their capital structure
    > "A lot of the time, we're the last stop before chapter 11,"
    > "GHS, where deals go to die,"

    Jr. Level / Experience Criticism
    > Jr. bankers terminated / let go when sr. bankers unable to close deals to support P&L
    > Long hours on fruitless deals
    > Exit options almost non existent
    > Little to no credibility / "prestige"
    > Unprofessional work environment
    > If you're not from the South, uphill battle at times culturally
    > No training program for first years
    > "Working closely with MD's," is sales pitch during recruiting, very difficult dynamic in practice
    > Little to no exposure to aspects of traditional banking corporate finance sans hybrid debt deals

    Advice to jr. level person joining, keep looking or go to grad school

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove standing and reputation with prospective clients, acquire sr. talent that have report and actionable industry contacts to diversify product capability aware from costly, high risk debt / and hybrid equity mandates.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do everything twice

    Analyst (Former Employee) New Orleans, LA

    Prosflat corporate structure - lots of access to MDs

    ConsLack of professionalism and knowledge of the process, everything has to be done at least twice

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop regular protocol

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    At-Will clause.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prossmall private business. if you are viewed valuable to them, they treat you like a star.

    ConsAt-will clause allows them to let you go home without any penalty when you are viewed as no longer valuable. Zero communication from the mgmt to local offices. Flattery will work here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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