Houlihan Lokey
3.6 of 5 38 reviews
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Houlihan Lokey Co-CEO Scott Beiser

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat corporate culture, treats employees well

    ConsLack of upward mobility, most people stay at the same level for years

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive all employees the same opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart people, great environment

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prostop of street pay, ability to climb ladder if good

    Conslong-hours, you sometimes get stuck working with certain people

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more clarity on promortion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed bag of good and bad.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsYou learn great modeling skills, and best business practices in terms of internal and external communication and workflow process management. The experience you gain can set you up very well after just a couple years because you've developed skill sets that are very valuable to the market. You can use this to get your foot in the door of companies with vastly different profiles. Oh yeah, and great pay compared to most jobs at least.

    ConsYou're a slave and have no life. Your managers are mean and they have no respect for your time. You are expected to feign excited interest and act in sycophantic ways in order to gain favor. Independent thinking is not frowned upon just acknowledged and ultimately dismissed. Also, you don't get to enjoy the salary as much as you'd like because your always working. Oh yeah...you're always working!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's a churn and burn employment model so high turnover should be expected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall pretty good experience especially for an entry level finance job in New York.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPretty decent culture. HLHZ treats employees very fairly. I feel I was well compensated for the time I put in.

    ConsPretty boring and often grueling workload. I had a lot of grunt work and even after 2 and a half years there, I never had much chance to do anything very substantive. I also tried numerous times to get outside training through business courses at local universities and was not supported by upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would have stayed with my team longer if I had received some more substantial training and saw real opportunities for advancement. I ended up leaving because I got sick of doing the exact same tasks quarter after quarter in spite of efforts to learn more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people and friendly environment

    Constend to work long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Watch your back

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Pros- Great working hours
    - Mostly great people
    - Willingness to utilize newer technology

    Cons- CIO like to play bad cop good cop (him being bad).
    - Some employees will do anything to advance (watch your back)
    - Developers keeping their code/application knowledge close to them self.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are terrific and the work environment is the best around. The LA office moved a couple of years ago into a completely remodeled location. Great views, open concept, nice work stations.

    ConsToo many Chiefs and not enough American Indians. Juniors work long hours and many weekends. Need to work on ways to provide better worklife balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo many committees floating around that it's hard to keep up with all the ideas and initiatives. They are all terrific concpts, but should think about how we corral them in so the proper implementation can occur.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good stable company with good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company to work at. The work keeps you busy enough that you are usually engaged the whole day.

    ConsNo cons really to list here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good company to work

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsOnce established, flexibility is great. Bonuses are higher than average.

    ConsPromotions are given to employees randomly and at times make no sense at all. Bankers are over-worked. Corporate depts are not treated equally within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at the list of the best companies to work for and read why they are on the list. HL should strive to do better for their employees. They certainly can afford to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing at warp speed

    Senior Vice President (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsStrong sponsor coverage effort, strong restructuring franchise and growing middle market M&A platform.

    ConsSome of the industry groups were known for their overly aggressive cultures. Uneven talent throughout the organization. Some of the people were excellent and others mediocre.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring good people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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