Houlihan Lokey Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Small deal teams conducive to good deal / modelling experience (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people and friendly environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Juniors work long hours and many weekends (in 6 reviews)

  • Personal life will suffer and so will your health (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and learn finance. Met some of the smartest people I know at this firm. Strong reputation.

    Cons

    Typical of IB. Long hours - seemed excessive/unnecessary at times. Hours seemed longer than they were for friends at other IBs


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time

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

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 Management

    So 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.


  3. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey

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

    Pros

    Great people and friendly environment

    Cons

    tend to work long hours


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  5. Smart people, great environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    top of street pay, ability to climb ladder if good

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clarity on promortion


  6. A great new learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing that I would consider a negative


  7. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    A lot of great, smart people in the company

    Cons

    you never know what you're going to get across groups and offices (some are definitely better than others)

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  8. Best Boutique

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team culture Pay higher than Street Awesome management Great training Internal mobility Upward mobility Welcoming firm overall Free lunch on Fridays

    Cons

    A lot of the same type of deal Not the reputation of other banks If you had a bad experience here you were probably a bad banker in the first place honestly

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work Allow more mobility between business units or integrate the culture more in general Free lunch Thursdays too perhaps?


  9. Helpful (1)

    Prestigious shop but long hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    prestigious name with good recognition across the country management is generally quite open to the opinions of juniors and respects their views good working culture and interesting deals

    Cons

    tough work / life balance like it is expected in ib not enough time left for vacations sometimes limited feedback

    Advice to Management

    The firm has hired some great talent. Focus and invest more on the building of the brand.


  10. respected firm to start career

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    training entrepreneurial kind team and helpful staff reputability

    Cons

    it system theh working hours some office equipment is dated in some offices of Houlihan Lokey

    Advice to Management

    Mentoring scheme is great as well as the books


  11. good stuff

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Intern in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    it was good and I enjoyed it

    Cons

    There are no specific cons

    Advice to Management

    watch out for good young people



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