Lincoln International

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Lincoln International Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    An outstanding experience both personally and professionally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time

    Pros

    The best part about working at Lincoln has to be the fact that I have had an outstanding investment banking experience. I have a meaningful impact on the transactions that I work on and know that I am an integral part of the team. I have had a great technical experience while being able to speak on a day-to-day basis with C-level executives at companies.

    Cons

    It is still an investment bank, so if you know that you will be working hard going in there really is not much to complain about.

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  2.  

    Incredibly Friendly Staff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The compensation you get doesn't vary much depending upon where you go. The office culture and the people you work with certainly do. I have researched and spoken with people at dozens of other banks and no one came off as genuine or was helpful as the people at Lincoln.

    Cons

    Work load, like in any investment-banking internship, can be overwhelming at times.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Busy and fast-paced with a great culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are constantly learning and being challenged, but the senior bankers take a real interest in your development. It is also a very family friendly firm, which is a rarity in investment banking. Bankers are encouraged to manage their time in order to achieve a sustainable work/life balance

    Cons

    There is extremely high deal flow which can be a bit overwhelming at first, and make training seem insufficient. This is effectively mitigated by the commitment of senior bankers to avail themselves to junior bankers throughout the process and answer questions, offer coaching etc

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  5.  

    Lincoln International is a place to invest your professional time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lincoln International is an employer that cares about the professional growth of its employees. You are given a significant amount of responsibility that will challenge you and your skills. Ultimately this will lead to your development and progression through the organization. Lastly, the firm hires high quality people, fostering a fun and collegial environment.

    Cons

    As an investment bank, Lincoln International is certainly a demanding place to work. Expectations are high but there is significant reward.

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  6.  

    Unparalleled Experience with a Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fantastic access to senior bankers and to the firm's clients - even at an early stage in the analyst career
    - Senior bankers take a strong interest in junior bankers' personal and professional development
    - Very flat culture - strong culture of transparency and respect
    - Opportunity to grow with the firm
    - Compensation is on par with the market...but work / life balance is considerably better than other banks

    Cons

    - It is still an investment bank...which means long hours
    - Some groups are better to work for than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and strong growth! Work on consistency between the various groups and senior bankers.

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    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Outstanding culture and a great place to build your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Very collegial culture
    - Significant exposure to senior bankers
    - High level of responsibility on all deals
    - Emphasis on employee retention and Analyst to Associate promotion
    - Strong deal flow
    - Unmatched global platform in the middle market

    Cons

    May not be the bulge bracket brand name that some are looking for out of school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain the outstanding culture at the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Lincoln International Response

    Apr 28, 2014Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled to read your positive comments about the Lincoln culture and workplace.

  8.  

    Great experience and opportunity for professional growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The assignments are interesting and challenging and provide significant opportunity for professional growth. The culture is unique, collaborative and very entrepreneurial. There is significant opportunity to work directly with upper-level management at private equity firms and private companies. In addition, compensation at Lincoln is competitive.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a continuing challenge; however, this is no different than any other investment banking role at the Associate level. The schedule is very unpredictable, and there are very high expectations and aggressive timelines driven by demanding private equity clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is group specific, but the Debt Advisory Group could benefit from a deeper bench of junior banker resources. This would create more capacity and ability to absorb any turnover or unforeseen circumstances among the team.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Lincoln International Response

    Apr 28, 2014Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Lincoln International! We were glad to see your comments on the culture and exposure you get to senior bankers and clients.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great middle-market bank with strong international and domestic growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - People-focused culture that values relationships, face to face interactions, and strong internal networks
    - Abundant opportunities to work and interact with senior leadership
    - Impressive growth in recent years has created a lot of opportunities for self-starters to accelerate their career

    Cons

    - Little inter-office interaction, especially for locations outside of the U.S.
    - Some internal processes not as standardized as they should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to incentivize career investments and superior performance at the junior levels
    - Explore the possibility of international rotations to strengthen our international capabilities and overall knowledge of markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lincoln provides the best possible work environment to learn, develop, and excel as a junior investment banker.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Senior management genuinely cares about your personal development. Lincoln provides its junior bankers an ample and diverse set of deal experiences, allowing you to work on engagements from start to finish. For an investment bank, Lincoln respects work / life balance as much as possible given the demands of client service. Partners manage the company for growth and not for the last penny. The firm still embodies an entrepreneurial spirit and encourages employees to take on new initiatives.

    Cons

    Lincoln is still emerging as a brand and therefore name recognition is still growing as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the same focus on growth and acquiring new talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Lincoln International Response

    Apr 28, 2014Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on Lincoln! We were glad to hear your positive comments on deal experience and the professional development activities at the firm.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lincoln provides a challenging and supportive environment to develop and refine both technical and soft skills.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lincoln's culture is collegial and supportive, where the people take an interest in your personal development; senior bankers are approachable, mentoring relationships are fostered from the time you join the firm and the camaraderie developed among junior bankers makes for a more enjoyable experience. When you genuinely like the people in the firm, work feels a little less like "work".

    Rather than maintaining a strict set of duties for each role, Lincoln encourages analysts to take on additional responsibilities as they progress and feel more comfortable. This allows for a higher level of client interaction, opportunities to work directly with senior bankers and a means to continue learning throughout your time as an analyst.

    You are given responsibility and begin making valuable contributions immediately in both technical and client management aspects of the transaction process. In my first 6 months with the firm, I have led the creation of important marketing materials, communicated with company CEOs and private equity firm partners and made calls to potential acquirers.

    Cons

    As with any investment bank, you should be prepared to work long hours. Although people at Lincoln are generally understanding and respectful of your time, you must be willing to commit to the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to protect the culture you have created at Lincoln--it is truly what makes this firm unlike any other investment bank.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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