ROTH Capital Partners

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ROTH Capital Partners Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
11 Reviews
3.5
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    As an intern, I am completely satisfied with my experience. If you love what you do, this is the place to be.

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    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ROTH Capital Partners as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I got to do reserve estimation, stuff that I love.
    I got free lunch from my boss everytime. I swear. Plus he is such a cool guy he gives me permission to work from home sometimes. The HR guys are good too.

    Cons

    The salary for interns should be increased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a good place to work. I guess every employee will only look at this company as a stepping stone to another company unless the compensation is increased.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love the environment, some lazy individuals but also some willing to help!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ROTH Capital Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Depends on what department you're in, but lots of fun, exciting people. Many marketing events to attend, great networking base, small family environment.

    Cons

    Underpaid, departments should be integrated, should have training programs to mold new hires for growth opportunities, take advantage of young workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REMOVE PROBLEM EMPLOYEES! If the consensus is that a employee is causing tension in the workplace - remove them and find a better replacement. Need more organization and less lazy individuals. INTEGRITY SHOULD BE BETTER.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Relaxed atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at ROTH Capital Partners

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere, nice location, nice office. They also throw sick conferences every year in Dana Point. All in all, it's a pretty decent place to work and it holds a good presence in California.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than street, there's a very obvious divide in culture between IBD and the rest of the firm. A good amount of turnover from people either getting fired or leaving for other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe pay more or find some direction for the firm now that China isn't a thing anymore.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    fun place to work but very low compensation

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    Former Employee - Vice President Investment Banking in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Investment Banking in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at ROTH Capital Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    fun working environment. you will learn a lot if you're newer to the industry

    Cons

    terrible compensation. investment banking analysts, associates, and VPs are paid a tiny fraction (30%ish) of what you can make at more mainstream firms. a lot of the hard working people who drive the success in the firm are paid peanuts. top management tries to keep all the money from themselves and is always looking for a way to get their hands in your pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more. youre retention will be much higher

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investment Banking Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ROTH Capital Partners

    Pros

    Great environment and awesome people to work under

    Cons

    I did not find the intern work very stimulating or educational

  7.  

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ROTH Capital Partners

    Pros

    Fun environment and great location. Employees are given as much responsibility as they can handle. Everyone is nice and eager to help. Great work experience

    Cons

    Get up at 5 a.m.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    overall good experience, very flat structure and easy to standout because talent is limited

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    Current Employee - Institutional Sales in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Institutional Sales in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at ROTH Capital Partners full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    mgmt does not micro manage. you come and go as you please. decent pay outs compared to the street.

    Cons

    small cap product which is often illiquid; buyside is looking for the opposite: larger market cap and liquidity
    investment bankers and research analysts do very limited due dilligence, sometimes none at all
    they do not strive to improve themselves
    they are considered a deal shop, but will not pay up for talented bankers
    quality of companies/deals are horrendous and many are frauds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    each department needs a real manager who is motivated to implement change. sales & research especially.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The workload is significant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at ROTH Capital Partners

    Pros

    nice location and professional, structured working environment

    Cons

    little interaction among co-workers, low pay

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Skip it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at ROTH Capital Partners

    Pros

    Great location, mostly good people.

    Cons

    Misses out on the meritocracy part of investment banking. Too political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency needed. Ex-China, firm hasn't grown in a decade despite huge market opportunity and decade long run in its specialty, small cap stocks. Seems the top dogs would much rather 90% of a small pie instead of a a slightly smaller portion of a much bigger pie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Boutique culture at a boutique investment bank

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ROTH Capital Partners

    Pros

    Fun corporate culture, company is willing to give you as much responsibility and exposure as you can handle, flat organizational structure that gives you access to the entire company.

    Cons

    Below market pay because management feels there is a significant intangible value to living in Southern California vs SF or NYC.

    Investment banking department is the highest on the totem pole and receives most of the capital resources for employees, travel, etc. Other departments (sales, research) seem to be viewed as a necessary evil and compensated as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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