Rothschild Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Nigel Higgins and Olivier PĂ©coux
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Pros
  • Boutique atmosphere, challenging work, good deal flow (in 4 reviews)

  • En 6 mois de stage, on travaille sur tous les secteurs possibles et imaginables (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • chez Lazard pour la meme quantite de travail et les memes horaires (in 3 reviews)

  • Long working hours, some poor middle management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Excellent!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rothschild

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

    Pros

    -Great employees
    -Superior office culture
    - Highly reputable company

    Cons

    -Little responsibility for entry level employees

  2. Great learning experience but long term career prospects are challenging

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rothschild full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smaller boutique bank life-style with all cash compensation

    Cons

    Not in the right teams can be detrimental. Tension between M&A and restructuring divisions is omnipresent

    Advice to Management

    Wean away over dependence on industrial, A&D coverage teams in US.

  3. First Rate Advisory Boutique, North America catching up with Europe

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Rothschild full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Demanding, development oriented culture with very global network; very collegial, team oriented and entrepreneurial environment

    Cons

    Pay tends to be below street; some seniors try to take a more laid back approach on the back of juniors - this is being adressed, however

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on building North America - Firm fighting below its weight here

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  5. Rothschild USA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture (for investment banking)
    Strong M&A franchise worldwide
    Bonus is paid in cash
    Deferred compensation not a huge issue
    US office has had strong 2 years

    Cons

    Same issue as most boutiques - not a clear path to MD, no "house accounts" that get passed on to younger MDs, not the most generous bank of the street when it comes to comp, lack of resources and capital markets is challenging sometimes

  6. M&A intern at Rothschild

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    Current Intern - M&A Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - M&A Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rothschild as an intern

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, exposure to senior managers and work on very hot topics

    Cons

    Long hours, weak teamwork, not enough outings

    Advice to Management

    Do it

  7. Run of the mill....Nothing special, too much hype for nothing!

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rothschild full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location. Some of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Old school. Update strategy and then hire those who can implement. Update skillset of HR and other professionals. Review what you offer so you can attract talented and stop being so aloof with potential folks that can drive the business especially when you have nothing to back it up. streamline your processes because you're losing good people. Try transparency and open the channels of communication. Develop career paths for employees so they stay.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, develop your talent, try accessibility, get rid of some of the unnecessary hurdles to getting good candidates from the outside and projects completed. Actually BE a partner.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Super long hours with good people

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Rothschild full-time

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

    Pros

    Despite being an investment bank, the people were generally very good and took a genuine interest in helping you grow. Egos weren't as big of an issue as they are elsewhere

    Cons

    The hours are long - no way around that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  9. Investment banking analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Rothschild full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture and fast pace working environment
    Good pay
    Lean deal teams allows for greater responsibility for junior team members

    Cons

    The hours are crazy, but typical for Investment Banking
    The name is not as well known in the U.S. as it is internationally

  10. A global investment bank with a boutique feel

    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Private firm providing advice only, no products to sell. Strong client relationships, independent spirit, global bend. Growing into one-firm spirit. Access to senior bankers and clients from early on. Cash compensation (no stock)

    Cons

    Lacks the breadth and reach of "bulge bracket" competitors. Little transparency and questionable decision making. Professional development an open question.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate. Admit mistakes and be held accountable. Develop a clear strategy. Create proper incentives

  11. Rothschild

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Rothschild

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small firm so more responsibility on deal teams

    Cons

    Senior Mangement lacking in talent

    Advice to Management

    M&A side of business needs to be better organized

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