Summit Partners

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievable opportunity if you're willing to work hard and chase after it.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced work environment but you will see the best deals in the industry and be in position to win most of them. Incredible level of talent across the board.

    Cons

    Work life balance for an associate is tough, but you're typically right out of school and still have the vigor to work 100 hours a week. Will pay off though when you source your first deal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Phenomenal place to work and an exceptional group of people. Highly recommended.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, terrific organization and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Very time and labor intensive position. The sales and development aspects of the associate / senior associate role are very low yield in nature and require tremendous persistence. Definitely a "grind".

    A very competitive environment. Must have a thick skin and a strong desire to be the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the private equity and venture capital markets grow increasingly competitive it will be critical for Summit management to continue to 1) think outside of the box 2) invest in people, information resources and infrastructure and 3) out hustle the competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Great place to cut your teeth. Challenging job

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    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity
    Competitive
    Smart People
    Good Foundation to Learn
    A lot of Responsibility

    Cons

    Cut Throat Culture
    Work Like Dog

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Intern Position.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summit Partners

    Pros

    Great for students who recently graduated college.

    Cons

    No advance for those looking for a long term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more interns once they have earned experience.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning, very competitive

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Summit Partners

    Pros

    Great brand name
    Direct exposure to CEOs
    Good compensation right out of college
    Opportunity to co-invest
    High success rate getting into top MBA programs

    Cons

    Very internally competitive
    Long hours
    Cold-calling can get boring but it's most important part of job
    Questionable commitment to personal development (depending on boss)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more information sharing between people, which is implicitly discouraged because many people consider other teams the competition. Standardize training (may already have happened).

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