Summit Partners Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Managing Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summit Partners full-time

    Pros

    Summit is a great place to work

    Cons

    I can't really think of any


  2. Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Summit Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, culture, coinvestment, nice offices, snacks

    Cons

    upward mobility, cold calling engine


  3. Lots of responsibility early on, tons of cold calling, access to top notch entrepreneurs

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great exposure and skill building.

    Cons

    Fiercely competitive and a lot of cold calling (if you don't like it that is)


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  5. Helpful (8)

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  8. Good Intern Position.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for students who recently graduated college.

    Cons

    No advance for those looking for a long term career.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more interns once they have earned experience.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good learning, very competitive

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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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