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“Lincoln is a tremendous place to start a career as it provides unique opportunities for personal and professional development to all employees..." -- Peter B.
Lincoln International is all about providing outstanding service and outcomes for our clients and great careers for our staff. Key to our achieving these goals is outperforming our competitors. Key to outperforming is our culture of excellence, entrepreneurship, teamwork, integration and integrity.
Our strategy for outperforming even our best competitors is to evaluate and engineer the right mix of entrepreneurism and team work in each and every situation. In summary, Lincoln International provides superior results for our clients and better careers for our staff because we constantly apply our culture of “Using Ingenuity to Outperform”.
Lincoln International also strives to provide support to those in need through community involvement and contribution. Our regular efforts at The Greater Chicago Food Depository are geared towards helping a great organization that distributed 64 million pounds of food and fresh produce to those in need, last year alone. These volunteer events provide additional opportunities for us to become even closer to our community, as well as each other.
In a high growth company like Lincoln International, we find it important that all our employees have an entrepreneurial spirit. We are all deeply committed not only to the success of the firm, but the advancement of each other. In short, our unmatched and distinctive culture is at the heart of our success, as well as yours.
We have an apprenticeship approach to developing our new staff as they exit training. New bankers are staffed with professionals that understand their tenure and help them develop quickly to ensure a successful on-boarding. In addition to new-hire training, the firm also supports its employee’s continuous growth through its Continuing Education program, which consists of regular meetings hosted internally and externally on a wide-variety of job-related topics.
Aside from formal training, Lincoln International provides its employees with a number of other professional development tools that ensure your experience to be of the highest use and quality.
I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (Less than a year)
Lincoln cultivates a culture of collaboration and transparency. Senior bankers are cognizant and appreciative of the efforts of junior bankers. Peers are very sharp, hard working and supportive of each other - always willing to help / lend advice. The culture and peers make Lincoln an enjoyable place to work.
Lincoln's investment in developing its bankers is evident and plays an integral role in Lincoln's strong relationships with alumni and clients.
Despite Lincoln's impressive growth, the firm still has an entrepreneurial feel; senior management and managing directors are actively involved in processes and are highly-approachable. Exciting to be part of the growth.
Hours are long, but are manageable. As is the case with any bank, you should expect to be highly responsive outside of standard working hours. The job is definitely challenging and demanding; that being said, bankers are able to manage their hours and take time off / unwind on the weekends by effectively communicating with their deal teams and leveraging the expertise of peers to enhance efficiencies.
Lincoln cares for the well-being of its people and takes the steps to proactively address the hours and stress that inevitably occur in investment banking.
Advice to Management
Continue to invest in employee compensation / development and protect Lincoln's established culture - it truly differentiates Lincoln from the pack.
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Lincoln International (Chicago, IL) in September 2017.
I had a standard 30-minute on-campus interview and super day two days after. The super day had five interviews with a break in the middle and a lunch following. I was asked all the standard behavioral and technical questions; they were mostly looking for fit.