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3.6
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Simon Borrows
5 Ratings
  1. "Successful Turnaround"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3i Group full-time

    Pros

    Clear vision from the leadership, comp in line with the market, good training opportunities

    Cons

    Legacy bureaucracy issues seem to still persist, overly formal at times which is surprising given the size of the team, lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on cross-divisional integration

  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3i Group full-time

    Pros

    Professional organisation with lots of development opportunities

    Cons

    None to mention at this time

  3. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at 3i Group full-time

    Pros

    Relatively okay environment to work in

    Cons

    Limited career advancement in back office functions

  4. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3i Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for with good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    I don’t have any; being listed does sometime make investments not easier

    Advice to Management

    None

  5. "Investor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 3i Group full-time

    Pros

    Quality people, energetic and driven. Good team spirit. International footprint and available capital differentiate the business in the mid market.

    Cons

    remains slightly bureaucratic from its history.

  6. "Good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at 3i Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good benefits and back office team

      Cons

      Top heavy Management and some deal team members divisive.

    • "Working at 3i in London"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at 3i Group full-time

      Pros

      Salary, bonus and share investment scheme are good. Decent training. Strong position in European private equity. As everyone says, 3i is a good firm to have on your CV. Strong senior management.

      Cons

      Work is lacking in autonomy and heavily process-driven - you have very little say in what you do or how you do it. Has the structures and bureaucracy of a large corporate, but should be a nimble small firm. Segregation of teams into silos leads to inefficiencies and frustration. Support staff not valued; skills not utilised. Too much time spent on basic or redundant tasks. Office and facilities are not great.

      Advice to Management

      Focus on results, not processes. Break down barriers between teams. Move to a smaller, nicer office.

    • "Finance"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at 3i Group

      Pros

      Good performance over last few years, clear strategy and strong share price. Some excellent and loyal people.

      Cons

      Hard to engage with management and feel like an employee rather than colleague which is odd given size.

      Advice to Management

      Focus on the people elements more.

    • "3i"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at 3i Group full-time

        Pros

        It's a great firm in my view

        Cons

        Not too many cons at the moment

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        "Finance Team"

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        Former Employee - Accountant in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at 3i Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        -Good work life balance -Bonuses above the average in middle/back office

        Cons

        -Overqualified staff -Too many layers of management for such a small organisation with such simple business - managers/directors/heads -Majority of directors have been at firm 10+ years, tend to block the development of more junior staff to secure their positions -Lots of people with 10+ experience waiting for redundancies and not very motivated/driven -Promotions are rarely based on talent/hard work recognition and...

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        Advice to Management

        Don't let directors block the development of junior staff

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