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AGC Partners Reviews

Updated December 21, 2016
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Pros
  • AGC Partners offers a great internship program that provides valuable exposure to the investment banking industry (in 21 reviews)

  • Great deal flow, great access to partners and project managers and strong exit opportunities (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard work and long hours but it's not too bad (in 14 reviews)

  • Investment banking is not for everyone (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an intern at AGC, you are thrown into the mix right away, working alongside analysts on whitepapers and deals. The exposure to partners and the technology sectors they deal with is tremendous. AGC has a strong team atmosphere that makes coming into work a pleasure.

    Cons

    Long hours. The internship is what you make of it. Make sure you get involved with your mentor.


  2. ""Hard Charging" Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AGC Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and build out your network. As intense of a company that it is, it is still encouraged to let your hair down.

    Cons

    I personally enjoy working in a fast pace environment, but at times the motivational driver is fear rather than the pride of doing a good job.


  3. "Everything you expect and more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The experience of interning with AGC is, in a word, dynamic. Even with a finance background, the work was as compelling as it was challenging. Building comprehensive set of profiles weekly to support analysts and partners demand people who are ambitious and curious about the tech sector. But fear not! The substantive training program definitely prepares you for the high volume of hands-on live deal experience which in many ways surpasses that of larger firms. This is invaluable for anyone wanting to get a toe into the ibanking waters. The caveat to this is that you will get out what you put in. Expect to be proactive if you have any questions.
    The ‘dynamic’ experience presents itself in the culture and the people at AGC. My time was characterized less by the hours, which are standard for a leading investment bank, but by the interactions with the team members. Most coming from backgrounds of collegiate sports, the team defines “work hard, play hard”, operating autonomously but willing to lend a hand if you ask for it. Expect to commit real time into this internship and enjoy down to earth social outings on Thursday and Friday nights. Dress is business casual for those who are curious.

    Additional perks include the gym and showers, located on the floor. Most people at the office work out in the evenings, which really reflects the work-life balance at the firm. The location also lends itself for great lunch walks to the local food trucks just outside which is a plus.
    Ultimately, the dynamic nature of the industry and of its people make AGC a great place to start a career, only limited by the hours you want to put in and the questions you want to ask.

    Cons

    Obviously the hours are long, but having a gym on the floor means that you can better balance both your work and personal fitness. But even as an intern (7:45am to 8pm) you're not putting as many hours as an analyst (usually 8:30am to 11pm) so relatively it's not bad at all.

    Advice to Management

    Would've loved to spend more time with the Partners and Analysts. Understandably, they are were all incredibly busy managing active deals.


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  5. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    You get exposure to the deal process and have access to experienced partners on a daily basis, which makes for a great learning experience. You are given ownership of relevant tasks for the bank, which makes you learn about the tech industry very fast. The team is great and full of smart people.

    Cons

    Long hours and tight deadlines


  6. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Live deal exposure. Weekly training seminars. Analyst mentor. Interns receive a high level of responsibility quickly.

    Cons

    The hours are tough. Be aware of what you are signing up for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AGC Partners full-time

    Pros

    It is really amazing place to start your career. You will get a lot of support from colleagues and your mentor. Although I just work here, I love the culture, environment and people easily. I am sure it will be a great learning opportunity in your life.

    Cons

    The internship duration is too short. I hope to stay for a longer time.


  8. "Great Experience"

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

    Pros

    Tremendous exposure on a daily basis to the deal execution process, technology executives, broad range of investors, corporate strategy and innovative technology products/markets. Very tight-knit junior banking team for such a competitive environment and the ambitious employees understand the importance of work hard / play hard attitude when the work requires an incredible time commitment.

    Cons

    Long hours, with stressful and time-sensitive situations.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with here at AGC are awesome. You immediately have a close group of colleagues and friends which helps during the long hours in the office.

    Cons

    The hours are definitely long but that comes with the territory. The time spent is worth the experience and the individual growth.


  10. "great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have really enjoyed my time at AGC, the employees are hard working and very helpful when you are having a little trouble with your work. The whole team gets along really well and they definitely like to have fun, but when there is work that needs to get done, that is their first priority. They are very passionate about what they do. I am very happy that I got to experience working for AGC.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours but it's not too bad


  11. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, good company culture and very motivated employees. Interns were highly valued and contributed to the company.

    Cons

    Long hours and work that caused more stress than reward.



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