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AGC Partners Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • AGC Partners offers a great internship program that provides valuable exposure to the investment banking industry (in 22 reviews)

  • High Deal Flow, with Loads of Deal work (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Long Hours: This comes with the territory and you know it before you sign up, but weeks are 55 hours on the low end (in 16 reviews)

  • Investment banking is not for everyone (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Boutqiue IB Experience"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My time at AGC Partners has been both rewarding and challenging from day one. The boutique nature of the firm meant interns were immediately given serious responsibility and challenged to contribute in meaningful ways from day one. Early projects were focused around generating thoughtful research pieces about the technology sector and the players involved, which allowed for us to develop a working knowledge of the current market factors in the technology space. As we became more comfortable with the ins and outs of banking the interns were then assigned to live deals and we worked alongside our analyst mentors to help project managers and partners with the deal process. Interns became true members of the team and were utilized every step of the way from initial pitch to final closing. Each member of the team was truly valued and everyone from partner to intern is valued for their contributions. Getting to work on live deals and play an important role in the process is something that the AGC program truly excels at. Weekly training sessions ensured that we were learning the most important tools a banker needs to be successful and included both industry specific skills such as SaaS revenue forecasting and more universal tools such as LBO modeling.

    Outside of the office, the team at AGC made sure to have some fun along the way with weekly team outings at various venues in Boston, an annual client regatta and party, a company softball game, and even opportunities to go to some Red Sox games. The company’s downtown location includes a gym/shower, game room, and is easily accessible from all parts of Boston.

    Overall working at AGC this summer has been an awesome experience. While the entire firm certainly works extremely hard and the hours require substantial commitment, the team based and fast paced nature of the firm ensure that there is never a dull moment and you become truly invested in producing the best work you are capable of. I recommend this internship to anyone looking for some true insight in the world of investment banking at a firm with a focus on an interesting and highly relevant sector.

    Cons

    Long hours come with the territory and require interns to fully commit to the experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Consistently seeking feedback and looking for ways to improve, as you have done, is how the program will only continue to get stronger.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    ""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.


  4. "Everything you expect and more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    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.


  5. "Intern"

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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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    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
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    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


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