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  1. "Compliance Intern"

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

    I worked at Advent International as an intern

    Pros

    Really solid career guidance within the company.

    Cons

    Hard to have career growth in private equity


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Private equity associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advent International full-time

    Pros

    - great culture, especially in the sharky world of private equity funds. this place is mostly filled with very smart, nice people who will vouch for you
    - respect for work/life balance. Of course in crunch times you are expected to step up but that is private equity

    Cons

    - in the last years they have started becoming more of a bulge bracket and less of a growth equity fund, and lost their edge especially in the exciting technology / growth plays because of their minimum $100m equity check requirement (which is really more like $200-$300 now)
    - very difficult to get promoted from associate all the way up, but again that is true at most funds

  3. "Best place to work on the industry..."

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

    I have been working at Advent International full-time

    Pros

    Culture is awesome. Great work atmosphere. Flat organization, encourages all team members to speak up and be heard. Deal team works really well with management teams of portfolio companies. Senior folks don't take themselves too seriously. Humble, listen to operating partners, CEOs, investors. Investment track record is second to none. Totally aligned with fund investors.

    Cons

    People at Advent are super committed to their work, and to their portfolio companies. Better work life balance than most firms but the industry is demanding and not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Endeavor to make the next 30 years as successful as the last 30.


  4. "Managing Partner"

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

    I have been working at Advent International full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate culture, drive for continuous improvement and empowerment

    Cons

    No cons. It's a 24/7/52 job!


  5. "Great place to work...feel blessed!"

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

    I have been working at Advent International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Terrific culture. Great people driven by strong sense of purpose and values. Everyone from top to bottom is committed to providing a strong/ supportive environment to learn, grow, and take risks. Also, terrific work/life balance. Very open, collaborative, and academically honest culture. Everyone is working together for collective success.

    Cons

    Some times limited communication on events taking place within the broader firm.
    Stressful at times given the nature of the industry and considerable pressure to simultaneously balance lots of demands.

    Advice to Management

    Think hard about managing growth. The firm has had a meteoric rise over the past 10 years so important to place emphasis on laying the right foundations to continue such expansion.


  6. "Well Balanced, High Performance Global Private Equity"

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

    I have been working at Advent International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, collegial culture. Global scale (13 offices, $35 billion of capital, 350 employees) but also entrepreneurial at the same time. Senior leadership has planned ahead and dealt with succession issues and encouraged sustainable development of the business for the long term.
    On a relative basis for deal environments (private equity, investment banking) the work life balance over the long run is quite reasonable.

    Cons

    Decision making at times could be more transparent


  7. "Fast paced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned everything from working so closely to the Creative Director. Great hands-on experience.

    Cons

    rate of pay was less than market rate.

  8. "Large buyout firm"

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

    Pros

    Good reputation, great international culture, in line with the industry compensation and results oriented

    Cons

    Very long hours, lack of work life balance, poor employee management


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Advent"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Developer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Advent International as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    compensation, full paid health care and dental

    Cons

    no paid parking in downtown boston


  10. "Growing company that seems employee focused and many opportunities down the road"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Effective business management and employee focused

    Cons

    they are bursting at the seems and need more effective office space