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Blackmore Partners Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Had various access to connections in private equity and different industries (in 17 reviews)

  • You interact and are constant communication with Private equity firms, investment banks, and C- level executives (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Unpaid internship and no benefits provided to cover the daily expenses of the interns (in 10 reviews)

  • It is full-time unpaid internship (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "M&A intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - M&A Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - M&A Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blackmore Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people's are kind, you can learn a lot from this internship, it's a great first step for entering M&A industry or serving as a PE advisor, it's great to work for part-time job, Director is responsible and work hard

    Cons

    Not so much work, unpaid


  2. "Marketing Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great way to get an introduction into the world of private equity, especially if you are curious about how PE Firms or lower mid level companies work.

    Cons

    I would have liked to work with a wider variety of marketing techniques, but of course the nature of their clients restricts the amount of marketing that is actually effective.


  3. "M&A Analyst Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - M&A Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - M&A Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blackmore Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - multicultural work environment.
    - diverse backgrounds of colleagues, makes learning accessible and easy.
    - Great door into the PE World ( was able to keep with interviews with other PE firms )
    - Meeting C-level executives and PE firms opens up gateway to potential career opportunities.

    Cons

    - sometimes to much tasks are given with out priority.
    - different teams some times miscommunicate making it hard to complete tabs


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  5. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blackmore Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great place for finance and accounting students to get hands-on experience in investment banking and private equity industry
    - Get to know the professional working environment, how to answer phone calls, what your employers expect from you, how to adapt to a new environment, how to work with people effectively, etc.
    - Since this is a small size company, you can get your hands in many teams if you're proactive to learn and serious about your career path. Don't be discouraged at the beginning if this is not a place for you. Give yourself time to grow and adapt to the new environment.
    - Be proactive to seek out other opportunities while working here

    Cons

    - unpaid 6-month internship. Feel like I do not making any money after graduation.
    - small office
    - office hours from 8-5
    - too many politics going on in the office


  6. "An opportunity to start private equity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - M&A Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - M&A Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blackmore Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good start for private equity. Had various access to connections in private equity and different industries. The firms hosts unique conference for private equity firms and executives, and it is a great opportunities to get to know those people.

    Cons

    People need to have self-discipline

    Advice to Management

    On board training program can be more organized in the future.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good opportunity for people looking to get good experince"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackmore Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good exp, great career ops, networking oppotunities

    Cons

    Soft people will not last because of tough management

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring people that don't speak english


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunity If You Want to Learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deal Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Deal Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blackmore Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had worked for three months as a deal assistant intern in Blackmore Partner. This intern position provided a wide exposure included deal sourcing, CRM management, research, quantitative & qualitative analysis, and communications with C-Suit managers &PEGs. There were also many resources here that you could learn the private equity industry as an insider and build your own network as well.

    This experience also helped me land to my next job. I was grateful for everything this opportunity brought me.

    Cons

    The company worked mainly on the early stage of the M&A deals, so it took times to receive a big progress. Many people would lose motivations as they can't see the result.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full-time paid employees to build consistency of the deal flows


  9. Helpful (4)

    "M&A analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You can get basic understanding of how PE world works (like types of transactions, what PEGs are looking for, etc.). Also, for recent graduates it's a good place to learn how to do research, power point presentations and other stuff. Networking events can also help you to find you next paid job.

    Cons

    Being an unpaid intern isn't very appealing and sometimes it causes the lack of motivation. But here you have to create you own motivation, no one will do it for you. So get as much as possible from this internship and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Do the training sessions about financial modeling, analysis.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "M&A ANALYST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blackmore Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No Pros to be honest. You can make phone calls everyday or check linkedin for the managers.

    Cons

    Bad treatment. You barely learned something. The boss just didn't care about the interns. Interns get no payment.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay anyone who works for you. Please respect them. Please care about them.

    Blackmore Partners Response

    Sep 28, 2015 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback! As you noted, you get what you put into it. There is a reason we only added the three month summer internship to accept in-school students this year, to help the higher ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Do Not Work Here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blackmore Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the interns are kind of cool, there really is not much else I can say in terms of positives. Really the fact the other people I worked with got me through this place. Otherwise it is something to put on the resume.

    Cons

    i remember several occasions the CEO would swear and yell at other interns, absolutely not professional behavior. Especially for people who work for you for free.

    I really did not learn anything in this internship and as far as networking to a new position- everyone I worked with that moved on to something better got the positions outside of this place. It really seemed very exploitive of an intership.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your workers with respect and possibly consider paying them something


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