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Blackmore Partners Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Great networking opportunities with senior C-Level executives and PE firms (in 11 reviews)

  • There were also many resources here that you could learn the private equity industry as an insider and build your own network as well (in 20 reviews)

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

  • No pay, Managing Director is unfamiliar with interns at any given time (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good for Fledgling"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackmore Partners full-time

    Pros

    1. Multi-culture and strong communication working area.
    2. Get experience in PE industry.
    3. Networking with PE, C-level executives and the great colleagues.

    Cons

    1. Unpaid.
    2. Some work is simple and daily routine job.


  2. "Review from a 3-month intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blackmore Partners full-time

    Pros

    - Gain a huge exposure on the private equity industry
    - Diverse and family-like working environment
    - Get opportunity to manage your own project according to your department
    - Networking opportunities to C-level execs and management staffs

    Cons

    - Unpaid
    - Take time to learn for those who don't know much about PE industry
    - The training program seems disorganized and can't be changed that much

    Advice to Management

    Try to recruit and pay new employees for the growth of the Chicago office, get more feedback from current & past interns about the 1-week training program, which can be improved

  3. "Waste of time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart interns and good all round people

    Cons

    Not a PE shop and false business model


  4. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support to get into the Private equity industry\
    You never get bored because there are new challenges everyday.

    Cons

    Needs more organization
    Communication improvement is needed

    Advice to Management

    Keep on supporting your teams.

    Blackmore Partners Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We will work on our communication and improve on our organization.


  5. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackmore Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for...

    Cons

    A flag vs. a con, fast pace, high demand

    Advice to Management

    consider flex hour program

    Blackmore Partners Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We greatly appreciate it and we will consider the flex hour program.


  6. "Digital Marketing Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn the Private Equity Industry.
    Corporate Style work environment.
    Network with C-level executives.
    Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    The company needs better structure.
    This job is very demanding not for the soft kind.

    Blackmore Partners Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We greatly appreciate your advice. Management is working on improving the culture and structure of the organization.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Analyst"

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    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.

    Blackmore Partners Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We greatly appreciate it. The nature of the business is always changing and the variety of marketing techniques will be in demand.

  8. "M&A intern"

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    • 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

    Blackmore Partners Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We greatly appreciate it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it gives you good experience

    Cons

    it is god awfully unstructured and terrible

    Blackmore Partners Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! The structure of the organization is introduced on the first day of your internship. Training and support is provided from management. All interns have a general training... More


  10. "M&A Analyst Intern"

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    • 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

    Blackmore Partners Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback! We greatly appreciate it. Communication is critical for completing tasks and priority is assigned to each task.


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