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Burgiss Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burgiss full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The location of the main office is fantastic. The work can be repetitive but meaningful, at times.

    Cons

    Management will micromanage the employees time and monitor the employee's movement. However, this could be the case with most corporate jobs.


  2. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Burgiss full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive co-workers willing to assist with any problem.

    Cons

    Product development is 15 years behind.

  3. "private equity research intern"

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

    Pros

    organized internship program. good place to start your career

    Cons

    They can do better on improving internship involvement.

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Private Equity Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company has a phenomenal culture that is extremely laid back but performance driven. Management is extremely encouraging and always willing to help with questions. I received an incredible learning experience and I encourage any potential finance professional to look into this opportunity. We were given multiple projects that all contributed to the bottom line. There was no typical "intern work" of getting coffee, filing papers, etc.

    Cons

    The analyst floor can be incredibly quiet at times.


  5. "Great Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Private Equity Research Intern in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Private Equity Research Intern in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burgiss (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Great People
    Niche Business
    Bagel Friday's, Ping Pong Table
    Prime Location
    Meaningful Work
    Exposure to Private Capital

    Cons

    Work Can Get Repetitive at Times
    Compensation Could Be Better For Interns
    Not much interaction with other employees during work hours

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation


  6. Helpful (2)

    "You Have to Earn It"

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

    I worked at Burgiss full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed company with a friendly atmosphere - ping pong table, soccer team
    Office is in a great location
    Company has stable, long-term goals
    Great work / life balance
    Management encourages self-learning and professional development (technical skills, certifications, etc.)

    Cons

    Work can be very repetitive - initiative is rewarded, but you have to be proactive
    Compensation could be higher
    Some existing employees create a negative atmosphere. This was worse years ago but most of them were either fired / quit
    Upward mobility may be limited for the average employee

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to let go of under-performing employees but be sure to better compensate the new / existing hires if you want them to stick around!


  7. "Great experience based on what you make out of it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exposure to financial statements
    Able to search and learn on your own on the job
    Ping pong table
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    Unpaid
    Monthly Stipends take too long

  8. "Data"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burgiss (More than a year)

    Pros

    An ok place for entry level professionals who are just starting their career.

    Cons

    Mundane and repetitive work.

    Advice to Management

    None - the nature of the job basically dictates management's approach.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Favoritism Affects Job Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burgiss full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility of work hours when necessary, great benefits, ping pong room, breakfast on Fridays

    Cons

    Pay not great for everyone, no room for growth, favoritism of employees greatly affects the quality of work. Management would rather promote those they like on a personal level vs those that actually know the job. This place can be miserable and difficult to work at for some people, die to management having it out for some people. Pettiness and unprofessionalism runs through many department at this company. Sad as this company has so much potential. James K. is a great man who has let his upper management destroy what Burgiss was on the inside.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing those employees that give thier all. Work on training everyone, too many people are lost and don't understand what they are doing.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "big city finance without the hassle of the big city"

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    Former Employee - Technical Operations in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Operations in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Modern tech stack. Responsive IT dept. Friendly co-workers, very easy to work with, very eager to teach and learn. Management has long-range business outlook, so the company is far more stable than competitors. Hoboken office is easily accessible by light rail, heavy rail, bus, ferry, or even plain walking. Natural light, beautiful view of NYC. 3 flavors of coffee. Bagels on Fridays.

    Cons

    No standing desks or adjustable height desks, everyone sits. It's Hoboken, so good luck driving there and finding parking.


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