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Centerview Partners Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. "Best place to do IB"

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

    I worked at Centerview Partners full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, smart people and prepares you well

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours but that's basically the case for all banks


  2. "CVP in nutshell"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    By far the best comp in the industry.
    If you want to be a career banker, no other place can compete.

    Cons

    No weekend policy can mean long stretches lasting several days / weeks without a break.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in handling HR-related issues and balancing work load equally across all junior employees (have more serious consequences for free riders).

  3. "Summer Analyst"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Centerview Partners as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing teams, great culture, young office, tons of social events,

    Cons

    Informal review system, can get stuck with a bad team, long, long hours


  4. "Summer Intern -- Given Offer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture. Great exposure. Good deal flow.

    Cons

    Long hours some weeks, other weeks not so bad. Be prepared to work at anytime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive down to earth culture. Don't stretch your analysts too thin.


  5. "Centerview"

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

    I worked at Centerview Partners full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay. Nice Office. Great Location.

    Cons

    Long Hours. No Corporate Structure.


  6. "only place i would do IB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centerview Partners full-time

    Pros

    Smart sharp people, interesting work / clients, compensation

    Cons

    Work/life balance (but in-line with or better than other banks)


  7. "Only place to be in banking"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centerview Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Deal experience is top class (Fortune 500)
    Senior team exposure, lean teams
    Client exposure
    Culture top class
    Punches above its weight (competes with all major elite bulge brackets)
    Employees first - treats its employees well
    Strong (and young) leadership

    Cons

    Small company lends itself to a very specific type of person - nowhere to hide
    Brand name outside of finance is weak
    Benefits are barebone

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Boutique Bank (review is for NYC based M&A adviser, not affiliated PE funds)"

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

    I worked at Centerview Partners full-time

    Pros

    Big deals, smart people, order of magnitude better pay than peers.

    Cons

    Lots of non-deal related client work (retained, not pitches), also order of magnitude worse hours than peers (although growth > hiring issue when I was there, somewhat better now).

    Advice to Management

    Don't lower standards with growth. Flip side, don't think the kind of retention you are striving for is possible, even with golden handcuffs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience but hard work"

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

    Pros

    - Boutique ibank with a great reputation and great pay

    Cons

    - Longer hours than ibanking at Goldman


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Aanalyst"

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centerview Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to excel in a very competitive environment, great pay,fun team

    Cons

    Some weeks were just too demanding. One week I worked about 125-130 hours

    Advice to Management

    Try to ease up on the hours. Sometimes it's just impossible to keep up. Job takes up 99% of your life.