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Centerview Partners Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. "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)


  2. "Only place to be in banking"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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    "Great experience but hard work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Summer Aanalyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, smart individuals

    Cons

    There are long work days

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to management