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"Unprofessional Environment"

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Former Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Dresner Partners Investment Banking full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

You have to start somewhere I guess!

Cons

Managements behavior towards all employees is very disrespectful at all times. 90% of employees would jump ship given the right opportunity this makes working there even harder. It's hard to interact with other employees because everyone there pretty much dislikes their job. Management likes to change the rules all the time.

Advice to Management

Instead of worrying about your reputation in the business you should address the very serious Human Resource issues within the company and learn to keep your employees happy. Unhappy current and/or former employees are no good in any type business.

Other Employee Reviews for Dresner Partners Investment Banking

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic environment. It's a wonder anyone does business with this company."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago (Belize)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago (Belize)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dresner Partners Investment Banking full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A job is a job, i guess?

    Cons

    Senior management steamrolls all employees. Administrative staff is treated as bottom rung and gets no respect - the bankers all despise working there and voluntary turnover was at about 90% in the two years I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Your reputation is terrible and I still hear about it three years after I've left. Making serious changes in the way you manage people would be beneficial - a little respect can go a long way. Pretend you care about the people working for you and maybe you'll retain someone for more than the two years they need on their resume.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of the few remaining independent investment banks in Chicago"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dresner Partners Investment Banking full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1, Relentless focus on the middle market.
    2. Increasingly entrepreneurial environment.
    3. Continuity of leadership since founding in 1991.

    Cons

    1. Unnecessarily burdensome administrative processes (e.g. engagement letters, confidentiality agreements).
    2. Compensation/bonus structure evolving but still room for improvement.
    3. Senior leadership should trust MDs to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in high-caliber people, pay them well, and trust them to do their job.

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