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  1. "Prententious and Lazy Culture"

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freeman & Co. as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting higher level bankers due to the small size of the company. There is very easy access to industry veterans.

    Cons

    The culture is incessant with pretentiousness. As a summer analyst I was almost always addressed in an extremely condescending tone. The full-time analysts rest a bit on the lazy side as well and don't seem to be focused on driving the company upwards or teaching the summer analysts anything. Was assigned loads and loads of busy work. (Including interviewing the next round of intern, a process in which I am extremely unqualified for).

    Advice to Management

    Better selection of full-time analysts. The lowest level makes or breaks the company.


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    "Worst Professional Experience in 25 Years"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting "B list" players in the Investment Banking Industry

    Cons

    The founder is a millionaire who doesn't need to work, and only works to feed his ego (staying active in finance) and his hobby of racing Aston Martins.
    The (newly appointed) CEO has been with the firm since 1998 and truly tries to do the right thing (sometimes only for himself, though). One Managing Director claims to have attended Columbia Business School, but only attended for one or two semesters (in reality, he received his Masters from a Philippine university), This speaks to the level of truthfulness at the firm.
    Year end valuations are purely subjective and arbitrary - you will work your heart out and be disappointed at year end, and not understand why.
    This place has a revolving door on it - 3 or 4 people have stayed a long time, but over 25 have passed through the doors in the last ten years. Every year they hire one or 2 Associates fro good schools....who quickly leave.

    Advice to Management

    Never tell a room full of employees suggesting honest changes, "if you don't like things, there is the door."
    Over half the people in the room took the option to leave six months later.

  3. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Experience working directly with upper management.

    Cons

    Its a boutique so resources and opportunities may be limited relative to larger firms.


  4. "Great work environment & learning opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Freeman & Co. full-time

    Pros

    While some former employees have had negative experiences at Freeman, the current work environment, culture & deal flow is great. The lean deal teams allow for increased learning opportunities, professional development and access to senior bankers & clients.

    Cons

    As with any investment bank, hours are highly dependent on deals and can be quite demanding. Hours are significantly better than other banks, though.


  5. "analyst"

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

    Pros

    It is a small company that will give young employees greater exposure than larger firms.

    Cons

    It is not a top M&A advisory bank and does not get involved in high profile deals.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management understand their model and will continue to do business as is in order to maximize gains for its partners.