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Greenhill & Co. Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Greenhill & Co. Co-CEO and Director Scott L. Bok
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  1. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Greenhill & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent culture, hours, compensation, and exit opps

    Cons

    Not the best benefits package


  2. "Nothing but good things"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenhill & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot, the Greenhill brand carries a lot of weight moving forward and the organization is top heavy but culturally flat

    Cons

    None off the top of my head. Truly a fine place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep it up. This is a great shop.

  3. "Great boutique bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time

    Pros

    As an analyst had strong mentoring and develop

    Cons

    Investment banking, so long hours

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your best people


  4. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture and people; stand-out investment bank in terms of quality of people, cross-office collaboration, and analyst compensation

    Cons

    I don't have any real cons for this opportunity - perhaps more ability for analysts to stay past their two year commitment.


  5. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, top clients and best culture

    Cons

    Long hours but naturally comes with the industry


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Greenhill & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Nice group of people.
    Decent pay.
    Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Almost no 401k package for an investment bank, that is shameful.


  7. "Stairwell to Hell"

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

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Direct contact with the highest levels in the bank. Chairman is a class act. Benefit & Stock Package is pretty good. Location and offices are beautiful.

    Cons

    The culture has changed for the worse in the last few years. Greed, lack of respect for the non-pro staff, no movement for growth, blame game and the new guard doesn't care at all for its staff just $$$

    Advice to Management

    Learn to forgive & forget when staff makes mistakes. Higher raises will show the staff they are appreciated, stop letting the admn staff rule the roost. Hire a real HR department.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Learned alot, enjoyed my experience"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time

    Pros

    If you want to, you can learn a lot. Especially if you work alongside someone who is willing to communicate how things work. If you care about what you do, there is plenty of it to do and the relationships you foster because of your work ethic will have team members gravitate towards you. Everyone is friendly. Summers were nice and sleepy. I felt like

    Cons

    -There is no getting away from the difficult, screamy or email-every-minute-client for the next two years when they come with the next deal that was signed up.
    -Lots of internal departures, that's just how this business is. So there is no real fostering of one-on-one EA to an Executive feeling, if that's what you are looking for.
    -Expense reporting is tedious! The expense system has multi-levels of deal codes per category and that is just for one receipt! Get ready to spend an hour on one report in data entry alone (sometimes bankers would split one receipt a few different ways).
    -Administration kept EA's that were bad apples (despite files that were thick with complaints) for too long which made the good apples go sour as well.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of the message you send to valued team members when you do not include them on group lunches or team retreats. A yearly raise in their salary isn't the only thing that makes an employee feel appreciated.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Greenhill has a great reputation. Good pay and cash bonus. Although the benefits are a bit expensive out of pocket, the benefit plan itself is very good.

    Cons

    Morale is very low. The administrative staff isn't considered really by management. We weren't invited to any of the events and outings. Some administrative staff are overworked where others are surfing the web all day. There needs to be consistency or at least a clear difference in pay considering your level of responsibilities. Administrative staff who are given a certain level of responsibility should be supported and/or mentored.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Experience, Questionable Culture"

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

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Strong M&A work experience, intelligent people, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Deal flow is cyclical, a lot of office politics, cliquey, not a place where analysts stay past 2-3 years


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