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Updated Sep 8, 2021

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4.1
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Pros
  • "Smart people, chill environment, good exit opportunities(in 17 reviews)

  • "Generally, better culture and work-life balance than other banks/finance firms(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/life balance is not the best(in 15 reviews)

  • "Long hours and stressful work environment(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Culture

      Aug 14, 2021 - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Nice people, exciting work, and intellectually stimulating environment. Management is great

      Cons

      Still in growth stages, growing pains come with any growing company

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Would not recommend this firm

      Sep 8, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      - there are a lot of talented smart individuals - very collaborative environment

      Cons

      - the firm is not transparent (both on pay raises, promotions) - long hours for an investments ops role- sometimes requires 10+ hours a day (some teams are clearly understaffed) - lack of diversity in some teams - clear favoritism/ a lot of difficult colleagues who create a toxic environment

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work but transparency would've been nice

      Aug 18, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Benefits - Brand name of Firm - Management cares about employees - Growing business - Some teams are tight-knit, lends itself to Firm culture - Good culture--lots of opportunities to join CSR volunteer events, internal networks, reading clubs, exercise groups, friendly company competitions, diversity initiatives (i.e. annual Great Guggenheim Bakeoff, etc.)

      Cons

      - Lack of transparency into promotion process - Politics are higher levels of management - Firm leadership seems to care about employees - Flat bonus and comp season (even though I was grateful to keep my job) - Some people/teams stuck in "old school" mentality - Favoritism on some teams, try and scope it out early to avoid it

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Not what it used to be...

      Jul 26, 2021 - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Still few good people to work with, most have found better opportunities.

      Cons

      With the arrival of the new COO company's culture has shifted dramatically, from great to the nightmare. 1. Work balance - currently, teams are working 10-12 hr days 2. No raises for 3 years 3. Difficult to gain transparency on advancement process

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      leadership team is dysfunctional

      Aug 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Strong brand, great office location, firm is growing

      Cons

      weak leadership, too many internal rivalries

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company

      Jul 11, 2021 - Associate in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits Salary Work life balance Culture

      Cons

      Communication from leadership Executive management

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great set of businesses

      Jul 12, 2021 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      NY office and benefits, great set of businesses and very interesting work to do. growing IBK very well

      Cons

      Getting bigger and more bureacractic. hard to get stuff done

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to Work

      Jun 23, 2021 - Vice President 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wonderful group of people. Engagement opportunities

      Cons

      Difficult to gain transparency on advancement process

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to build a career

      Jun 22, 2021 - Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very great atmosphere to grow in career

      Cons

      Sometimes projects are delayed unnecessarily

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    11. 2.0
      Current Employee

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      Jul 7, 2021 - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      good track record for funds

      Cons

      bad work environment and less pay yearly, no raises.

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