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Updated May 8, 2017
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H.I.G. Capital FOUNDERS AND Co-CEOs Sami W. Mnaymneh and Tony Tamer
Sami W. Mnaymneh and Tony Tamer
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  1. "Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good transaction exposure, lower tax in Florida

    Cons

    very long hours, mediocre pay,


  2. "Too slow to fix, Political, lower pay v peers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at H.I.G. Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top returns, growing rapidly, you learn a lot. Ok work-life balance. Good access to data, lots of smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Very political, too many layers, no opportunity to move up, lower pay vs peers and insignificant increases. Very top down approach. Lots of infighting fatigue. Too slow to fix problems. Still functions too much like a small shop for its size. Real high turnover across all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, adopt better practices, listen and act quickly to remedy problems, try to keep people. Fix benefits.

  3. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment.

    Cons

    no Con, very good place to work1

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Mid senior level investment professional"

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    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at H.I.G. Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial company and good risk discipline, results in deals which are varied, quick execution and overall positive returns. The founders are good risk managers and constitute the investment committee so consistency across the years on investments

    Cons

    Top heavy and founder controlled resulting in a culture of mistrust and high attrition. The firm has tried to add other strategies aside mid market buyouts which are laggards.

    Advice to Management

    Improve economics, promote internally and provide more ownership to employees who helped create the platform.


  5. "Awesome place to work, strong focus on improving culture"

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

    I worked at H.I.G. Capital full-time

    Pros

    HIG is an awesome firm! Tons of incredibly smart people. Rigorous investment process based on facts, analysis and understanding of the business. Firm is focused on improving culture. Work life balance is good, although sometimes you will be busy! Living in Miami is a plus.

    Cons

    HIG has grown a lot thanks to successful investments. As a result there are more rules and systems in place, and certain administrative aspects may feel like burden.


  6. "Good Expirience"

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

    I have been working at H.I.G. Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great work vs. life ratio

    Cons

    Compensation doesn't seem to be par with the market


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Miami, FL

    I worked at H.I.G. Capital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work with all departments.

    Cons

    Not a high paced position

  8. "Private Equity Investment Professional"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at H.I.G. Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing firm and top decile investment returns

    Cons

    Institutional systems and practices still need more development


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great People, Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H.I.G. Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will meet and work with some of the most brilliant & down to earth Investment professionals ever.

    Work/ Life balance for admins is good.

    Your experience at HIG as an admin will be contingent on who you support.

    Cons

    No room for growth.

    You can work hard and be the best at what you do, yet you will not get the recognition, promotion nor the pay to show for that.

    Management Is a joke.

    No structure.

    Benefits are TERRIBLE- no matching 401k, medical benefits too expensive.

    Pay below market.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your support staff. They are the back bone of your company. Take the "happy wife, happy life" philosophy and start treating your assistants right.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, but too much drama"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H.I.G. Capital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The private equity professionals are very smart and capable and they work on a large number of very interesting deals.

    Cons

    Ethically challenged and very political.


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