Harris Williams & Co. Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Harris Williams & Co. Executive Managing Director Ned Valentine
Ned Valentine
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "is a good place for analysts for compensation, deal experience and private equity placement(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great deal flow, primarily from PE firms(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You work long hours given the deal volume that runs through the shop(in 14 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is not great, but that is consist across the industry(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Investment Bank

      Apr 2, 2021 - Associate in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Great salary, bonus, and culture

      Cons

      Industry has terrible work hours and HW is no different

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not Ideal

      Feb 24, 2021 - Investment Banking Associate in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      I learned a lot in a very short period of time, and got really good exposure to the industry. Harris Williams does very well in middle-market sponsor-backed M&A, and working there for a year or two will bring you a lot of career opportunities. Senior bankers (MD-level) are mostly great people, and the Company does a lot to try and be technology-forward. A lot of good people in the organization, especially at the very-senior and very-junior levels. Also, Richmond, VA is a great place to live.

      Cons

      They work you to the bone and expect you to sit in front of your computer pretty much every weekend, night, and day; it is actually a 24/7 job in the literal sense. I was once told it was "OK that I didn't reply immediately" when I replied to an email on a Sunday morning within 7 minutes. Middle management (VP level) folks had some of the worst interpersonal / leadership skills that I've ever seen and I think may have had some underlying emotional / mental health issues. I was treated pretty disrespectfully at times by some members of the organization, as were some of my co-workers, and when I raised this issue, not much was done about it. The compensation structure incentivizes an "every man for himself" attitude and culture, which becomes especially painful when coupled with the unbelievably long hours.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great bank, long hours

      May 6, 2021 - Analyst in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Great investment banking experience and deal flow

      Cons

      Long hours and brutal work requirements

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Mar 31, 2021 - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and deal experience for someone coming right out of college

      Cons

      Could work on staffing and cross-staffing across offices to maintain culture throughout WFH

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Mar 23, 2021 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      It’s a nice place to work

      Cons

      Expect to work long hours (not unique to HW)

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company culture

      Jan 16, 2021 - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Senior bankers are some of the best in the business and are dedicated to mentoring junior bankers

      Cons

      Work life balance is not great, but that is consist across the industry

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Solid place to work

      Dec 8, 2020 - Analyst in Richmond, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture Compensation Work Flow Overall, a great place to work as a banker

      Cons

      The hours can be tough and Richmond is nice but isn't NYC

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Firm

      Dec 13, 2020 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      High level of learning and career development

      Cons

      Long hours and lack of soft drinks

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      awesome

      Mar 4, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great culture, great team, great

      Cons

      long hours, long hours, long

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      OK but expect no work-life balance

      Apr 30, 2020 - Associate in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Deal experience, senior exposure, comp

      Cons

      Complete lack of diversity at senior level

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