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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible work life balance, interesting work, more execution focused and less pitching, no weekend work, good bonuses.

    Cons

    Brand notoriety might be hurt given the Denver base, but the senior management all held leadership positions at bulge bracket firms


  2. "Financial Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headwaters MB (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company values work/life balance and has a positive, friendly attitude

    Cons

    As a contract employee, I am not in a position to comment


  3. "Managing Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Headwaters MB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    MDs keep a high percentage of realized revenues.

    Cons

    Very little support or deal flow comes from corporate. In bound inquiries generally stay with management if they are good leads. You are basically on your own.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Denver office has a great culture at the junior and senior levels. Great marketing manager and smart colleagues around to learn from something new everyday. As a intern, working at Headwaters is an opportunity to garner lessons you can't get in a classroom. Hardworking is being appreciated.

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    The marketing team needs more personal, too much stuff needs to be done!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great for professional development
    * Unlimited vacation
    * Smart and fun group of people to work with
    * Opportunity to wear many hats

    Cons

    Long hours - but everyone knows that when they sign up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work and Learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was always excited to come in to work here. The culture is great with people who are fun, laid back, and cool, but everyone is extremely intelligent and hard-working. Its a collegial atmosphere from the Executive level to the analysts, and I truly feel like I learned the business of investment banking and the energy and work that it entails and even at a junior level, your responsibility is up to your abilities.

    Cons

    Like some others have said, you will not get your hand held here (not that they do not help or teach you, rather you're given independence), so that may not be for everyone, but if you are in investment banking, that isn't something to worry about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep of the culture, best of luck to the firm.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Creative and Dynamic Firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headwaters MB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Headwaters provides the perfect balance between individual initiative and a strong corporate culture. Each managing director has responsibility for selling and executing client engagements within his or her area of expertise. At the same time, there is a strong emphasis on collaboration with other professionals within the firm. The team approach has the benefit of improved execution capability, higher quality service and a "best practice" perspective on engagements. The firm is very transparent about expectations and provides excellent feedback on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Since compensation is completely incentive based, the economics at Headwaters can be "lumpy".

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have a monthly dashboard update on key business metrics: New clients, new personnel, closed deals, deals in market, total dollar transaction volume, etc.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Collegial environment and excellent deal experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Challenging work
    - Close interaction with senior bankers
    - Robust deal experience
    - Supportive culture
    - Very reasonable hours for banking
    - Good location in Denver

    Cons

    - No formal training program
    - Volatile hours

    Advice to Management

    Formal training for junior staff


  10. "poor senior staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Analyst in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Do not have any to speak of

    Cons

    MD was unwilling to train analysts and had poor deal flow with below industry salary

    Advice to Management

    Have higher standards as to who is hired as MDs to run each branch


  11. "Great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Vice President in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headwaters MB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a sharp team. Headwaters is a unique player in middle market investment banking

    Cons

    none that come to mind


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