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Houlihan Lokey Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "prestigious company with high deal flow & peers at high performance level" (in 18 reviews)

  • "great work/life balance and nice people" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, but this is expected" (in 20 reviews)

  • "The work life balance can be poor, as is common in the industry" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Hard work, great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in Dallas. Good guys. hard work but good flow and got a great buyside job.

    Cons

    Some people aren't made for the high pace.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you!


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Century City, CA

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time

    Pros

    Walking distance to many great options

    Cons

    Need to update Management and above

  3. "Review for Houlihan Lokey"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Some overtime required when busy

    Advice to Management

    Na


  4. "Old School Investment Bank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time

    Pros

    Pays well, teaches you a lot

    Cons

    Old school mentality for work life balance


  5. "Racist people and a toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the nicer offices in LA for investment banking; the kitchen is nice, but the food is not (for whatever reason).

    Cons

    Work life balance is as bad as it gets; senior bankers are incompetent relative to their counterparts at bulge brackets; low visibility into deal process and constantly fed meaningless work

    Advice to Management

    Look at other banks that are actually retaining talent. Your MDs are a laughingstock of junior bankers all the way up to the VP level.


  6. "Average experience"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly culture. Stock has performed well.

    Cons

    Pays less than other investment banks.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for.


  7. "Office politics"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Houlihan Lokey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good clients and significant client facing exposure

    Cons

    Office politics make climate akward

  8. "Brief"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Subject to the demands/timing of clients.


  9. "Hard work, good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houlihan Lokey full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot
    Work on interesting projects
    Significant responsibility early on in your career

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lack of visibility into your schedule


  10. "Houlihan Lokey Corporate Finance Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very smart senior bankers, some of the best in the industry. Tremendous amounts of deal exposure with very little pitching makes for a great "boots on the ground" experience for junior bankers

    Cons

    Expect a high-level of and tremendous amount of work product