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  • "Great people that really care about your development(in 47 reviews)
  • "Great culture and very collaborative teammates who are willing to teach(in 41 reviews)
  • "Pay is good(in 19 reviews)
  • "Greeat team and nice support(in 8 reviews)
  • "Good learning experience for foundational finance concepts and valuation techniques(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great experience

    May 5, 2021 - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay, good leadership, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Work life balance could be a bit better but better than other firms

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Would not recommend

    Nov 8, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Lots of learning opportunities - Supportive work environment - Nice people when compared relatively to the rest of the banking industry

    Cons

    - Zero work-life balance (90-100+ hour weeks are average with some work on Saturdays (~4hrs and 16-18 hr Sundays every week) - Don't pay street bonuses - No working past midnight policy was put in place but completely ignored

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent Learning Opportunity

    Mar 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay, strong deal flow

    Cons

    Very long hours, no work-life balance

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Typical Investment Bank

    Mar 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good cash compensation (but not great; under street)

    Cons

    - Very slow promotion cycle relative to street (less merit based and more time-served based) - Culture of burning out juniors results in constant pressure on teams being short-staffed - Non-existent vacation time permitted (in practice, you can go on vacation but are expected to work) - Management tends to be tone-deaf when it comes to employee concerns, particularly as it relates to quality of life / work-life balance

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Solid Investment Banking Firm

    Mar 4, 2021 - Investment Banking Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay / great place to begin finance career

    Cons

    No work life balance, even (especially) at the senior level

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Hardworking & great name

    Jan 16, 2021 - Financial Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some of the smartest and hardest working people.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Do Banking Literally Anywhere Else

    Jan 13, 2021 - Corporate Finance M&A Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good compensation, good exit ops, well respected by PE

    Cons

    No work life balance, disregard for life outside of work, care about revenue and don't care about turnover. work life balance does not improve as you move up -- no release valve for senior associates, you will work 100 hours a week very often. 20% bonus deferral also is BS - other banks across the street don't do this (bonus paid in May and then deferred to November)

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Dynamic work environment

    Oct 27, 2020 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Lean deal teams with opportunity to work above your title - Exposure to C-suite executives at the junior level - Opportunity to work on multiple simultaneous live engagements

    Cons

    - Hours and overall work/life balance (as typical in the industry)

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Intern

    Great company

    Oct 22, 2020 - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really good training, Great leadership

    Cons

    Old investment banking culture, minimal work life balance

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Reputable firm in the middle market space

    Aug 10, 2020 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Reputable firm in the middle market space, smart employees

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a bit of a challenge across service lines.

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