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Insight Venture Partners Reviews

Updated December 20, 2016
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  1. "Summer Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Insight Venture Partners as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about growth stage businesses, financial modeling, investing, sales and the technology sectors. Also the money is very good. Can learn a lot if you are willing to put the time in.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of cold calling and it's a very personable job. If you do not like rejection do not do this as many deals can die as is life in VC. Occasionally long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be more available to your younger staff so the churn is lower. Provide a more structured training schedule.


  2. "Insight Venture Partners in a nutshell - the good and bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a small firm so you get to see the inner workings of the company. In addition, you also get direct exposure to managing directors.

    Cons

    Like most places, after working for a few years (1-2), the opportunity to learn isn't there. In addition, depending on what level there is some admin work involved as well as cold calling.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management sometimes can be close minded and should be more proactive in interacting with all of its employees. Not to perpetuate stereotypes, but the managing directors are intelligent but aren't the most socially adept.


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    "Fantastic Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is a rocket ship
    Top tier name in the industry
    Constant deal flow to work on
    Incredibly smart team
    One of the most merit-based, diverse teams in the industry

    Cons

    Self-starter org: it can take its toll with deal cycles that can span several months to more than a year
    You have to know what you want as there's not a ton of hand-holding, though that's improving

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, it was one of the best decisions in my life to join Insight. Communicating values and initiatives earlier to the org would do a lot to smooth any minor bumps.


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  5. "Unparalleled learning experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Insight Venture Partners full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in technology investing

    Cons

    There aren't many downsides of working at Insight


  6. "Pioneering Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Insight Venture Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You work in the most pioneering company in it's field, surrounded by intelligent, and forward thinking colleagues.

    It's a fast paced, company, that cares about it's people.

    Cons

    Non that I can think of!