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  1. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Associate - Growth Private Equity in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate - Growth Private Equity in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very entrepreneurial feel and the people are genuinely interested in making sure you learn and grow. Lots of perks (free lunches, 401K, gym), and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Nothing too noteworthy to mention here


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist/Notary Public in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Notary Public in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great atmosphere to work in, perks are awesome. Employer offers internship programs for Jr & Sr college students. Great place of employment for graduate students majoring in finance. There is opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    There is a bit of nepotism in the company.


  3. "Great company to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Free lunch and parking, Friendly and helpful Co- workers.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for interns. Low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for interns to became full time employees.


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  5. "Really enjoyed my experience with the energy private equuity team in the summer."

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    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The guys at the top are truly experts and know what they are doing; work-life balance; company values

    Cons

    Not enough trust in younger employees and allowing for personal growth and development in the younger talent


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most wonderful and charismatic people, flexible and warm environment - although very fast paced and very demanding

    Cons

    Supervisors tend to cross area of supervisio to another's reports and give conflicting instructions.


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    "Great experience in growth private equity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors full-time

    Pros

    I work with the "new" team that has been running the growth equity group since 2010, and my experience has been excellent. I have worked on multiple deals and the team has involved me in all aspects of the deal process. The group has definitely invested a good deal of time and energy in training me, and I have enjoyed my time working with them.

    Cons

    It can be a challenge trying to "sell though" the reputation that was created in the marketplace by the prior growth equity regime.

    Advice to Management

    Consider paying people more when they raise their next fund


  8. "Growth Private Equity Summer Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate - Growth Private Equity in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate - Growth Private Equity in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a Summer Associate working under the new management of the Kayne Anderson Growth Funds I had a different experience than the previous reviewers. The core responsibility of this position is still direct sourcing, which is a great introduction to the growth equity world, but emphasis has moved from quantity to quality. As an Associate I was exposed to every phase of the investment process including sourcing, term sheet negotiation, diligence, and post closing monitoring.

    The new management team has a clear vision that is supported by the entire organization. Everyone in this group had an open door policy, including the top management, and was always willing to teach and answer question. Kayne Anderson has a strong culture that is shared in the Growth Equity group.

    Cons

    The impressive track record and reputation of Kayne Anderson's Energy funds can overshadow the other groups in the firm. That being said, the funds' reputation did help when cold calling.

    Advice to Management

    A more formal training program would be helpful.


  9. "Good Entry Level job in private equity"

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    Current Employee - Growth Private Equity Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Growth Private Equity Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of cold calling of companies to solicit their interest in investment; very similar to Summit Partners or TA Associates business model of direct sourcing. However there has been a recent management change in the growth equity group, so I don't think it is as sourcing-intensive now.

    Cons

    Lots of learning at the outset, but you quickly plateau in what you learn. Not a ton of training upfront or throughout the job. Learn by doing. Figure out your own way.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great position to learn about private equity and get a foot in the door. It was a frustrating position while working there however, as the firm never did any deals or communicated a consistent message about strategy or goals.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a lot of Happy Hours, Great People, Great Pay. They have friendly atmosphere and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included everyday.

    Cons

    The company has ups and downs due to their exposure to energy. There is job security but bonuses can be different due to the market.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with experience that also have a great personality so that they


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Research Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, sophisticated management team with lots of depth.

    Cons

    Compensation below market; limited upward mobility.


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