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Lincoln International CEO Robert B Barr
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Pros
  • "Because the deal teams are lean, analysts get a lot of exposure to all parts of deal-making and become very close to senior bankers(in 20 reviews)

  • "Bankers are encouraged to manage their time in order to achieve a sustainable work/life balance(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "But even the best culture does not take away from the demanding nature of investment banking(in 32 reviews)

  • "As with all investment banks, you should be prepared to work long hours(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Investment Banking Associate (M&A)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lincoln cultivates a culture of collaboration and transparency. Senior bankers are cognizant and appreciative of the efforts of junior bankers. Peers are very sharp, hard working and supportive of each other - always willing to help / lend advice. The culture and peers make Lincoln an enjoyable place to work. Lincoln's investment in developing its bankers is evident and plays an integral role in Lincoln's strong relationships...

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    Cons

    Hours are long, but are manageable. As is the case with any bank, you should expect to be highly responsive outside of standard working hours. The job is definitely challenging and demanding; that being said, bankers are able to manage their hours and take time off / unwind on the weekends by effectively communicating with their deal teams and leveraging the expertise of peers to enhance efficiencies. Lincoln cares...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employee compensation / development and protect Lincoln's established culture - it truly differentiates Lincoln from the pack.

  2. "Enjoyed my experience."

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln International for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time working for Lincoln International. The firm has a great training program and the hands-on experience is exceptional when it comes to deals. Because the deal teams are lean, analysts get a lot of exposure to all parts of deal-making and become very close to senior bankers. The firm is also very supportive of exit opportunities. They also have great social events!

    Cons

    While not necessarily a con, do expect to work typical MM investment banking hours.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Growth Oriented, Employee-Centric Investment Bank"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Management is committed to growth of the company and development of people - Leading global middle market investment bank - Extremely high level of deal activity - Great "midwestern" culture

    Cons

    - Becoming a very large IB organization now - approx 500 employees globally

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to culture in hiring for growth

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place to Start a Career"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The level of responsibility given to new analysts is unparalleled and an incredible way to gain invaluable experience quickly - Everyone has an open door policy and a true eagerness to help me learn and excel, which encouraged me to embrace the responsibility and contribute meaningful work to each deal team - The people, plain and simple. Everyone here is someone you can call a colleague and a friend

    Cons

    - Nothing specific to Lincoln - But even the best culture does not take away from the demanding nature of investment banking

    Advice to Management

    - Keep listening to the suggestions of employees (which you have been doing well) - Maintain openness to change

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with highly driven, very intelligent individuals in a collaborative environment. There is a good camaraderie amongst the anaylsts and other members of the firm. Strong leadership.

    Cons

    Lincoln has not reasonably addressed the high volume of hours that is required to excel at the firm. The individuals that try to maintain work/life balance are usually the ones that aren't overly successful or progress at the firm. Analysts tend to burn out pretty quickly at the firm.

  6. "VP"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Lincoln International full-time

      Pros

      Culture continues to be strong

      Cons

      Work / life balance is often off

      Advice to Management

      None at this present time

    • Helpful (2)

      "Associate"

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      Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lincoln International full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Unparalleled learning experience coupled with an exceptional culture create an ideal work environment.

      Cons

      Similar to most other client serving roles, hours are long and unpredictable at times.

      Advice to Management

      Continue investing culture and growth.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Investment Banking Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lincoln International full-time

      Pros

      - Hands down the most genuine and amiable people I’ve worked with in the industry - Culture lives up to the integrity it speaks to - Experiencing tremendous growth and deal flow, especially in the M&A division - Frequently beating larger competitors on engagements

      Cons

      - Hours are gruesome - Protected weekends do not exist

      Advice to Management

      Be more particular when evaluating new deal opportunities and deciding whether or not they’re worth the resources.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Investment Banking Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lincoln International full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Lincoln does a great job of investing in its employees and providing opportunities for direct promotions from within the firm - Senior management cares about the employees, no matter their title or tenure - Company is rapidly growing - Consistent involvement in cross-border deals - Great exposure to clients, even at the analyst level

      Cons

      - Similar to most investment banks, the hours are long and can be unpredictable at times

    • Helpful (1)

      "Vice President Review"

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      Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lincoln International full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Very collaborative, team-oriented organization. Access for junior bankers to work directly with senior bankers, MDs and the executive team. Fast-paced, growth company with good learning opportunities for bankers. Significant focus on culture and maintaining the strong culture developed over recent years.

      Cons

      Management is willing to take on some tougher more difficult engagements.

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