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Lincoln International Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Lincoln International CEO and Managing Director Robert B Barr
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Pros
  • "Bankers are encouraged to manage their time in order to achieve a sustainable work/life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Access for junior bankers to work directly with senior bankers, MDs and the executive team" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours can be unpredictable as with any investment banking firm" (in 29 reviews)

  • "As with all investment banks, you should be prepared to work long hours" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Analyst - US"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible people, access to the senior management team and strong relationships between senior / junior bankers.

    Cons

    As with any investment bank, long hours and weekend work weigh on you after a while. We could do a better job of managing our clients expectations to smooth workload.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain Lincoln culture and continue working to integrate our international offices. This will be a key strength of ours going forward.


  2. "VP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (More than 3 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.


  4. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (More than 3 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (More than a year)

    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


  7. "Dissatisfied Former Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to "learn the language" of M&A; investment banking in general opens up solid exit opportunities

    Cons

    Severe inconsistency across senior-level personnel; tough hours / lack of regard for nights and weekends; overly willing to accommodate unreasonable client requests at the expense of junior personnel; Analysts receive much less technical training / experience than at nearly every other investment bank, leaving them unprepared for other technical financial roles

    Advice to Management

    Quit investing in employee review protocol / systems if you aren't going to act on it when a senior-level individual's reviews are nearly entirely negative / constructive -- toxic people remaining at the firm over time has and will continue to deteriorate the culture

    Lincoln International Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – Senior Vice President

    Thank you for providing your feedback on Lincoln International. We are continuously working to improve our feedback, training and development programs, both for our management-level employees as well... More

  8. "Lincoln International"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are the best of the best

    Cons

    The industry is difficult on employees

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course


  9. "Company Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Driven senior management that invests their time and energy in training and developing junior bankers - ability to attract and retain talent at all levels is unmatched in the industry.

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable as with any investment banking firm


  10. "M&A Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - M&A Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - M&A Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lincoln's culture and personnel are second to none in the industry. They provide all of their bankers full exposure to middle market M&A processes and constantly promote professional development.

    Cons

    Per industry standards, hours can be long

    Advice to Management

    Even with all the success and growth at Lincoln, management always has its employees front of mind, keep it up!


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