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Madison Street Capital Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Full Time in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Street Capital full-time

    Pros

    Best place to train, grow, and improve your career. Great Long-Term Benefits, excellent support system.

    Cons

    Very professional environment so someone may not like this. But I like it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.
    You are always best.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Madison Street Capital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Awesome culture, people and work. I get to learn a lot of new things every day.

    Cons

    Compensation excellent, amazing job security, unlimited opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "P. T. Barnum Was Wrong"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Street Capital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to work to determine what not to do in the future.

    Cons

    They fool most of the people all of the time. For they lie and cheat over the phone as they pretend they have an ongoing relationship with biz owners...NOT.

    Advice to Management

    In the end, karma does indeed come back and levels the playing field of deceit and dishonesty always.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Banker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banker in Riverdale, IL
    Former Employee - Investment Banker in Riverdale, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Street Capital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience and coaching from CEO.

    Cons

    Bad managers and return from deals.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "One Year Later"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Madison Street Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with Madison Street Capital for over a year. I started off as an intern during my winter break and was offered a job upon graduation the following May. I started almost immediately after graduation. It took me a little bit to get my bearings but once I did opportunities began presenting themselves to me. Within my first 6 months I was one of the top members within the Deal Origination Group, was working directly with a Regional Director out in the field, and had the opportunity to lead fellow team members. Here are some of the pros:

    - There are contests nearly twice a month.

    - If you work hard and produce, management is very good at giving additional responsibilities.

    - If you have questions/concerns/need help, management as well as other team members do try their best to give advice or coach when need be but nobody is here to hold your hand.

    I've seen this firm grow just in the one year plus I've been here. If you want a fast-paced and competitive environment that allows you to move up as quickly as you want to, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    There are very few downsides to working here. The only thing I would note are the long hours, but that should be expected in this industry. By comparison hours are much more reasonable than at other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Management, for the most part, is transparent with all members of the firm. In terms of approachability there is pretty much an open door policy in terms of any questions/concerns you might have.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work Exposure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Street Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to speak with CEO’s and CFO’s on a daily basis. Learn a lot about small to mid-sized businesses on a business model perspective and financial perspective. 80% capital raises; 20% M&A. As an analyst, you work in small teams, giving you more control and responsibility of the due diligence process and transaction preparation. I enjoy working with my co-workers as we all bring something unique to the table.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is tough, but manageable, and is expected if you're working at a boutique investment bank


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Solid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Street Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience and career opportunities – accessible senior
    mentorship – above street pay

    Cons

    Long hours, can be a difficult culture

    Advice to Management

    The deal flows have picked up - keep it going - you provide an
    invaluable service to the lower middle market.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Madison Street Capital has been a great experience and has offered unparalleled training."

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

    I worked at Madison Street Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and the approach to excellence is part of the corporate culture. Plus good working environment and a convenient commute.

    Cons

    Promotes individuals many times based on who you know rather that what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have more town hall meetings where we can learn from top performers.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting work in the short run, but I wouldn't advise staying here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Street Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    40 hr workweeks. Get to work with some really motivating people.

    Cons

    Really difficult to make good money if you have no experience in sales even if you do it's still really hard to make deals. Dial phones for literally 8 hours making cold calls using questionable sales tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Obviously something isn't working.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Tough Work but Good Exposure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Madison Street Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Will give anyone an opportunity despite background.
    Get exposure to the industry
    Would be a good internship but maybe not full time position.
    I heard they have changed their structuring over the last year so that could be a plus
    Everyone is pretty outgoing

    Cons

    You will have to prove yourself to stay hired and the work is very daunting with very little pay.



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