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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good culture, good returns

    Cons

    not a lot of downside


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible benefits: free catered lunch every day, 100% 401k matching - dollar for dollar, excellent healthcare. Internal charitable foundation that does wonderful work in the community.

    Cons

    Back office is structurally flat so there are rarely promotions. Annual compensation is lower than what you would expect but they make it up in bonuses (when the market is doing well).

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, nice people. I thought the managers knew how to make money and taught well. Also very high quality / high integrity people

    Cons

    can be somewhat heirarchical. Other Hfs are more flat than Maverick, but after putting in place Mavrank junior people have less visibiliy into the whole portfolio


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Horrific, Misogynist, and Old-Fashioned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch, gym membership reimbursed up to $185/month, pretty offices, but don't let the shiny veneer fool you. Everyone there is empty and shallow inside. Think: American Psycho.

    Cons

    Totally misogynst: All the women are assistants and all the analysts and executives are men. If you're a female assistant, it is company policy that YOU MUST GET PERMISSION BEFORE USING THE RESTROOM AND TO LEAVE YOUR DESK TO GO ANYWHERE- EVEN FOR A GLASS OF WATER. The same rule does not apply to guys. This is definitely, though, the place to go if you want to be a young male yuppie who adds zero social value and utility to the world. All the analysts do all day is 'invest' by speaking with expert networks (i.e. the kind in insider trading scandals) and travel to retreats and conferences at upscale hotels at investors' expense under the guise of 'research'. In reality, they're just shaving a cut off investors such as pension funds and pocketing it for their own lavish lifestyles (yesterday's free lunch was filet mignon from Arlington Club in NYC). This is all well and good if you're Apple and Google and actually bettering the quality of life for people. But Maverick exists soully to provide nice lifestyles for its male employees. Maverick is the definition of why the public hates hedge funds. Work here and have a great lifestyle, but be completely dispassionate and sad on the inside. Also, they will fire you at the drop of a hat. Don't listen to the reviews here- I wish I hadn't. Happy faces hide a culture of fear, reservation, and dispassion. I feel like I'm living in the 80's, Ronald Reagan-era.

    Advice to Management

    Give all your money away to nonprofits and then close up shop. Start doing something good with what you got. Stop wasting your life living a country club life off the backs of those who actually work and give their money to pension funds for you to invest and take management fees off of. Greed is not good.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Superb Company but after three years you either move up or move on"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maverick Capital full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, hard to beat. Family focused. you will get to know your co-workers, and will make friends for life. You will have ample opportunities to interact outside of work. Very focused on helping community and gives employees opportunities to volunteer outside the office.

    Cons

    Highly competitive, always need to be on top of your game. Very challenging but can also be very rewarding


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Top quality firm"

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

    I worked at Maverick Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, positive culture and environment, incredible benefits

    Cons

    Not much to complain about


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great company but not much room to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, great location, good compensation. They believe in a work.life balance. After five years, you are eligible for a 1 month sabbatical on top of your vacation time.

    Cons

    Small organization with a very flat structure, hard to advance in your career. There is some turnover in certain groups as a result. Some individuals are in positions of authority based on tenure.