Maxim Group Reviews

Updated Jan 4, 2021

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3.6
70%
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96%
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Maxim Group Chairman and CEO Michael Rabinowitz
Michael Rabinowitz
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can directly speak to the President of Maxim (Chris Fiore) who always makes himself available to his team in Capital Markets(in 8 reviews)

  • "Get sponsored for your licenses; Learn something from senior sales people; Get the prestige of a decent size "investment bank"(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, keep what you kill mentality, people are very self centered(in 5 reviews)

  • "Low paying job, bonuses promised never paid, no help at all from senior management, workload is too much for one single person to handle(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No more overtime, and good staff

    Cons

    No good improvement space, and good training

  2. "review for entry level"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    light work and nice conversation

    Cons

    but you receive low pay


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A 'Glass Ceiling' Job"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Plan Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good place to get your feet wet in the world of finance especially out of college.

    Cons

    Low paying job, bonuses promised never paid, no help at all from senior management, workload is too much for one single person to handle. department does not work as a team. Dependability on one person is not the way to go. Micromanaging every aspect of ones job.

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  4. "good place for parttime student"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Maxim Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice people willing to help

    Cons

    limit work space, old and slow pc.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Chris Fiore and dealflow at Maxim Group invaluable in buyside move"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Switch to buyside made possible thanks to standout dealflow and responsibilities under Chris and his team. Took a deeper understanding of the capital raising process into interviews than many competitors at the same level and it showed in the resulting move to an international special situations fund

    Cons

    Didn't ultimately stay at the firm as long as I might have liked, but the experience was invaluable and what I was fortunate to learn will help me throughout my career

    Maxim Group Response

    June 15, 2020Chief Marketing Officer

    Glad to hear you had a fulfilling experience at Maxim that helped advance your career. Please stay in touch with the "Maxim Family" and we hope to work with you again in the future. - David Shapiro

  6. "Exceptional exposure, learning experience under Chris Fiore at Maxim Group"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure is far greater than at peer firms, in terms of working alongside company management, engaging buyside and proximity to internal leadership (Chris and his team). The technical skills to be learnt (at an analyst level) and opps for building relationship t/out the Street are second to none. Chris' network opens doors upon exit.

    Cons

    Top-heavy firm which means you have to fight for a position to contribute. Good problem to have but something that requires relentless work ethic

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  7. "Great!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people to wrok with.

    Cons

    I can not think of any off of the top of my head.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity to Get Your Foot in the Door"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get sponsored for your licenses; Learn something from senior sales people; Get the prestige of a decent size "investment bank".

    Cons

    Sweat shop compensation and hours compared to other investment banks; no benefits or medical insurance. Simply put, the firm or the management team doesn't care about you, at all.

  9. "great management/culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time

    Pros

    good place to start in the business, exposure to deals

    Cons

    tough business as a whole

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strong firm leadership and good culture"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Maxim Group part-time

    Pros

    Chris Fiore, President, is a strong leader of the firm who shows genuine care for his employees and has a clear vision for the firm's future. He encourages a positive culture that emanates throughout the firm, and has insightful strategies for taking the firm to new heights Anthony Vendetti, Director of Research, heads an intelligent department of research analysts and associates who are incisive, supportive, and effective under his leadership.

    Cons

    There is nothing too major to report

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