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  1. "Great people and a lot of opportunity as a young employee but expect to work hard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McColl Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, especially among analysts as everyone is very helpful and works hard to get new hires up to speed. Once trained you're quickly given opportunities to work autonomously and with limited oversight. You can take on as many projects as you can handle and people are generally cognizant of your workload when you do.

    Cons

    Expect to work very hard. Hours are long for all junior members of the firm. Need to be willing to take criticism in stride. The recent acquisition by Deloitte could change some aspects of the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Improving work-life balance would be important. Establishing a more formal mentor relationship would be good, but this is largely unnecessary if the collaborative culture can stay the same.


  2. "Distinguished culture and experience among investment banks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McColl Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The partners are great and very invested in the success of employees, but particularly the analysts
    - You work hard (really hard) but I never felt pressure to show face time. Get your work done and people will be satisfied.
    - Since leaving, I've continued to stay in contact with and close friends with a number of my colleagues - and the firm works hard to build an alumni group. Pretty rare for any business, much less an investment bank.
    - Steep learning curve, so prepare yourself.

    Cons

    - This is hard work. Personally I expected this and felt this was why I learned so much. But don't think you're going to work 60 hours. As an analyst, you're going to work 80+ (as you would at any investment bank) so be prepared for that.


  3. "Good experience, helpful down the road"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility and a lot of good experience across a number of industries; develop both the tangible valuation skills and softer skills not afforded in the bulge-bracket

    Cons

    The hours are difficult and the work is demanding; like any investment bank, it can be very hierarchical at times but better than other peers' experiences


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  5. "With the benefit of hindsight - exceptional."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McColl Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company, high value of talent. Nice people. Great benefits - above average salary. If you were a ground breaker it was acknowledged.

    Cons

    Reputation in the design field was somewhat tarnished - and justifiably so.

    Advice to Management

    Too late now. But don't always be the nice guy. Naivety gets you nowhere.