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Morgan Joseph Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  1. "Jr Banker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Morgan Joseph full-time

    Pros

    Nice work / life balance. You don't work too hard and the parents aren't unreasonable in their demands. Pay is OK for how long you end up working.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility opportunity, the deals tend to be on the small side and not as interesting to work on

    Advice to Management

    Be more communicative to employees. Be less stingy about the small expenses, it goes a long way and improves morale.


  2. "Institutional Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Joseph full-time

    Pros

    Niche player in small and micro cap investment banking and SPACs.

    Cons

    Scrapping for business in a dyeing business, terrible corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and treat your employees with the respect that they deserve.

  3. "Used to be a good firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    professional environment
    Good deal experience
    Good location
    Interact with senior bankers
    Some autonomy

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management
    Poor benefits
    Not many closed deals
    Not many producing bankers
    Few resources

    Advice to Management

    Put a strategy in place. Consistent singles and doubles are better than occasional home runs.


  4. "Investment banking intern at Morgan Joseph"

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    Former Intern - Investment Banking Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Joseph as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mentorship - close knit team
    Investment Banking Course
    Take on many different projects

    Cons

    Only part-time
    Quiet work environment
    Separate desks


  5. "Great learning experience for an intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Joseph as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to many different coverage sectors.

    Cons

    There were no cons to this internship.


  6. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Joseph as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a positive learning experience with lots of exposure to investment and merchant banking.

    Cons

    No cons for interns. Some analysts might complain of poor work/life balance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The golden rule does not apply"

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    Former Employee - IBD in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IBD in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Selective pros with some downsides...
    Some strong senior bankers across consumer, technology, media and healthcare
    Competent mid-level and junior staffs (for the most part)
    Name brand (eroding)
    Small firm (takes forever to get things done - how ironic)

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic for small size
    Old fashioned and archaic senior management style - ineffective in finding new deal opportunities
    Too much concentration of power (typical of small firm but all partners should weigh-in)
    Not open or creative working environment (selective executives are quite narrow-minded)
    Protect "old-friends" mentality is detrimental to performance of firm and other competent bankers
    Unnecessarily pedantic

    Advice to Management

    Stop being overly concerned about what you don't know and let people do their jobs. Implementing administrative policies ad nauseam will not increase deal flow or enhance likelihood of closure. Start sourcing as seniors and feed to industry bankers. Embrace positive change as that does not reduce your authority rather enhances it because you will have more content employees. Technological innovation improves productivity. Finally, stop using revenue from competent bankers to support activities of those bankers who do not produce and are a drain on the business. This essentially equates to stealing from Peter to pay Paul. This is not the way to run an efficient and ethical business.

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and colleagues who care

    Cons

    Branch Offices too volatile, it is better to be at HQ


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Investment Bank Ever"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking - Junior Staff Member
    Former Employee - Investment Banking - Junior Staff Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Joseph full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't really think of any positives here. Guess it is a job if you can't find anything else??? The senior management team is archaic. Benefits are terrible. IT team is very poor. Some good industry groups, but the organization is defined by incompetence.

    Cons

    Compensation is well below market as a junior employee resulting in extremely low employee morale and high turnover. Financial Restructuring Group in Atlanta has worst reputation for paying below market bonuses to junior employees. Work life balance is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate entire organization. Provide employees accurate feedback and market levels of compensation.


  10. "OK, but there are better IBs out there"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    small and entrepreneurial. Ability to have a degree of autonomy.

    Cons

    No real transparency on firm strategy or compensation levels. They seem to lay off at least one analyst every year to boost up the bonus pool.