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PitchBook Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Above all, I think we hire great people and that's what makes it fun to come to work (in 15 reviews)

  • Great company culture and growth trajectory (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • I also know a lot of similar companies in Seattle have better benefits and perks and it would be nice to have more competitive (in 6 reviews)

  • Growing pains and recent acquisition (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good start..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PitchBook full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere, and company activities.

    Cons

    turnover rate is high and little pay

    PitchBook Response

    Aug 10, 2017 – Director of People

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at PitchBook Data, Inc.

    I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed (change to enjoy) working with the team, and you have good things... More


  2. "Decent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PitchBook full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Growing pains and recent acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind and be aware of change management

    PitchBook Response

    Aug 10, 2017 – Director of People

    Thank you for your open feedback. I agree, we are lucky to work with a great group of people!. The acquisition with Morningstar is an exciting new chapter in PitchBook’s story and offers many... More

  3. "Fun company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PitchBook full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Lots of team/company-wide events to keep things fun. Decent opportunities to move up within company (at least on sales/client success side).

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to similar companies in Seattle. There's a decent amount of turnover, as it seems employees come straight out of college, gain experience for 1-2 years, and then leave for better-paying jobs in the area.

    PitchBook Response

    Aug 10, 2017 – Director of People

    We are glad to hear you enjoyed the team & our company events – we strive to “make it fun” at PitchBook!

    We are working on creating career paths across the organization that will provide visual... More


  4. "Most fun I've had at work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PitchBook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    PitchBook is a great working environment for those who have a growth mindset, are entrepreneurial, collaborative, and focused on the customer. A lot of those qualities are necessary because even though we've been around for 10 years, we are still growing really fast - we move quickly, are scrappy, and there is sometimes ambiguity. With the growth comes a lot of opportunity to be exposed to decisions and responsibilities you might not get at a larger, slower-growing company. For those uncertain about working with a product that serves the financial services industry, the company does a good job of providing training on the in the form of a requisite course for new hires called PitchBook University. Above all, I think we hire great people and that's what makes it fun to come to work.

    Cons

    As we grow quickly, we are still figuring out processes and systems - adding new ones, evolving old ones. We need people who can help us find better ways to do things. I think it takes agility and "positivity" to thrive at PitchBook, which may not be for everyone.


  5. "Product Manager"

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

    I worked at PitchBook full-time

    Pros

    Not much to speak of.

    Cons

    Tons of internal politics, Heavy on middle management, low salary and not great benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up!


  6. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PitchBook full-time

    Pros

    Competitive environment, young co-workers, good hours.

    Cons

    Unrealistic salary especially for the industry standard.


  7. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PitchBook full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and everyone seems to enjoy working because the environment is great.

    Cons

    Somewhat unorganized and can cause errors in everyday duties

    PitchBook Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Director of People

    PitchBook’s wonderful employees are what makes our culture so unique. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at PitchBook Data, Inc.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Monotonous"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PitchBook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free alcohol and social events

    Cons

    Repeated Data Entry work clothed in fancy "Research Associate" name.
    There is very little "research" involved in what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Be more specific in job descriptions.
    Stop micro managing


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Research Manager"

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    Current Employee - Research Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of growth potential, a lot of good people

    Cons

    Pitchbook has consistently received reviews and feedback on compensation levels yet makes no efforts to perform market reviews

    Advice to Management

    Stop relying on "gaining experience" as a reason to pay people less. At a certain level you just need to actually pay people.

    PitchBook Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Director of People

    At PitchBook Data, Inc we understand that individual growth is important and strive to provide employees with opportunities to grow their career. Based on recent feedback, we have made changes to... More


  10. "Great place to grow"

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    Former Employee - SDR in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - SDR in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young company, fun atmosphere
    Interesting product
    Room for growth

    Cons

    Growing pains of any small company

    PitchBook Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Director of People

    Thank you for stopping by to share your experience at PitchBook Data, Inc. We really appreciate you highlighting so much of what makes PitchBook a great place to work; the people, a fun work... More


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