Stout Reviews

Updated May 10, 2021

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Stout CEO Craige L. Stout
Craige L. Stout
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "decent work life balance for industry(in 12 reviews)

  • "Stout is a great company with great people(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "We deliver superior client service; it can require long hours at a high pace at times(in 14 reviews)

  • "Demands create work life balance issues - basically expected to be ready to drop everything and answer emails or calls at all times(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years
      Featured Review

      Bright future

      Nov 21, 2020 - Managing Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management team cares and is always willing to explore new growth avenues

      Cons

      For now, occasionally lose to larger firms on IB projects

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Growing firm

      Mar 16, 2021 - Associate in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong expertise in valuation, growing in investment banking

      Cons

      None to report at this time

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Cares about employees

      Apr 27, 2021 - User Support Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CEO truly cares about his employees. Takes the time to survey employees directly on what can be improved.

      Cons

      They talk a big game with "People First". Sometimes it can be hard to agree with that statement with some of the decisions that are made.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A mixed bag

      May 10, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart, friendly, and hard-working colleagues Strong technical foundation and modeling skills Industry-agnostic

      Cons

      Compensation Leadership does not give transparency Outdated processes and systems Poor performance management and talent development frameworks

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Didn't offer at end even though I exceeded expectations

      May 6, 2021 - Valuation Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great experience, nice people to work with

      Cons

      bad management of interns as my intern lead was fired shortly after my internship

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company and set of people

      Apr 6, 2021 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      amazing people and culture along with adopting to new challenges

      Cons

      doesn't give much money and less growth

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Certainly Pros an Cons

      Apr 1, 2021 - Vice President 
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      Pros

      Generally a good group to work with. Good experience and top quality people to learn from.

      Cons

      Uneven work loads create difficult work environments. Compensation is above big 4 but lower than direct competition. The company generally spends more time and effort telling you it is a great place to work and less time actually being a great place to work.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture

      Mar 8, 2021 - Associate in Royal Oak, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Transparent, great culture and people. Opportunity to move up.

      Cons

      No major cons I can think of

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Perfect

      Mar 9, 2021 - Customer Service Analogy in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everything is good here yup

      Cons

      Nothing is bad here trust me

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Growing IB Brand

      Sep 21, 2020 - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Strong mid-market brand that continues to punch above weight (considering how nascent the IB group is versus established incumbents) - Junior staff offered significant opportunity to "play up" / take on highly visible responsibilities (primarily a product of lean deal teams, but largely attractive to entrepreneurial candidates who are eager to learn) - Industry agnostic focus at junior level allows for good exposure to a wide array of industries - Generally better quality of life versus peer IBs

      Cons

      - Compensation can be below street, depending on overall group performance (predominantly independent of junior staff's efforts) - Quality of mandates (salability) sometimes leaves much to be desired - Lean deal teams may require junior staff to "manage up," which may be difficult at times when workload is already immense - Disconnect in culture / expectations among different offices (national staffing model)

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