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Summit Partners Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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  1. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Partners full-time

    Pros

    Summit Partners is a great firm and the Associate role in particular is an extremely rewarding one. The mix of company-facing experience and deal work has proven extremely valuable as I have progressed in my career.

    Cons

    As with any pre-MBA private equity job, the hours can be long and work can be intense, but there is also a great camaraderie among the Associates, which makes it a positive experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep cultivating the Associate alumni network. I have found this network to be every bit as valuable as my educational networks.


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    "Beware of Summit Partners"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unfortunately there are none that I can think of because the Summit team will not interact with the employees to find out about the business.

    Cons

    Summit Partners will invade your company and deposit walking suits with no vision or understanding of your company. Prepare to say goodbye to everyone you have worked with, who have contributed, supported or made a difference at your company.

    Advice to Management

    Before firing people, find out what they do. You'd be surprised how much people contribute to the benefit of the company that the management team are oblivious to. If a business is failing, it's probably because of the executives who want to be "hands off" and provide no support to hard-working employees. If you want to send in moles to scope out the company, make sure they're well versed in the industry you're investing in.


  3. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summit Partners full-time

    Pros

    I very much like working here

    Cons

    I have absolutely no cons

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It was great. Nothing bad to say.

    Cons

    Grind, but get more out of it than any other job you could ever imagine. Amazing place & people.

    Advice to Management

    Love em


  6. "Excellent place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Very driven culture that rewards performance
    - looks of autonomy and flexibility
    - strong history and stable operations
    - Good balance of financial focus and doing the right thing

    Cons

    - Hard charging environment
    - Lots of travel and long hours
    - Demanding environment that is very results driven


  7. "MD"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Summit has a great team. They are smart and very hardworking. In addition, their investment track record has been outstanding over a long history.

    Cons

    Summit competes in a very competitive market. Their business is hard and requires enormous effort. Lots of travel and long hours.


  8. "Great group of people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive pay with great people to work with. Not as stressful as other places.

    Cons

    Workload can be heavy at times.


  9. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summit Partners full-time

    Pros

    Summit is a great place to work

    Cons

    I can't really think of any


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    benefits, culture, coinvestment, nice offices, snacks

    Cons

    upward mobility, cold calling engine


  11. "Lots of responsibility early on, tons of cold calling, access to top notch entrepreneurs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great exposure and skill building.

    Cons

    Fiercely competitive and a lot of cold calling (if you don't like it that is)



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