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4.6 of 5 stars (12 Ratings)

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Run, don't walk, to get a summer internship at Centerview!

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

My deal teams that I worked with were very patient, supportive and trusting. They were willing to let me try something, fail at it without adverse consequences, and then train me on what I should have done. I learned so much, and really liked the way in which I learned it. Also, the global summer offsite was a really great way to get to know the firm and understand the outlook for the business.

Downers

There was maybe a little less emphasis on social events than at other firms (based on what I heard from friends) -- and I missed some of the events they did have because I was working. Not really a complaint -- I love that I had real work to do -- but the bankers at Centerview are fun, and who doesn't love a night out!

Advice to Potential Interns

It's important to recognize that Centerview really does expect you to work like a full time analyst -- not that you will know as much, but they will look for energy, enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity in how you approach the job.

Advice to Management

Really nothing to add on this question -- I had a great summer!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Incredibly realistic and immersive experience

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Access to senior bankers, formal / informal mentorship, working with the best and brightest at all levels

Downers

Internship coordinators need to be communicate intern performance throughout

Advice to Potential Interns

The very best place to learn as long as you have a positive attitude

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real life experience on marquis deals

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

people I worked with, deals I was staffed on

Downers

liked it all, even long hours are fine with the right people

Advice to Potential Interns

be yourself because culture is king

Advice to Management

n/a

Sample Interview Questions

finance, work focused behavioral and case style questions

Would You Recommend

Yes

Interesting, hard work with bright, fun team

4.5 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I most enjoyed the generalist model, the colleagues I became friends with and the exposure to senior bankers.

Downers

I did not like the unpredictability of the hours because you never know when you'll have not a lot of work or a ton of work. This makes it hard to commit to plans in advance or have people visit you.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to do investment banking, Centerview is the best possible place to go. Look at its deal flow and small number of employees - that means there is going to be really cool work for you to do. The small number of employees also means that people, senior and junior, will know you and you will be able to make a difference - not just be a number in a big bank.

Advice to Management

Training could be improved. It is all run internally which is great, but because the bankers were so busy they usually really prepared to teach us and didn't review the work we did.

Sample Interview Questions

They really just want to see if you're smart, have a good attitude, and aren't robotic. All the questions will be the same as other banks, but Centerview puts more emphasis on seeing if you can generally hold a conversation like a normal person and if you can solve problems. They have a brain teaser interview, which isn't so bad - just walk people through your thoughts process.

Would You Recommend

Yes

High quality work and high quality exposure to senior executives/mentorship

4.7 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

mentorship, exposure, clients

Downers

down time, unpredictable schedule

Advice to Potential Interns

Incredible opportunities to take on as much work as capable of, senior people take notice and help you to grow in career

Would You Recommend

Yes

Immersed in the firm with hands-on work experience and a friendly atmosphere

4.6 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people, the stimulating work, the autonomy, the amazing deals, the bonding bar tabs and lunches, the company offsite

Downers

The hours, occasional grunt work

Advice to Potential Interns

They look for qualities that they think will make a good long term banker. This means it is very focused on how you can act, your ability to learn and your ability to take initative

Advice to Management

It was great!

Sample Interview Questions

Estimate the average spending on winter coats annually
Why banking?
What was your favorite class?
If a $100 bike appreciates 50%, how much is it worth next year?
What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Challenging ten weeks spent with very smart and outgoing people

4.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Firm culture, help was readily available, access to senior bankers

Downers

Long hours, as expected

Advice to Potential Interns

Banking is definitely not for everyone, but if you decide that you want to try it, Centerview is the best place on the Street to start out. Terrific culture, large deals, and high compensation.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best firm to intern at for for investment banking

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great junior and senior mentors, exposure to senior bankers, opportunity to work on interesting assignments

Downers

Hours were sometimes tough, but were on par with other banking internships

Advice to Potential Interns

Firm culture and being a good fit within the firm is the crucial factor for making internship decisions.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Incredible professional learning experience

4.5 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Incredible access to senior management, a lot of responsibility, great company culture, great deal flow

Downers

With lean teams and constant deal flow, hours could be hard at times.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be enthusiastic about every task, and be willing to learn.

Advice to Management

I thought that the experience was incredible overall. Could not ask for much more. I not only learned an incredible amount, but had a fun time and made great friends.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great culture, great experience, great bank

4.6 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Sitting in MD's office on day to day basis and getting great exposure to senior leadership.
Summer soccer league to really get to know the other bankers

Downers

Could have used more modeling experience

Advice to Potential Interns

Pays way above the street and has a great culture. I actually enjoyed the people I worked with, which I don't think is the case at every ibank (that's why I'm going back).

Advice to Management

More employee events. Give the summer interns a celebration at the end of the program.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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