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4.5 of 5 stars (121 Ratings)

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Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Analyst culture in the bullpen

Downers

Hours can get long at times

Excellent culture, high level of responsibility, great compensation

4.1 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Quality of life, compensation, client interaction, high level of responsibility given/expected, opportunity to quickly prove oneself

Downers

Not as much opportunity to work on different projects as expected, small deal teams mean vacations involve some working remotely

Comments

Workload can be heavy, but provides excellent learning opportunities. Rewarded for stepping up and working hard. Compensation is excellent for hours worked.

Great culture with upward mobility.

4.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Abilitiy to be promoted. Cash bonus. Strong culture

Comments

Very strong transaction experience and client exposure as a junior analyst. Able to work in multiple industry groups and experience sell side, buy side, restructuring and financing assignments. Good work/life balance and well compensated.

Good firm at the nexus of growth / change.

3.4 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Getting alot of hands on deal-making experience, and client interaction. Strong expertise in retail.

Downers

Firm is undergoing alot of change and feels like it hasn't quite decided "what it wants to be when it grows up" since the investment by Natixis. This coupled with some of the cultural shifts creates alot of uncertainty at the junior level, as the firm is changing from what it used to be, but hasn't quite arrived at what it "will be".

Great people to work with coming out of college where you learn a lot about companies financially and get exposure at an early age

3.6 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Informal, fraternity like culture working in the bullpen with other analysts your age

Downers

Working hard on projects that go nowhere and other unfulfilling work that you know is pointless. Also losing the core culture as we grow and become more like our parent company

Comments

We are becoming more like a larger boutique investment bank with many verticals. If a candidate likes exposure to different industries, especially infrastructure, energy and healthcare, as that is the direction the firm is expanding, then this would be a good place to go. If not, and a candidate wants more of a TMT, retail or consumer experience, then seek another firm.

Excellent experience to shoulder heavy responsibility and work closely with clients, but an onerous workload and deteriorating culture

3.1 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Many senior-level bankers are understanding, knowledgeable and cool. Junior bankers get along very well.

Downers

The rapidly deteriorating culture attributed to firm expansion.

Comments

Workload is miserable most of the time. Business outlook is weak given the state of the retail industry. Nonetheless, it is the best place to work for people interested in the retail/consumer industry. Most of the people are great.

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

2.6 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Challenging environment, responsibility early on

Downers

Unclear as to direction of firm; lagging in both quality of life and CSR programs

Mid-level

4.9 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work-Life Balance

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Compensation, hours

Downers

401k plan

Better pay than Street with much better work / life balance and a strong culture with MDs who actually know you and care about you

5.0 of 5 stars

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Better pay than Street with much better work / life balance and a strong culture with MDs who actually know you and care about you

Downers

401K plan