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4.5 of 5 stars (121 Ratings)

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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".

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

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions

2.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Highly commercial, results oriented culture

Downers

Finitie resources

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

3.1 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Analysts get a lot of responsibility and direct contact with Managing Directors; the retail group is dominant

Downers

It can be hard to succeed if you are placed in one of the "less important" verticals.

Comments

Be ready to work, but you will be respected. Compensation is at or above street and the hours are good. You will be a generalist, but you will eventually find a role within a couple of groups.

Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions

3.4 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Typical investment banking lifestyle and pay.

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

2.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

junior co-workers

Downers

hours, tediousness (same throughout industry)

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

2.7 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Junior colleagues, learning/experience, money

Downers

Difficult personalities, pointless nature of much of the work.

Comments

Projects are less enjoyable and interesting than expected. Work is often monotonous and pointless.