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Toxic
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Addison, TXAugust 31, 2019
The work/life balance is nonexistent. Be prepared to work up to 16 hours a day for several days or weeks straight. Be prepared to not be properly trained. Be prepared to not be appreciated for all the hours and hard work. Yes, they buy cookies or cupcakes or some other treats and say thank you once a quarter (if they remember) but it would be nice to actually feel appreciated by immediate managers/supervisors.
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Depressing environment
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 2, 2019
Very easy to see that massive roadblocks put in place for management to hire good people. NY management of the office and lead manager in the office really could give a flying leap about anyone below their pay grade. Dozens of people in and out of roles there, just a revolving mill.

Massive "Temp" atmosphere there unfortunately that will persist for at least a few years given the "you're on your own" attitude from NY. Apparently lots of contractors who have/had been there over a year who aren't staff yet as well. Equipment is a decade old and you can spend hours just watching a wheel spin. No break room, no perks at all aside from a small kitchen and an office bar trip sometimes once a month.
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Good
Analyst (Former Employee) –  ManchesterJuly 9, 2019
Everyone there and the benefits are great The work is challenging but help is always at hand if needed.
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Highly efficient workplace and culture
Vice President (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 21, 2019
Pro: A typical financial service/consulting company. Good reputation among peers. Excellent client service. Professional people around who takes value of their own reputation. Great platform to learn.

Con: Work/Life balance. Expect long work hours and fast response to client needs at any given time. Also work became repetitive after a certain period of time.
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Productive and fun place
Intern, Portfolio Valuations (Former Employee) –  United StatesMarch 19, 2019
As an intern you do a lot of heavy Excel work. The environment is pretty collaborative and people are willing to help you and answer any questions you may have.
Pros
Engaging place to work
Cons
Entry-level role involves primarily plugging numbers in Excel
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Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 11, 2019
this company is a good company for gaining a good foundation in the financial services realm. There are many fundamentals that are developed (DCF, cost of capital, etc.)
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Strange Culture
Executive Assistant (Part-Time) (Former Employee) –  London Bridge Station, Greater LondonJanuary 19, 2019
Even senior staff didn't know other senior staff in different departments no cross company interaction so very difficult to get to know others in different departments
Pros
fridges full of free drinks
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Good Experience
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Provincia di Milano, LombardiaJanuary 19, 2019
I currently work in the Milan office, in the Corporate Real Estate and Cross Border operation unit. It is a good company where is possible to learn and grow quickly.
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Good company
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 14, 2019
Solid company with a planned vision for the future. Employees are friendly and easy to get a long with. Basically a young company, employee-wise. Great benefits and working environment.
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A good place to be part of the team for a few years
Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 6, 2018
Executive management is good with buying key targets for inorganic growth. Some of the MDs are great and a pleasure to work with. Management needs to think about long term careers for the employees and work on retaining them.
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Solid work life balance
Real Estate Analyst (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXOctober 31, 2018
but that's about the only positive I can think of. Below market compensation; unorganized upper management; high turnover rate; generally dull culture.
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Lacks diversity and inclusion
Other (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 10, 2018
- Lacks diversity
- harsh hours
- poor management
- salary rates are terrible
- conservative work environment
- high cubicles
- not a sociable environment
Pros
location of the Chicago office
Cons
Chicago office's work environment, favoritism among management and peers, Cliqueish, Conservative, Lacks communication, Work and Life balance is terrible
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Productive and fun office with basketball hoop.
Office Manager/Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Morristown, NJOctober 1, 2018
Fast paced office with warm, friendly, professional colleagues. Always learning new applications with on-line training. Fun activities for employees after hours.
Pros
Clean and efficient office
Cons
Top floor got roof leaks in heavy rain
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Depends who your supervisor is...
Vice President, Dispute Consulting (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 20, 2018
It depends on who you work for and my experience was poor. I tried to adapt to my manager's style and do whatever I could but he seemed to be a very negative person with a large ego (he said it himself). He is no longer with the company so hopefully your experience is better now.
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Unimpressive
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 19, 2018
Homogenous co-workers, almost non-existent company culture. Benefits are in the range of average to above-average. Management is non-transparent and short-term focused obsessed with only cutting costs and telling people how things are going well and then next minute laying off workforce.
Pros
office snacks, good healthcare plans, 401K matching
Cons
non-transparent management
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This company no longer exists
SR Ratings (Former Employee) –  São PauloSeptember 19, 2018
This company no longer exists. It was acquired by another company in Brazil. That is why this is not applicable to do this review for this company. Thank you
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Okay for my first job
Valuation Analyst (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 17, 2018
Almost no work life balance due to a large amount of travel. Almost no opportunities for knowledge or career advancement. I was promised the opportunity to manage projects within 6 months of starting, but was never allowed to do so.
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Good place to learn foundational skills
Real Estate Advisory Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 8, 2018
Good place to learn foundational skills, a lot of pressure and poor work life balance, average management, long hours, social environment between the offices nationwide
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Typical Consulting Company
Senior Associate in Corporate Valuation (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 10, 2018
Pro: Interesting work, seeing different types of projects
Pro: Decent management, pretty straight forward
Pro: Quick advancement if you can handle working long hours
Con: A lot of hours, always on blackberry
Con: Investment banking hour, but not investment banking pay
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Good coworkers
Senior Associate, Real Estate Advisory Group (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 26, 2018
I would work there again under the right conditions. Good pay and benefits. The colleagues and coworkers are good, for the most part. I was very fond of my teammates/coworkers, as well as my immediate bosses.
Pros
Good pay and benefits. There are pluses working for a large corporation
Cons
Layoffs are a possibility
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