Greenhill & Co. Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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  1. Private Capital Advisory

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed culture within this group which sits outside of traditional M&A team. Gym in the building and not much face time.

    Cons

    A lot of back channeling amongst senior management
    Not a lot of transparency to junior ranks of the business
    No third year retention

    Advice to Management

    Overall good culture created but focus on stock is apparent to junior analyst without much insight into thoughts about the future of the business

  2. Well run firm. Great culture and team.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenhill & Co.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small deal teams, flat organization, minimal bureaucracy, strong sense of pride, collaborative environment. You will get great deal experience and plenty of opportunity to step up to play a meaningful role.

    Cons

    Limited infrastructure given focus on efficiency and profitability. Has struggled somewhat the last few years as a public company in low M&A activity environment. Unproven path to partner, very few junior bankers who join make it to managing director.

  3. Hard work, but excellent culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smartest people in the business

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Greenhill's model is to hire senior people from outside and have juniors work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting from withing.

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    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenhill & Co.

    Pros

    Friendly people. culture, decent hours for banking

    Cons

    Nothing really stands out as bad

  6. Unparalleled.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sustainable culture, top notch experience, best-in-class exit opps

    Cons

    Finance culture (self-interested, sacrificial), hit-or-miss experience deal-wise

    Advice to Management

    Couldn't be better for a bank.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fair compensation practices, good corporate culture, less stress than biggest investment banks, strong management team focused on bottom line, good pay

    Cons

    too formal of an environment, poor communication to employees about long term goals of the business, junior team members not appreciated enough

  8. Helpful (1)

    If you want to do IB, this is a great place to start

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

    I have been working at Greenhill & Co. full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, very intelligent people, great brand within the finance community, slightly better hours (but STILL IB)

    Cons

    Upward mobility path, lots of stock comp

  9. Unfavorable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I met some lifelong friends there. Free gym in the office. Great location. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    There is a lack of appreciation, recognition, timely feedback, team building, training, and mentoring in some groups. Favoritism is obvious.

  10. Overall good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenhill & Co.

    Pros

    Nice facility and office. Most people are willing to help you out.

    Cons

    Cut-throat industry and office culture.

    Advice to Management

    None

  11. Helpful (1)

    Hard work with a smart and respectable team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Greenhill & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience as an analyst at Greenhill. Worked with tons of smart people at all levels. Enjoyed focusing on M&A and restructuring. Had a few options for investment banks to work for but primarily selected Greenhill for it's company culture.

    Cons

    Brand name not as strong as GS/MS outside of Wall Street. Independent advisory model has some competitive disadvantages to investment banks with balance sheet.

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