Hamilton Lane Advisors Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2022

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43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance for the most part(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great people who work hard but are laid back(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance is preached here, but again, what's preached is not what's practiced(in 4 reviews)

  • "I do not have any cons for Hamilton Lane(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Strong company with lots of growth and opportunity - Amazing culture

      Apr 18, 2022 - Senior Associate 
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      Pros

      Thought leaders, innovative, highly regarded, growth mindset, quality products.

      Cons

      confusing org structures amongst senior management

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Improving, albeit slowly.

      May 9, 2022 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Strong corporate culture, company growth and a good, well-structured training programme for juniors. Good level of staffing in head office with decent exposure to senior professionals. High quality mid-level managers at the VP to Principal level. Well known with a great industry reputation acting as a fantastic springboard into the PE industry. Decent work life balance after a few years of grinding.

      Cons

      Confusing senior management structure with lots of internal restructuring for no clear reason. Very uncompetitive compensation and bonuses lead to high junior turnover, where departing professionals can expect to double total comp with a negligible impact on workload or balance. Management are aware of this and have been slow to make changes. Benefits are poor and set centrally by an utterly incompetent HR department. Large wealth divide between pre and post-ipo shareholders. Head office in the middle of nowhere and a very US-centric attitude for a global company.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      For the Good of the Firm

      Jun 27, 2022 - Investment Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generous PTO policy for entry-level analyst positions. The Firm touches multiple aspects of the private markets giving insight across strategies and sectors

      Cons

      Siloed investment teams: No coordination amongst investment teams when looking at funds vs investments HR is not well-equipped to handle a 500+ person company, as evidenced by recent management exits Work culture is centered around an idea of work-life balance, and pay is subsequently less due to this idea; yet, workflow amount and expectations are still similar to other PE shops Hamilton Lane is not a true PE shop, they do fund of funds, secondaries, and co-investments, so finding and sourcing true PE deals and engaging with companies is the exception not the norm, counter to how the firm positions itself in informational interviews Noticeable difference between pre and post-IPO hiring employees culturally

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jun 15, 2022 - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work and life balance

      Cons

      Need a lot more cafeteria options

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to start your career

      Jun 22, 2022 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of exposure to private markets Your growth and advancement is directly related to the value you add HR cares

      Cons

      Compensation is below market Politics at highest levels

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to learn

      Jun 16, 2022 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hamilton Lane has a great company culture and is willing to give younger employees a chance.

      Cons

      Management is out of touch. Cost of living and inflation adjustments are non-existent.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Associate

      May 10, 2022 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Phone/gym/tuition reimbursement Maternity and paternity leave Student loan repayment Hybrid work schedule 3pm fridays Espp + more Very helpful IT team

      Cons

      managers aren’t prepared to train employees / lack of mentoring

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome company

      May 10, 2022 - Analyst in Conshohocken, PA
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      Pros

      Managers and leadership who truly care, great work life balance, strong on the job training and on boarding, supportive HR, and a company that walks the talk and does the right thing.

      Cons

      Very collaborative and sometimes may over involve but better to do this than cause issues not communicating clearly

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Low pay, incompetent HR, and clueless managers.

      Jun 6, 2022 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are nice, new office, hybrid schedule. Good company to launch you into private equity for much higher pay. Have had coworkers leave for excellent opportunities so it’s an easy start into the industry. This is the only reason I would recommend someone to start a career here- get some experience and leave somewhere else.

      Cons

      Very low pay and below market even when adjusted for cost of living. Senior management does not seem to be interested in retaining employees. Also a big difference in attitude between those who got in early pre IPO and those who came after. two senior managers tell directly that the only reason they have stayed are because they got in early. HR is totally incompetent and the company does not want to invest in any initiative to keep employees. Also, use to have free lunch once a week and now they use the excuse that meals are “subsidized” so no free lunch anymore. Managers have no idea how to train junior level employees, they should invest in training these managers first.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, underpaid

      Apr 22, 2022 - Client Operations Associate in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      Lovely people and work life balance.

      Cons

      They don’t pay as much as they should for the work that you do

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    Hamilton Lane Advisors has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 81 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Hamilton Lane Advisors to a friend and 99% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Hamilton Lane Advisors employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Hamilton Lane Advisors. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

    81% of Hamilton Lane Advisors employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Hamilton Lane Advisors 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.4 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

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