William Blair Review Data

76 total review submissions

Year Position Location Group/Division Overall
2020 3rd+ Year Associate Chicago Mergers and Acquisitions Most senior people generally care about junior teams. Some… Has become a bit of a sweat shop as the firm has gained…
2019 Vice President Chicago Investment Banking Good deal flow, leader in MM. Given lots of responsibility… Cuts headcount every year, abrasive personalities, staffing…
2019 Intern Chicago Investment Banking My internship was moved online because of Covid. However,… I wished it was in person. It was also unfortunate that we…
2020 Intern Chicago Mergers and Acquisitions Extremely smart people across HC and Tech groups, unsure… We weren't staffed on live deals which I guess would…
2020 Intern San Francisco Investment Banking Great culture and kind, positive employees. Made an effort… No live deal experience, which made it harder for summers…
2020 Intern Chicago Investment Banking Really nice co-workers, awesome company. Hours are skewed… Did not get staffed on real deals, so a bit difficult to…
2019 Summer Associate Intern Boston Investment Banking Terrific team culture. Fast paced work environment.… Unpredictability that comes with IB. It is tough to make…
2019 2nd Year Analyst London Investment Banking Great culture in all teams. Smart and great to work with… Hours are extremely tough, especially in the HC Team.…
2020 Intern London Investment Banking Strong execution team with constant deal-flow. I worked… Long hours as an intern. Sometime tasks could be repetitive…
2019 3rd+ Year Associate chicago Mergers and Acquisitions Very good culture and hours for banking. That said, can get… Partners run everything. Every day you need to be thinking…
2020 1st Year Analyst Chicago Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Great place to work, great hours, great people, great pay.… Sad that they have a high analyst turnover rate. Most…
2020 1st Year Associate Chicago Investment Banking Good people, work life balance, above market comp,… Not much to talk about here - very happy with the firm.…
2019 1st Year Analyst New York Investment Banking There were many amazing features that help me grows as an… Not many cons of the company although the hours can be…
2019 Intern New York Asset Management Friendly and hardworking teams, collaborative culture,… Occasional repetitive work, lot of clerical/"intern…
2020 Summer Associate Intern Chicago Mergers and Acquisitions The people here are fantastic and they generally care about… I wish the internship was a generalist position and then…
2019 2nd Year Analyst Chicago Generalist The people I worked with were probably the best part of the… The hours are pretty brutal. Also, it can be pretty…
2019 2nd Year Analyst New York Leveraged Finance -Great deal exposure
-Kind and driven colleagues…
-Chicago Headquarters
-Manageable but brutal hours…
2019 3rd+ Year Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Great company, privates structure allows them to pay more… Can be high volume of deals, long hours. Were some bad…
2020 1st Year Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Great culture and collegial atmosphere within the firm. Lot… Hours can get rough, but that is an industry norm. Chicago…
2019 1st Year Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Excellent mentorship, collaboration, feedback and… Stigma of middle market can handicap exits, extremely poor…
2019 Summer Associate Intern Chicago Generalist Very excited about the position. Have not actually started… No cons to note thus far. No cons to note thus far. No cons…
2015 1st Year Analyst Chicago Mergers and Acquisitions Learned financial modeling skills that have been incredibly… Fear-based management sucks the life out of driven…
2019 Intern San Francisco Technology Work hard, play hard atmosphere. Most analysts want to help… Lost a few pitches to BB this summer, name not as well…
2016 1st Year Analyst Chicago Mergers and Acquisitions Strong team, great dealflow in last few years - mostly… Some groups still have an old-school mindset of grinding…

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