Q actually has the worst HR
This is for all of the future prospects out there. WSO has a rep of jerking off Q for being a god tier boutique: a lean team working on big deals. On paper, they're crazy… a deal volume of a billion+ for ~60 heads is impressive don't get me wrong.
However, I've had such an awful experience recruiting for them. And all of the analysts I've met from networking and even during the interviews are complete bots. No sense of humor and completely lack the aptitude to hold a conversation. One dude responded that a hobby of his includes reading through earning transcripts on his free time. Sure these guys are all phi beta kappa geniuses from UChicago, probably the only school they're recruiting from this year too it seems like from the people I've met, but dear god how would anyone with a sane mind or any charisma fit in here?
Anyways whatever, my opinions on the analysts there subjective but Qatalyst's HR department is objectively terrible. Idk if it's with the volume of emails they're getting but I was completely ghosted from my second technical earlier last month. Was told I was going to have a third a couple weeks ago and I have yet to hear back. Emailed recruiting, no response. Emailed the individual people who scheduled my interviews. No response. Emailed the MD who actually got me in touch with the executive person… no response. My emails are still sending though (they still haven't blocked me like how other kids I know got dinged). That in itself is pretty ruthless and I've even heard stories from kids at other schools that all of the analysts and associates completely ignore their emails to begin with. No one from my school, an semi target, goes to Q, so the only idea of the culture I got from the firm was from the interviews/ a couple lucky connections.
If I'm dinged or not, this is beyond unprofessional.