Culture at Minneapolis investment firms?
Currently an Analyst in Minneapolis (ignore title) and looking to stay in the area after my Analyst stint. Could anyone speak to the cultures at some of the firms in the area? I’ve been impressed by the amount of talent in Minneapolis, and there is a lot of good info on many shops, but as an outsider I can’t get a good sense of which firms offer the best experience from a culture/WLB perspective. Mostly interested in hearing about the firms with particularly good cultures and the places to absolutely 100% avoid. Curious to know how much the Midwest culture translates to different spots.
Listing a few names I found from WSO and LinkedIn:
CarVal, Castlelake, Varde, Whitebox, Garda, Pine River, Shoreview, NEP, NMP, Proterra, Yukon, Pru, Arthur Ventures, Walleye, OSP, Estuary, Deepwater, Piper Merchant Banking, every other Cargill-spinoff-spinoff, etc
Before anyone says “none of those shops are similar - you’re naming hedge funds next to VCs” - I’m listing a wide variety of shops to hopefully get some comments going. I know of a several other people who’d also be interested in this info who may want something a bit different than traditional PE.