General Atlantic Associate Program Info

There aren't many posts on here about GA from the associate program perspective. Does anyone have any information to share on the prestige/pay / work/life of being an associate at GA? Curious about this as the firm is now sector-specific in hiring compared to before (I could be wrong here). Any information on any of the groups would be helpful especially is COVID has made culture worse. I'm targeting a 2022 Summer Start.

Specifically mentioning the Associate program as there are already many posts about the Analyst / Thematic Sourcing Program which I would not be applying for. From my understanding the IB > PE Associate program is more of a traditional PE role focused on deal execution as opposed to sourcing.

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Comments (19)

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Apr 19, 2021 - 2:32pm

Do you have any more info about this? Doesn't really seem like one bad deal will sully the name that much (otherwise there would be more than a few PE firms out of business). Are you saying that deal flow has picked up in an effort to move past the Greensill situation?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 25, 2021 - 8:39am

I think they will be fine, even with that misstep they have top quartile returns and a solid brand. If I remember correctly they still recovered 50% of their investment. Softbank on the contrary.. lol. But the FT article about their MD in London was quite embarrassing.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Apr 28, 2021 - 11:45am

All of their associates are on the website and with a quick look did not see many consultants, so not sure what you are referring to. It looks like the MBB hires are in the Europe offices primarily.

Oct 13, 2021 - 7:29pm

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