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Aug 17, 2010 - 12:31am

Yeah, i met a former associate... he lived in Boston and took the commuter rail down every morning because "providence sucks"

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Aug 17, 2010 - 9:46am

Commute is definitely not an hour and a half. It's 45 minutes, 60 at the most in traffic. Providence is a really nice small city, but if you're coming from New York you'd be better off commuting from Boston as you'll probably get bored there. Great place to raise a family though, especially on the east side near Brown and RISD.

As for Providence Equity, they've had some growing pains in the 2000's - they exploded from a top mid-market firm into a megafund and it took them a while to adjust to the scale. That said, from what I've heard they're good guys and know the media / entertainment space as well as any fund, so if that's your interest and you have the opportunity to interview, it's definitely worth the look.

Aug 18, 2010 - 11:12am

Pretty standard. They pull from top groups, particularly those with M&A/LevFin/TMT experience. Obviously having a tie / interesting in living in that part of the country helps as they know it's not a top destination for recruits. I think Amity led their recruiting back when I was looking at them but can't remember for sure; might have been SG.

Aug 18, 2010 - 11:18am

Get out of here ricochet.

- Capt K - "Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, bait the hook with prestige." - Paul Graham
Aug 18, 2010 - 11:22am

Opinion of Providence Equity Partners (Originally Posted: 09/27/2008)


I've done some searches on Providence Equity, but know only that it is a firm very strong in media, entertainment, telecom, etc.

What I'd like to know is what the firm culture is like, what the hours are, whether or not associate work is primarily cold-calling/sourcing, and what the pay might be like.

Also, how are the non-Providence offices like? Are they significantly different than headquarters at all in terms of the type of work you get and the culture of the firm? I'd primarily be interested in finding out more about the New York office.


Aug 18, 2010 - 11:24am

All I'll say is that its a good firm (that's gotten into some tough deals as of late -- only time can tell). Not sure about NYC but hours are a little better than the other mega buyouts, but not drastically, though with the climate nowadays who knows. Culture is ok, not the best out there, but i knew some guys who had fun.

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:38am

Does anyone know if all first year associates get hired to the RI office or if there is the possibility of starting in NYC?

To clarify, I see that they have associates in NYC on their website, but it's unclear to me whether they started and then moved after a short time.

Any other current info is appreciated (esp. culture of the firm)

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