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Jul 23, 2021 - 6:44pm

Interviewed and they pay in-line with other EB's, have a top notch culture, and exit to most PE funds

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Jul 23, 2021 - 6:45pm

Was more involved with the firm when I was doing my SA/FT recruiting in 2014 I believe. At the time place seemed great. Had a very nice office at 767 5th I believe (the GM building / the Apple store building near Central Park) with like a gym in the office. Really nice place. Seemed like an overall friendly place. Plenty of access to seniors also seemed likely. Pay felt top of street for sure. Also seemed like a nice crew of fellow analysts. No sense of what hours were/are like but prob on the nicer side of intense EB hours, though it may kinda be like saying someone is the tallest midget. Like it's something and prob hours are relatively good but it is still an EB at the end of the day so prob still kinda like a 24/7 job to some extent. 

others may chime in and say I am far off on some of this stuff though but this is just an initial idea I hope may help you as you figure this stuff out…

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 23, 2021 - 7:51pm

Currently hours are not good...every group is understaffed because they run so lean and have such high deal flow across the board (at least NY). Expect this to course correct as the firm adds junior headcount. Culture very good. Would be awesome to see them be the first EB to raise base in line or above new Street of $100k

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 23, 2021 - 7:54pm

I've heard hours are pretty rough here. Only have one alum there but he said this past year he's been getting absolutely crushed (but it seems like everyone has been... so not so sure if this is unique to PWP). 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jul 23, 2021 - 10:15pm

Yeah actually wondering if people who are saying good culture actually work there... have heard hours have been absolutely brutal. One of the reasons I turned them down.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 23, 2021 - 10:23pm

Pretty sure this was brought about by COVID. I heard that they worked their analysts hard but in waves before 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 23, 2021 - 10:40pm

I don't think hours necessarily correlate with culture. The people can be great, but the hours can still be brutal if the seniors bring in enough deals.

The people there are not busy (for the most part) with pitches, it's almost all actually deals

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 27, 2021 - 2:50pm

I think people bucket Gugg as in-between MM and EB because of their size and their average deal size (which is lower than the 6 main EBs). That's not to say that Gugg isn't a great firm but they tend to compete more with banks like Jefferies while landing the occasional mega-cap deal.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 23, 2021 - 9:24pm

Fantastic culture, top of the line pay, and strong exits. Their exits have been getting a lot better over the years as their management has increasingly supported recruitment (think on the level of MOE NY and LAZ NY)

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 24, 2021 - 1:41am

Some of the exits mostly from this year (some last year) for the US:

2 Carlyle, EQT, Brookfield, Oaktree (SS), Bx (idk group), Centerbridge, Crestview, GTCR, 2 top HFs, Platinum Equity, KPS, Softbank, General Atlantic, Ares, Madison Dearborn... I am sure there are others if you refer to Linkedin. Analyst class size ~ 21-22. 

Jul 24, 2021 - 4:37am

Really great shop. Have a couple friends who work(ed) there (one left for PE and one stayed on as an associate) and they actually liked their time there citing good people in general and not much of a hardo culture. 

Also interesting they went public via a SPAC which closed in June, wonder if the public company reporting requirements and disclosures will change anything there.

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  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Jul 29, 2021 - 8:43am

PWP has great pay, very nice culture, and you can exit to virtually anywhere (with it getting better each year, as the firm grows and becomes more supportive of leaving). As listed above, they send kids everywhere (plus more that wasn't noted). I'd take PWP over Laz/Moco due to their growth trajectory and culture.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Aug 12, 2021 - 3:58pm

They're on an absolute tear this year. Along with killing it in league tables, they posted earnings today and beat expected EPS by 173.5%. They also had higher Q2 revenue numbers than PJT.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 12, 2021 - 4:26pm

Good stuff. I feel like going public will help the optics of the firm if they keep this up

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 12, 2021 - 4:25pm

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