Houlihan Lokey Employee Reviews in United States

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Productive Workplace
Executive Administrator (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 28, 2016
Great company to work at. The people there are very kind and helpful, team players. A very fast pace environment. There is definitely room for growth.
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Productive Fun workplace
Analyst - Financial Advisory Services (Current Employee) –  Century City, CAJanuary 24, 2016
Great place to work and to learn. Very understanding individuals and some of the most intelligent people you can find in finance.
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Great investment bank to work for.
Investment Banking Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 8, 2015
Very collaborative feel to the bank. Small, boutique bank feel with the resources and support of a large, global financial institution. Live deal experience at a junior level and lots of client interaction as well. Good pay structure and benefits. Work/life balance is always a compromise in the industry but, depending on your group at HL, the company does a nice job of allowing you to have your life outside of the job.
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hard work
Financial Advisory Services - Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 20, 2015
Lots of hours required, middle market clients that may not offer the best exit opportunities, 10 days of paid time off which makes taking vacations throughout the year tricky
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Middle market investment bank
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 20, 2015
Houlihan Lokey is a middle market investment bank, focused largely on restructuring and private company sell side transactions. The firm enjoys a great reputation in delivering these services.
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ok firm
Investment Banking Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 19, 2015
okay firm to work for. good people and rich experience. i like the office in new york city. the la office is nice too. growing firm. long hours and a lot of work.
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Good place to work
FACILITIES SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 12, 2015
Typical day: Non stop running. Dealing with complaints and issues.
What I learned: Not to take things personally
Management: NA
Co-workers: for the most part, my co-workers are amazing. Like most places, you have the good and the bad.
Hardest part of the job: Not taking this stuff home.
The most enjoyable part of the job: I've made a couple of friendships that will follow me when I leave.
Pros
Tons of meetings, tons of free food
Cons
Pay, management
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"interesting" place to work
Managing Director - Financial Advisory Services (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 5, 2014
There are some very talented people at this firm. Unfortunately, it appears to be fun as three separate businesses rather than a cohesive unit.
Pros
excellent market reputation
Cons
poorly managed. little cohesiveness between departments and overall firm strategy.
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Great Experience
MBA Summer Associate, Valuation (Former Employee) –  Century City, CASeptember 28, 2014
Great place to gain experience. Not a team oriented environment.
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Corporate Environment
Registration Administrator (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 9, 2014
Good place to work. They want me to post why I have been working for this company. Not sure why you would want me to post that when clearly I am posting a resume to look at potential new positions.
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Great company except for the Accounting department
Accounts Payable Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Century City, CAJuly 14, 2014
I was not told that the turnover rate for the AP coordinator position was about 6 months.
Pros
great pay, benefits, giveaways, events, free lunches and snacks
Cons
management
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OK place to work
Manager (Current Employee) –  Los AngelesApril 2, 2014
Most days are OK. Work/Life balance is decent. Management is horrible. They only think of themselves and how much money they can put in their own pockets. They don't promote hard working employees but rather the lazy ones seem to get ahead. There are some really smart people here but most don't know how to mentor the junior employees.
Pros
work/life balance
Cons
compensation doesn't keep up with col; management only cares about themselves
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a sweat shop
Vice President/Partner, Investment Banking (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 6, 2014
Very busy place. Little personal time. Completely no work-life balance. Pay is so so, particuluarly considering the hours that have been put in.
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Great Environment
Investment Banking Intern (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 5, 2014
Great Environment. Hard but satisfying work and great people
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Tremendous opportunity to see M&A from the inside
M&A Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 26, 2013
An extremely fast growing company with excellent personal made for a great summer of learning about M&A.
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Productive fun workplace with great talent.
Associate (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 14, 2013
Overall a great place to learn and build relationships.
No work life balance and you're required to be on call 24/7.
Compensated well for efforts.
Pros
great culture
Cons
extremely stressful, no down time, work 7 days a week.
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Great personality in all employees.
Office Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 14, 2013
Great place to work, over all. Fast paste environment but with touch of fun and dedication.
Pros
great people
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Wonderful place to work. Good people and great location
Registration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Century City, CAAugust 13, 2012
Houlihan Lokey is a great place to come to work in the morning. Knowing what needed of you on a daily basis should be credited to management. Working on projects with co-workers, contributing and meeting deadlines has proven to be a great experience for me in which I've appreciated. Houlihan also have a few company activities that happen throughout the year which keeps thing exciting and enjoyable.
Pros
great people environment
Cons
somewhat little privacy (as in work space and office layout)
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Amazing work enviroment
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 7, 2012
Very long hours but everyone is motivated and inspiring. The work environment is fast paced with great opportunity for growth and learning.
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Great People, Great Company
M&A Assistant (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 7, 2012
The people at HL are what make it a great place to work. Although it is a fast-paced, high pressure environment, the teams are close knit and cohesive.
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