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- Bain & Company scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
- Both tied in 2 areas: Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
What Employees Say
- "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at Bain & Company.
- "Investment banking" was the most mentioned Pro at AGC Partners.
- Bain & Company had 95 more reviews than AGC Partners that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
I have been working at Bain & Company full-time for more than a year
Best business trajectory (double digit growth even during COVID-19) #1 in PE DDs globally Most caring people/ecosystem - best culture among BBM Strong recognition of performance and accelerated... promotion track Diversity of genders, background - inclusive to all walks of life
Very intense workhours (70-85 hours, especially for private equity group)
Advice to Management
Focus on improving sustainability, this has suffered over past 2-3 years
I have been working at AGC Partners full-time for more than a year
I have worked at AGC for close to a year and half now and have been incredibly grateful of the firm, the people who I have worked here with, and where I am today because of AGC. Like any other person... who wanted to start a career in investment banking, my goal from the onset was to not only get as much learning and experience from my first job out of college as possible, but also be in a position where I was given the level of responsibility that I would not have received elsewhere - AGC has and continues to deliver on both fronts. If I could break down why I have loved and continue to love working at AGC, it would be summarized in two parts: 1) The learning you receive in such a short period of time, and 2) the people who you work with at this firm. I have become extremely skilled in all aspects of an M&A deal, many of which peers in my industry would not be exposed to at this same position or age. I can attribute my knowledge of the Tech M&A space, my understanding of how deals work, how deals get done, and the nitty-gritty details of each step in between directly to the partners, the senior-level management, my senior mentors, and my fellow associates and analysts who I work with day-in, day-out. I started as an analyst here, and really did not know much about the industry outside of what I learned during my internship. Within months, I was leading deal processes, cranking out models, creating marketing materials, and driving diligence, all of which I undeniably improve upon every day. I have worked on deals across a large variety of sectors and industries, I have been exposed to live-deal situations where I made thoughtful decisions on the right paths forward directly with my partner, VP, and our client, and continue to be given opportunity to become a leader within my position and at the firm. I believe the most valuable part of AGC partners is the people who work here. From our CEO, COO, CFO, and every partner at the firm, every employee is willing to offer me help when I need it, push me to be a better associate, and give me the tools to be successful both here at AGC and my general career in finance. The partners and senior-level management undeniably care about each analyst and associate, and strive to make our experience the best it could possibly be. They are fully open to hearing feedback from analysts and associates, and work every day to make sure we are best positioned to succeed both in the office and outside of it. I also would not be where I am today without the support and strong, life-long bonds I have made with my fellow associates and analysts. Like other investment banking jobs across the country, you spend countless hours alongside your peers - at AGC, your peers are your biggest asset, and everyone here strives to make each other better, are with you in the trenches, and are always willing to offer a helping hand when needed. Ultimately, AGC offers you a chance to grow into an extremely skilled investment banker in a very short period of time, and surrounds you with people who truly care about that growth. I am extremely happy to have gotten where I am today, and am excited to be a part of what is to come for the firm.
With the amount of learning and experience you receive at AGC, it obviously comes with extended hours and pressurized situations. Like other investment banks, this job is not meant to be for everyone.... There will be times when you are working late into the night and on weekends and have to juggle multiple workflows and priorities which force you to make rapid decisions. While this is true here at AGC, and likely at other investment banks across the country, it is certainly not something that analysts or associates can not only overcome but excel into better bankers as a result. There will be times where you fail, make mistakes, and have a lot of work on your plate to get through - these situations will be stressful and will not always be easy. You are asked to do a lot at the firm and are given high levels of responsibility from the day you start here. However, I believe fully that this is how I and many of my peers have improved our skills and have quickly reached levels of success that would be difficult to find at other larger investment banks or boutique shops.