Maxim Group Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2020

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3.4
60%
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92%
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Maxim Group Chairman and CEO Michael Rabinowitz
Michael Rabinowitz
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can directly speak to the President of Maxim (Chris Fiore) who always makes himself available to his team in Capital Markets(in 8 reviews)

  • "Get sponsored for your licenses; Learn something from senior sales people; Get the prestige of a decent size "investment bank"(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, keep what you kill mentality, people are very self centered(in 5 reviews)

  • "Not many good products to go around and only top brokers have access(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Ok la"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Team Member in Hong Kong

    I worked at Maxim Group part-time

    Pros

    Above minimum wage salary pay

    Cons

    Not that much cons honestly

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Chris Fiore and dealflow at Maxim Group invaluable in buyside move"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Switch to buyside made possible thanks to standout dealflow and responsibilities under Chris and his team. Took a deeper understanding of the capital raising process into interviews than many competitors at the same level and it showed in the resulting move to an international special situations fund

    Cons

    Didn't ultimately stay at the firm as long as I might have liked, but the experience was invaluable and what I was fortunate to learn will help me throughout my career

    Maxim Group Response

    June 15, 2020Chief Marketing Officer

    Glad to hear you had a fulfilling experience at Maxim that helped advance your career. Please stay in touch with the "Maxim Family" and we hope to work with you again in the future. - David Shapiro


  3. "Exceptional exposure, learning experience under Chris Fiore at Maxim Group"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure is far greater than at peer firms, in terms of working alongside company management, engaging buyside and proximity to internal leadership (Chris and his team). The technical skills to be learnt (at an analyst level) and opps for building relationship t/out the Street are second to none. Chris' network opens doors upon exit.

    Cons

    Top-heavy firm which means you have to fight for a position to contribute. Good problem to have but something that requires relentless work ethic

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  4. "Great!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people to wrok with.

    Cons

    I can not think of any off of the top of my head.

  5. "Great Opportunity to Get Your Foot in the Door"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get sponsored for your licenses; Learn something from senior sales people; Get the prestige of a decent size "investment bank".

    Cons

    Sweat shop compensation and hours compared to other investment banks; no benefits or medical insurance. Simply put, the firm or the management team doesn't care about you, at all.

  6. "great management/culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time

    Pros

    good place to start in the business, exposure to deals

    Cons

    tough business as a whole

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strong firm leadership and good culture"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Maxim Group part-time

    Pros

    Chris Fiore, President, is a strong leader of the firm who shows genuine care for his employees and has a clear vision for the firm's future. He encourages a positive culture that emanates throughout the firm, and has insightful strategies for taking the firm to new heights Anthony Vendetti, Director of Research, heads an intelligent department of research analysts and associates who are incisive, supportive, and effective under his leadership.

    Cons

    There is nothing too major to report

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Bad morals."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Institutional Sales Trader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team/coworkers were great. Leadership is intelligent and market savvy- learned a lot from them. Clean safe working environment. Strong Mission Statement.

    Cons

    They enter in to these shady Direct Public Offerings with struggling companies and very low penny prices (which lowers/bottoms out public investors shares) then when the stock goes up a penny or two- they sell. They make a killing while the public suffers the losses of now dirt cheap shares. When I found out they were doing this shady practice- I lost belief in the company morals and ethical business practices.

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  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "The worst company ever"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maxim Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    terrible company, do not work for this place

    Cons

    Wish I can give no stars. The worst company to work for, it has extremely bad culture and the senior managers do not have any leadership skills and they only care about money. They recently laid off a lot of people during coronavirus outbreak. It's only been 2 weeks and they started laid off couple of folks on capital market side. It's just so wrong and inhumane. Do your self a favor, do not join this toxic company. Go work for big shops where they respect people more. There are many senior managers do not respect their employees and often made racist and sexist comments. Worst company ever. Be aware

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  10. "Pathetic"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maxim Group full-time

    Pros

    Not going to have to work long hours

    Cons

    Very low pay. Not a motivating work environment.

    Maxim Group Response

    March 30, 2020Chief Marketing Officer

    I am sorry you didn't have a positive experience working with us at Maxim Group. We work hard to create a team-oriented and motivating environment. If you'd like to confidentially provide additional feedback with suggestions for improvement, please email me at dshapiro@maximgrp.com or call 212-895-3612. Maxim is almost 20 years old with 300 employees and we are always trying to be a better firm by being better to all members of the "Maxim Family." - David Shapiro, Chief Marketing Officer.

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