Stout Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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4.0
76%
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Stout CEO Craige L. Stout
Craige L. Stout
73 Ratings
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  • "We deliver superior client service; it can require long hours at a high pace at times(in 14 reviews)

  • "Demands create work life balance issues - basically expected to be ready to drop everything and answer emails or calls at all times(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Working environment are really nice, no peer pressure from teammates.

    Cons

    Projects are small with low profit.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and Uderpaid"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, access to senior managers, relatively flat culture

    Cons

    Low compensation, frequent late nights and weekends, unimpressive benefits and workplaces


  3. "Good Values"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good values and a team oriented firm

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth in operations could be better

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  4. "Bright future"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stout full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Management team cares and is always willing to explore new growth avenues

    Cons

    For now, occasionally lose to larger firms on IB projects

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Training / Group Culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stout full-time

    Pros

    -Better work / life balance than most I-banks -Good deal flow

    Cons

    -Limited training / little to no emphasis on continued learning & employee development -Not much of a group culture - it doesn't feel / operate like a cohesive team

  6. "Great place to work, long hours"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at Stout full-time

    Pros

    Give real opportunity to junior analysts

    Cons

    will work very long hours during busy seasons

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Growing IB Brand"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong mid-market brand that continues to punch above weight (considering how nascent the IB group is versus established incumbents) - Junior staff offered significant opportunity to "play up" / take on highly visible responsibilities (primarily a product of lean deal teams, but largely attractive to entrepreneurial candidates who are eager to learn) - Industry agnostic focus at junior level allows for good exposure to a wide array of industries - Generally better quality of life versus peer IBs

    Cons

    - Compensation can be below street, depending on overall group performance (predominantly independent of junior staff's efforts) - Quality of mandates (salability) sometimes leaves much to be desired - Lean deal teams may require junior staff to "manage up," which may be difficult at times when workload is already immense - Disconnect in culture / expectations among different offices (national staffing model)

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  8. "Good company culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Promote from within - good advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Focus is on domestic growth

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Help desk analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stout full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, so you learn a lot in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    They could do raises more often.

  10. "Good firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and people are great

    Cons

    Need more upside mobility in terms of progression.

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