August 21, 2020
Company culture is great. It can be hard because everyone is really intelligent. There's a lot of autonomy and even at a lower level you are expected to contribute. There's a lot of growth potential.
You're given a lot of responsibility. This is a place where the juniors are relied upon and your voice is heard.
Work-life balance isn't that bad. You’re not working banking hours, but you're working pretty heavy hours. It’s manageable. You have time to get drinks after work and hang out on the weekends. It’s just not an 8-6, but it’s worth it.
Relationships with manager(s)
My managers have been great. I think it’s a little tough because I've found other people within the company that I look to as a mentor. I think there are things I talk about with my manager and things I’d go to my mentor for. They are always there for promotion discussions and have been transparent during the review/feedback process.
I always make sure to address this at the end of the year with my manager. I like to know where I stand and what I can improve on. Generally, you spend 4 years at associate level and then you are promoted to VP. Everything you've done over the last 4 years will be given to a promotion committee and it’s really an intensive process.