Evercore is one of the world’s top mergers and acquisition and restructuring advisors. It regularly works on massive high-profile investment banking deals for clients such as GE, Fubo, and Verizon. The firm offers phenomenal training and senior-banker exposure to interns and junior bankers. And it's very focused on creating an inclusive culture. It has active and effective networking groups for women, LGBTQ+ individuals, traditionally underrepresented minorities, and veterans.
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A very prestigious independent investment banking advisory firm, Evercore is looking for extremely intelligent, hardworking, ethical candidates with strong technical and communication skills who can learn fast and are willing to take initiative. The firm’s interns get incredible exposure to senior bankers, one of the best training programs on Wall Street, excellent deal experience, and a true picture of what a full-time role looks like. Since interns are treated like full-time analysts, the hours can be challenging. Meanwhile, Evercore’s full-time junior bankers have access to clear promotion paths (analysts have the opportunity to work a third year as an analyst or transition to associate), extensive mentoring, excellent training, early responsibility, significant deal experience...
About the Company
Founded in 1995 by Blackstone and U.S. Treasury veteran Roger Altman, independent investment banking advisory firm Evercore went public in August 2006 with an $83 million initial public offering. Since then, the firm has grown into an elite independent investment banking advisory firm, employing more than 1,950 people and serving clients around the world from its numerous offices in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.
The firm’s investment banking business advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements, and other strategic transactions. It also provides institutional investors with equity research and sales and trading execution.
To date, the firm has advised on more than $4 trillion of merger, acquisition, recapitalization...
“Vacation days are almost always approved and encouraged. Furthermore, senior folks respect your time off, which leads to a healthy work/life balance. Four days a week in office and one remote significantly improves quality of life.”
“Evercore does a great job encouraging junior employees to take their vacations and unplug from work. However, that means when you're not on vacation, people are working quite hard. Sundays are work days more often than not.”
“Culture and work/life balance largely depend on group, with large variations across the groups. Some of my colleagues will work 90-hour weeks, while some only 60.”
“The makes an effort to track and be reasonable with the hours that we work. There is also a concerted effort to not bother people when they do go on vacation. There are definitely long hours, with some weeks being worse than others. That being said, most senior bankers are respectful of your time and do not try to give unnecessary work if it can be avoided.”
Getting Hired Here
“The firm obviously wants people who are very strong technically, but even more important seems to be whether a person fits well with the firm's culture of support and friendliness.”
“I think the firm is looking for individuals who fit its culture. They’re looking for team members who have good communication skills, learn fast, and are willing to take initiative.”
“Loved the process. Mine was remote but still felt personal and close. The ideal Evercore candidate is extremely intelligent, principled, and moral, and can become a true expert and specialist in tough situations and industry-defining moves. This requires intelligence, a good attitude, and humility.”
“First-round phone interview is mostly technical. Final round is a Super Day with two associates, two VPs, and also mostly technical. Three days after the Super Day I got the call about the offer. Talent and intellect are top priorities, followed by a demonstration of work ethic.”