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Houlihan Lokey

10250 Constellation Blvd., 5th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 553-8871



Houlihan Lokey has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. Its interns get live deal experience and top-notch training, and its full-time analysts get a ton of responsibility, the ability to pave their own paths, and schedule flexibility. The firm has an entrepreneurial culture and focuses on making sure its people maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Company Stats


Employer Type




1,001-5,000 Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Banking 25


Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA, US


Employment Contact

Claire Schulz – Recruitment Senior Associate

Vault Verdict

Houlihan Lokey is ideally looking for positive, hardworking self-starters with strong technical skills. The firm’s internship program provides students with a lot of hands-on live deal experience, access to senior bankers, and a good look at what a full-time position is like. For its full-time junior bankers, Houlihan Lokey provides numerous growth opportunities, including top-notch formal training, significant deal experience on very interesting and complex deals, and access to world-class senior bankers who are willing to teach and guide juniors.

Although hours can be long and unpredictable due to the client-service nature of the business, the firm is very good at encouraging time off and allows you to stay offline while on vacation. In addition, th...

About the Company

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs more than 2,600 people worldwide. Although it’s best known as an advisor to mid-cap companies and a restructuring house, Houlihan Lokey also serves large public corporations and small private companies. On August 13, 2015, the firm became a public company, listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HLI.

Underscoring its prowess in the deal markets, Houlihan Lokey is currently ranked No. 1 in announced M&A transactions for all global transactions, No. 1 globally in restructuring, and the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, according to LSEG (formerly Refinitiv).

Led by CEO Scott Adelson, ...

Employee Reviews

  • “We are all team players and happy to cover for each other during vacations or personal life obligations. Last month, about 30 percent of our analysts in LA Restructuring worked remotely (from out of town) for two weeks. We just had one associate out last month for paternity leave and another went overseas for two weeks for a wedding. This is all fine (and even encouraged). We are able to cover for each other and manage our clients. We work remotely on Fridays, too. We still work hard, and need to be available for clients, but we manage our workload as a team and minimize frivolous work and wheel-spinning so that quality of life is good for our professionals (even if it means officers have to absorb some of the work production).”

  • “Taking time off is encouraged, but when it is time to actually take that time off, it can sometimes be challenging. However, proper communication does help avoid difficulties or confusion here, and at the end of the day, I don't expect it to be much different elsewhere.”

  • “Team is very good at encouraging vacations and staying offline while on vacation. Team also takes a personal interest in your social life.”

  • “The firm is reasonably flexible with WFH arrangements.”

Why Work Here

Houlihan Lokey employees are able to grow professionally while working with experienced
colleagues and world-class resources from the firm’s extensive global network. For financial staff, our record level of live engagements provides an unmatched opportunity to develop real deal experience and build a solid foundation in finance.

At Houlihan Lokey, we will strive to provide the richest experience possible to help you build a long and successful career. In turn, we are looking for a select group of talented individuals who understand and share our mission. The hours will often be long and the work will be challenging, but the experience will be rewarding.

Getting Hired Here

  • “We decide quickly and help candidates evaluate the opportunity. We want the right people, and fit is the most important to get right. The rest we can (and will) teach. We want self-starters with a good attitude and work ethic. Attention to detail is important, as is a fundament financial acumen.”

  • “We’re seeking a candidate that displays strong work ethic, wants to be in our target market, knows the firm well, and can respond under pressure.”

Perks & Benefits

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