A prestigious independent investment banking firm, PJT Partners offers its interns a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to work on high-profile live deals alongside senior bankers. Full-time junior bankers get a lot of responsibility on deals, work closely with seniors bankers, and participate in client calls. Recently, the firm significantly increased its philanthropy and CSR efforts, and started giving diversity scholarships.
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A very prestigious independent investment banking firm, PJT Partners is looking for well-rounded, technically-sound, intellectually curious, personable, humble, hardworking candidates who can think under pressure. The firm runs a very rewarding internship program for students. Interns have access to hands-on training, significant live-deal experience, valuable mentoring, plenty of networking opportunities, and senior bankers who are willing to help. PJT Partners’ full-time junior bankers also have access to extensive career development opportunities, including a lot of responsibility on interesting deals, amazing mentorship, and significant exposure to senior professionals and clients.
PJT Partners’ culture is supportive and collaborative, and senior bankers are ...
About the Company
PJT Partners is a global advisory-focused investment bank headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong. The firm was created in October 2015 after Blackstone’s advisory businesses merged with PJT Capital LP, a financial advisory firm founded by Paul J. Taubman in 2013, and simultaneously spun off to become an independent public company. The new company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PJT” on October 1, 2015.
PJT Partners operates through the following business units: Strategic Advisory, including PJT Camberview, Restructuring and Special Situations, and PJT Park Hill.
PJT’s Strategic Advisory business is led by an experienced team of bankers that deliver solutions to compani...
“Banking is intense, so the hours are of course going to be longer. However, you really get the sense that people care about your time and quality of life. If you're having a problem, the group encourages you to raise your voice, and I've seen them accommodate people's request.”
“Supportive, highly communicative, understanding, and flexible managers and teammates who are accommodating and happy to cover when you have a personal conflict or planned vacation. Generous remote work policy, global team with several offices, deadlines are mostly reasonable, great benefits. However, high email traffic at all hours of the day makes it hard to truly unplug.”
“It's a hard-working place, but there is time for family commitments and friends, particularly as you get more experienced/better at the job. Your time is valued, and that means both that work is done as efficiently as possible to avoid weekend disruption and also that respect is given to those who have young families, take vacation, etc.”
“While we all work hard (that’s part of the job), there is a collegial atmosphere, and people are generally pretty kind to one another. And we never work late cause of pitch work. When deadlines are tight, but it’s because we’re doing live deal work. “
Getting Hired Here
“Out of undergrad and grad programs, we do a typical coffee chat, then a first-round interview, then a Superday. For lateral junior hires, we focus on a modeling test and several interviews (a mix of behavioral and technical questions).”
“MBA process: come to info session, follow up with folks and have one or two coffee chats, get invited to invite-only event, submit resume, first-round interview, Superday with about four interviews, receive offer. Ideal candidate is intellectually curious, capable of thinking under pressure and outside the box, personable and humble, interested in what we do, and hardworking.”
“The ideal candidate is someone who wants to build a career in investment banking, genuinely cares about the work product, is willing to put in the hard work, and is intellectually curious. The candidate needs to be a well-rounded person and have high integrity.”
“We look for only the best and brightest. We don't care if you go to elite schools. If you're a rock star in the interview, and you stand out, we will strongly consider you.”