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What does it mean when someone says that "we are a high leverage organization"? That phrase came up in an interview. I don't remember the full context, but it definitely wasn't in the context of debt - something about the organization's activities, how it makes an impact, hierarchal structure, or something else. It was an interview with a VC firm.

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Having leverage normally means you have a big support team to do work for you. I assume they meant it’s a very junior heavy organization with lots of associates to do grunt work.

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Hmmm... The organization seems very flat though.... Any other possible context?

It means you gonna be the fulcrum and they’re gonna lever the f out of you.

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What kind of company is it?

My b. I'd assume it's a company with very few employees who are doing a boatload of work. Nice way of saying there's no work life balance or you're expected to pull your weight and we'll notice if you don't.

Work independently and don't need oversight

Maybe they mean it literally? They invest in firms by borrowing oodles of money?

Sounds like they have a small number of people at the top and a lot of lower level people, with few in the middle.

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