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Equity research - Glad I got out when I did

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Former Employee - Equity Research Associate  in  Boston, MA (US)
Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time for more than a year

Pros

-Serves as a good "boot camp" for people new to sell side
-You will appreciate all future jobs much more
-You learn the "red flags" of a work environment
-Decent resume-builder

Cons

-Unending hours, not great pay under senior level
-Absolutely no regard whatsoever for employees as human beings. Actually not exaggerating.
-Zero, and I mean zero, HR supervision. Picture 1960's.
-All the negatives of unvestment banking lifestyle but not the pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care a little more about the people who are helping you make your money, even if it's just a "cost of doing business" like research. Or don't , but be honest about it.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Associate

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great momentum for the firm since the recession in 2008. Picked up many talent along the way and is a fast paced firm.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance. Different position within the investment banking industry being in the middle market space. Working on improving the position though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A good place if you fit the culture

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    supportive and nice co-workers
    the firm is growing and there might be future opportunities
    culture is good, maybe better than bulge bracket

    Cons

    not very structured in staffing
    people are from different firms and still needs time to establish its own culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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