Lehman Brothers

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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 183 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Jr.

Richard Fuld Jr.

(20 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and financial packet(in 14 reviews)

  • Ahead of other investment banks in promotion of women(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Managers show no sympathy for junior people for working ultra long hours(in 18 reviews)

  • Towards the end there was morebegoninvolved by he senior management and that led to the rims downfall(in 14 reviews)

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    Great place for a summer job

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

    ProsInteresting work, very good team.

    ConsDifficult time for the firm

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed my time there

    Senior Vice President, Investment Banking (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsVery good compensation, fair amount of autonomy from management, enjoyed most of the people I worked with. Ahead of other investment banks in promotion of women.

    ConsToo many lateral hires caused culture to be poorly defined; there were disparate values among employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now, but I would have suggested trying to grow more from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    a good experience and pay as an analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosinternational, professional, people-focused, flexible, hard-working

    ConsUnfortunately it got bankrupt but many people were able to move to different companies

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    WIsh I was still there.

    Securitized Products Sales (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsEncouraged innovation throughout the organization. Empowered employees to make the firm better. team atmosphere.

    ConsBankrupt, no longer in business

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have sold to KDB

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good analyst program

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood analyst program with a standard investment bank new york training to begin the career. good team of people

    Conscompany bankrupted... that should explain everything. this part is less relevant

     

    Very Hierarchical structure, CEO & COO weren't honest with employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAn environment where you could learn a lot

    ConsPolitical environment made it difficult for people to be honest

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    Very sad Lehman is gone

    Fixed Income Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGreat people. Great team-work culture. Great fixed-income research franchise, such as Lehman Indices and POINT.
    Ex-Lehman employees still gather on 9/15 every year to remember the good times.

    ConsNo longer exists. Failed to get bailed out

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart over

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Lehman Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company no longer exists.

    ConsUnfortunately, this company no longer exists.

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    Good while it lasted!

    Vice President (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- Positive work environment
     - Supportive colleagues

    Cons- now synonymous with banking failure

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people to work for at Lehman

    Consbad management system at Lehman

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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