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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated 11 July 2014
Updated 11 July 2014
184 Reviews

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184 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place for a summer job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Interesting work, very good team.

    Cons

    Difficult time for the firm

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed my time there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President, Investment Banking  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President, Investment Banking in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now, but I would have suggested trying to grow more from within.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    a good experience and pay as an analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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  5.  

    WIsh I was still there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Securitized Products Sales  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Securitized Products Sales in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bankrupt, no longer in business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have sold to KDB

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good analyst program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    An environment where you could learn a lot

    Cons

    Political environment made it difficult for people to be honest

  8.  

    Very sad Lehman is gone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Associate in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    No longer exists. Failed to get bailed out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lehman Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This company no longer exists.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, this company no longer exists.

  10.  

    Good while it lasted!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    - Positive work environment
     - Supportive colleagues

    Cons

    - now synonymous with banking failure

  11.  

    Financial analyst at Leh

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

    Pros

    nice culture, great environment , friendly people

    Cons

    bankrupcy and so and so and so, but over all bankrupcy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a new company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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