Lazard Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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Lazard Chairman and CEO Kenneth M. Jacobs
Kenneth M. Jacobs
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, strong deal flow, lean deal teams, teams make an effort to work more hours during the week to free up weekends(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great culture and very smart people(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Highly recommend joining Lazard"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Collegial environment with steep learning curve and opportunity to work with a deep bench of industry leaders

    Cons

    Long hours are common but every effort is made to avoid repetitive assignments and ensure that only meaningful work is requested.

  2. "Great Work Place"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lazard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy, Comprehensive and Elite Advisory Firm Works well in a global network Really good senior team

    Cons

    Lot of pressure on all levels because of high ownership of work Less competitive against bigger banks in smaller markets

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  3. "Investment Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, Amazing work culture , Good learning everyday feels like new working healthy working environment

    Cons

    High level skill require to survive

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  4. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    I gain a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    I work a lot of horus

  5. "Great to learn, hours can be tough"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    great place to kickstart your finance/IB career and learn as much as possible from the best, also more access to MDs/clients than at bulge brackets

    Cons

    At certain groups hours are extremely long, and expect weekend work

  6. "Solid company for IT"

    4.0
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lazard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, good compensation. Good place to work

    Cons

    Skews older IT. Not ideal for someone in their 20s in New York

  7. "Investment Banking Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Good Training. Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    It takes time to get management's attention when making suggestions. Typical of a large company.

  8. "Emblematic place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lazard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    level of connection and brand power

    Cons

    Too much politics involved do not allow synergies cross offices

  9. "Good!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of learning from many industries

    Cons

    There is a heavy work burden

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  10. "Great Firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is fair relative to street

    Cons

    Hours often are too long as in most banking roles

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