Jefferies & Company
3.2 of 5 85 reviews
www.jefferies.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 06, 2014

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81% Approve of the CEO

Jefferies & Company Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler

Richard B. Handler

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It was an enjoyable place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time

ProsThe people were friendly and great place to learn

ConsNot much room for movement

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jefferies & Company

ProsSmall team, ability to make an impact

ConsMore work than other banks

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more

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VP-IT (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time for more than 5 years

Prosit is still a small company

Consit is getting big company politics

Advice to Senior Managementstart a track for advancement of techies who don't want to get into management

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rigorous, but learned a great deal

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jefferies & Company

Pros- Smaller firm, work directly with MDs
- High responsibility

Cons- Long hours (60-100/week)
- Stringent management and demanding teamwork

Advice to Senior ManagementReviews on a more frequent basis

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Has grown to become a man

Investment Banker (Former Employee)

I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery focussed on growth and becoming a big player. Has been able to obtain a reputation to hire very good and smart people which will look very solid on your resume.

ConsBecoming a big bank, feels a bit like being a small cog in large machine

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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First class place to work.

Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsExposure to senior staff and chance to see real deal transactions.

ConsVery long hours ... but this is I-banking life right.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. I had great managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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strong entrepreneurial culture, good management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prospay, culture, people work hard

Consnothing bad to say here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Equity Research Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood pay, good people, but very intense

Consintense, little support, not good work life balance

Advice to Senior Managementnothing really

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

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Great experience rotating through the desks.

Equity Sales & Trading Summer Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsSmall firm, so there's a lot of responsibility.
Flat structure...you'll be speaking and working with MDs from day 1.
Good intern projects...no busy work

ConsBeing small has its upsides...but also downsides: there's nowhere to hide so you have to learn things quickly. At larger firms, you have a longer grace period.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

ProsWorked with various desks. The staff was extremely nice and wanted to teach as much as possible. Had company wide teach-ins. There was a lot of events for interns.

ConsDid not offer jobs to any intern in the Futures department and the program was missing structure in many parts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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