Jefferies & Company

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Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated 27 July, 2014
Updated 27 July, 2014
99 Reviews

3.2
99 Reviews
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Jefferies & Company Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
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67 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Solid deal flow in San Francisco (in 5 reviews)

  • Excellent IT to work with, good HR profile, great people to work with (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is slightly worse than at other major banks for similar compensation (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours and heavy responsibilities (in 6 reviews)

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33 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    It was an enjoyable place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people were friendly and great place to learn

    Cons

    Not much room for movement

  2.  

    Pleasant Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good interaction with people that you work with. Pleasant atmosphere to work at. Hours are flexible. Dress code is casual.

    Cons

    Internal mobility is rare. You are asked to do a job and that job may not change a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell to a Canadian bank.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Jefferies investment banking division is an up and comer in the industry. As an analyst, it's a great place to get solid experience.

    Cons

    Work life balance is slightly worse than at other major banks for similar compensation. Don't expect to stand up from your desk without forwarding your phone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement group activities to help boost culture, i.e. team retreats, etc...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great envirenment with self driven individuals and great leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work culture and excellent benefits and programs for employees and their families. Opportunities to grow in house and vertical mobility.

    Cons

    Financial Services Industry is going through a lot of stress with the excessive amount of regulations. Pressure to perform is high and turn around times are long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase entreprenaurship culture. Continue to increase focus on technology grow and simplification of processes. Try to foment cross sale between Investment banking and other areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Investment Banking Associate 2

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

    Pros

    Small, entrepreneurial environment that allows analysts and associates to take on a lot of responsibility relative to larger banks

    Cons

    small deal sizes, limited lending capabilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience for an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Good environment, and helpful mentor

    Cons

    No payment for part-time intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Vice President

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

    Pros

    excellent place to work. great people. results focused. great culture. Compensation is at market or above.

    Cons

    focused on profit generation so probably better come in here at more senior level - not super focused on training resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on doing what you have been doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - VP-IT  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - VP-IT in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    it is still a small company

    Cons

    it is getting big company politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start a track for advancement of techies who don't want to get into management

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small team, ability to make an impact

    Cons

    More work than other banks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

  11.  

    Rigorous, but learned a great deal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Smaller firm, work directly with MDs
    - High responsibility

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reviews on a more frequent basis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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