Lehman Brothers
3.5 of 5 178 reviews
www.lehman.com New York, NY 6 to 15 Employees

Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated Feb 17, 2014
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3.5 178 reviews

                             

44% Approve of the CEO

Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Jr.

Richard Fuld Jr.

(16 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Experience

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

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people, challenging environment with career growth opportunities and strong mentors!

ConsLack of work life balance

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I work for Lehman Bros.

Aviation (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Lehman Brothers as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsMoney, Location, Culture, People, great team

ConsBankruptcy, Long hours, management too aggressive with risk, greed, and cut-throat policies

Advice to Senior Managementtoo late for that

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

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analyst / structuring

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

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat people, gave lots of responsibility early on

Conshard to move laterally between desks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Built derivatives trades reconciliation/valuation models

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Lehman Brothers

Prosgreat company with lots of smart people

Constoo big that you are not noticable to senior management

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Great culture and people; company ruined by management at the very top

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

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFast-paced environment
Great culture and benefits
Good career mobility
Research department is very collegial

ConsBankruptcy
Times Square location
Long hours
Top management too aggressive with risk

Advice to Senior ManagementTake less risk

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)

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

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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Good while it lasted!

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

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 8 years

Pros- Positive work environment
 - Supportive colleagues

Cons- now synonymous with banking failure

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

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

Prosnice culture, great environment , friendly people

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

Advice to Senior Managementcreate a new company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was a great place to work

Vice President (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLehman had a challenging, albeit cut throat, dog-eat-dog environment. It had great expense reimbursement, held costs down while allowing you to travel like a king.

ConsWell, it went down the tubes due to stupid real estate investments and pretty much took the whole US economy with it. So that's how Lehman will be remembered, instead of as the American Economic Engine that is was for 158 years...

Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now for advice.

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

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