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Bear Stearns Chairman, Bear Stearns Companies and Bear, Stearns & Co. Jimmy Cayne
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    Architect/Developer Lead

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    Former Employee - Architect/Developer Lead in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Architect/Developer Lead in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Rewarding work. Great people in all departments. Relaxed environment was conducive to high productivity. Excellent senior management.

    Cons

    Less competitive with compensation and bonus

    Recommends
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Bear Stearns Interviews

Updated 5 Dec, 2014
Updated 5 Dec, 2014

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    FAST Programmer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Started out with a phone screen, then went through multiple rounds of interviews with peers as well as various managing directors, most of which were technical coding questions or puzzles, many of which were mathematical in nature. Once you pass through these rounds of interviews, you met with a senior managing director for a brief screen, but I think that was more customary in nature. Not sure who, if any, failed the last screen

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Bear Stearns Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008
Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Silver), National Business Group on Health, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.bearstearns.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Acquired By J.P. Morgan
Founded 1923
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year

This bear may hibernate a little early. Historically one of the top investment banking, clearing, and brokerage firms in the US, Bear Stearns has a clientele of corporations, institutional investors, governments, and wealthy individuals. Its subsidiaries provide asset management, clearing and custody, securities lending, trust, and mergers and acquisitions advisory services. It's been a leading market-maker for NYSE-listed securities (through Bear Wagner Specialists), as well as for OTC shares, corporate and government bonds, and derivative products. The Federal Reserve... More

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