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Equity research - Glad I got out when I did

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Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in Boston, MA (US)
Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than an year)

Pros

-Serves as a good "boot camp" for people new to sell side
-You will appreciate all future jobs much more
-You learn the "red flags" of a work environment
-Decent resume-builder

Cons

-Unending hours, not great pay under senior level
-Absolutely no regard whatsoever for employees as human beings. Actually not exaggerating.
-Zero, and I mean zero, HR supervision. Picture 1960's.
-All the negatives of unvestment banking lifestyle but not the pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care a little more about the people who are helping you make your money, even if it's just a "cost of doing business" like research. Or don't , but be honest about it.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    IBD Summer Analyst

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome exposure, responsibility and visibility. Fantastic experience. Unparalleled live deal experience for a 10 week summer intern, was able to make a noticeable impact in the office and was recognized accordingly for my work.

    Cons

    Like any IB job, no personal life, many 90+ hour weeks etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Interesting - but could be better

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good experience working on IB projects in the Energy Sector

    Cons

    Poor guidance and training effort for interns. No organized internship program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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