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It was a great firm to work for

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

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

Pros

Management listened.
Stuff got done.
Bureaucracy was minimized.

Cons

They levered up on real estate and went bankrupt.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't bet the entire firm on the views of three people and keep it a secret from your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1.  

    Always worked with smart and driven people, every day was exciting

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Firm only recruited the brightest people so you were always working with people that hallenged you. But is was also a very team oriented company so the balance was important of moving business forward.

    Cons

    Towards the end there was morebegoninvolved by he senior management and that led to the rims downfall. They should have thought about employees who built the company and not there personal bank accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let greed get in the way of doing the right thing, even if it is hard to do
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  2.  

    Challenging work environment but working with professionals of high calibre

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many resources available to employees both professional and personal.

    Cons

    Though working environment. Especially tight on budget and expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less arrogance would help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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