Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Jefferies & Company Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
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Pros
  • Jefferies investment banking division is an up and comer in the industry (in 8 reviews)

  • Great learning environment, solid deal flow, great exit opps, great people (in 6 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 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxing environment, nice colleagues, solid training if follow good boss

    Cons

    smaller in size, less clients exposure

    Advice to Management

    more formal recruitment process for juniors


  2. Nice environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    Nice environment, less stressed than other banks.

    Cons

    Nothing yet, but lack of company's culture


  3. SVP

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time

    Pros

    Wall Street firm with great culture

    Cons

    Unfortunately they were not making money

    Advice to Management

    Cost cutting the back office can only go so far - need to drive front office revenues


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    Equity research associate

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    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great sales team, good deal flow, flexible work hours, responsive supervisory analyst teams, brand name garners positive, and high quality relationships, particularly in healthcare.

    Cons

    Compensation was much lower than I anticipated, unclear how work on the reasearch side that is related to banking deals is translating into review/comp

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear guidance to associates what the path to increased visibility internally and externally, evaluation as it relates to comp, and ultimately to their own coverage


  6. Senior Vice President, Media & Telecom Investment Banking

    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, aggressive culture that encourages creativity and prioritizing client needs.

    Cons

    Smaller balance sheet limits ability to cover larger clients.


  7. Fixed Income Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tremendous pay and talent level is very high amongst co workers. Really generate an understanding of the markets.

    Cons

    Demanding hours and difficult to acquire mentorship


  8. Investment Banking Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    standard I-Bank. good comp in southeast

    Cons

    standard I-Bank. can be a sweatshop


  9. My experience here is very good

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    Current Employee - Technology Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People here are all super nice. Both towards business and for co-workers. I'm in the Tech side and all the required equipments and resources are generously provided

    Cons

    Need more people to create more applications. But we know it's relatively small when comparing with other giants

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing well


  10. Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Greater exposure than other I-banks

    Cons

    Does not feel like a bulge-bracket environment
    Feels like a boutique


  11. Great learning experience in oil and gas and finance.

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience, deal flow, knowledge of senior staff, very smart colleagues, analyst relationships, compensation, opportunity to learn technical aspects of energy finance, exposure to senior level clients

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of work/life balance, aloofness of senior management, people are not supportive of junior people seeking other opportunities, company benefits not great, unplugged group leaders

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to junior staff, follow firm's Saturday policy, more organized staffing policies, vacations should be honored, senior management could be more approachable, less internal politics



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