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    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lazard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lazard is very well positioned in the investment banking and asset management businesses which makes lazard a great and stable place to work

    Cons

    There are few cons as the work life balance is good, pay is generally fair but not better than average, and the environment is relatively flat which is good

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    Keep it up

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    Former Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lazard

    Pros

    Top M&A deal flow with some of the sharpest people on the street. Easily one of the most prestigious shops and places heavily into mega-funds and PE like KKR, Blackstone, SLP, etc. Compensation above street average.

    Cons

    Tough work culture, long hours. Typical IBD but Lazard will definitely work you harder than the typical BB - Deutsche, Citi, etc.

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    I left prior to 2006 but these comments are still relevant

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Lazard

    Pros

    The amount of responsibility that can be delegated to employees low down on the overall professional hierarchy is impressive and can be a tremendous learning environment for rapid maturity for these younger employees. As one of the few investment banking firms left, and with its tremendous history, you can get some very interesting assignments delegated to smart, but 'green' (new) employees. .

    Cons

    It's hard work if business is busy. Don't plan on seeing your significant others much if you are working late night after night and weekends. However, that runs with the cycles. I suspect that with the economic slowdown the quality of life is much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with Felix. His name is not in the running for the Obama administration so perhaps he can come back to Lazard one more time?

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