Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Investment Banking

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Great firm. It's a shame it went bankrupt.

    Cons

    No major cons at all.

  2. Used to be great. Now not so much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Salaries are above market for most positions.

    Cons

    Pretty much a dead end job. Company winding down and staff being let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Short Tile

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits, almost too good to be true.

    Cons

    Company seems to take on a lot of market risk.

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  5. Finance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Hours, professional atmosphere, great people

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity, failing business

  6. I work for Lehman Bros.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Aviation in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Aviation in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money, Location, Culture, People, great team

    Cons

    Bankruptcy, Long hours, management too aggressive with risk, greed, and cut-throat policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too late for that

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Built derivatives trades reconciliation/valuation models

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    great company with lots of smart people

    Cons

    too big that you are not noticable to senior management

  8. Lehman has been an amazing place to build a career in finance. Amazing colleagues, cutting edge work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, cutting edge work, still some remnants of the collegial feel that one characterized investment banking.

    Cons

    The bank faces a bleak future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Ok place to be given compensation and work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Compensation, work-life balance, and relative lack of stress are all benefits of working at the Lehman Estate in bankruptcy these days

    Cons

    Over time, the finite end to the bankruptcy and lack of urgency surroudning many activiites can be somewhat dispiriting and demotivating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effective communication with staff about the firm's goals, direction and plans would be welcome. It would have some positive impact on morale

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. I entered Lehman Brothers as an intern in 2008.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    compensation is very fair compared to other internships

    Cons

    No room for growth as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more hands on projects

    Approves of CEO
  11. An educational and growing experience in Finance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Working with some of the brightest people in the industry.

    Cons

    Since Bankrupcty, promotions and raises are not offered to those individuals who have shown progression and devotion to the cause. Performance reviews are not conducted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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