Lehman Brothers
3.5 of 5 182 reviews
www.lehman.com New York, NY 6 to 15 Employees

Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
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3.5 182 reviews

                             

37% Approve of the CEO

Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Jr.

Richard Fuld Jr.

(19 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good experience at the time

    Investment Banking Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood culture/ reputation at the time

    ConsFirm took too much risk

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat people, challenging environment with career growth opportunities and strong mentors!

    ConsLack of work life balance

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    I work for Lehman Bros.

    Aviation (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMoney, Location, Culture, People, great team

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

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo late for that

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgreat people, gave lots of responsibility early on

    Conshard to move laterally between desks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Built derivatives trades reconciliation/valuation models

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat company with lots of smart people

    Constoo big that you are not noticable to senior management

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    Great culture and people; company ruined by management at the very top

    Research Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFast-paced environment
    Great culture and benefits
    Good career mobility
    Research department is very collegial

    ConsBankruptcy
    Times Square location
    Long hours
    Top management too aggressive with risk

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake less risk

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed my time there

    Senior Vice President, Investment Banking (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery good compensation, fair amount of autonomy from management, enjoyed most of the people I worked with. Ahead of other investment banks in promotion of women.

    ConsToo many lateral hires caused culture to be poorly defined; there were disparate values among employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now, but I would have suggested trying to grow more from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Financial analyst at Leh

    Finance Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosnice culture, great environment , friendly people

    Consbankrupcy and so and so and so, but over all bankrupcy

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a new company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was a great place to work

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLehman had a challenging, albeit cut throat, dog-eat-dog environment. It had great expense reimbursement, held costs down while allowing you to travel like a king.

    ConsWell, it went down the tubes due to stupid real estate investments and pretty much took the whole US economy with it. So that's how Lehman will be remembered, instead of as the American Economic Engine that is was for 158 years...

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now for advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall Great I Would Still Be There

    Information Security Analyst (Former Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsAt the forefront of technology. The company was years ahead of others in terms of technology.

    ConsI had seen many people leave and come back with higher salaries and titles, but other who stuck around did not see the same type of promotions and raises.

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