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Bear Stearns Chairman, Bear Stearns Companies and Bear, Stearns & Co. Jimmy Cayne
Jimmy Cayne
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  • Best Company I ever worked for.

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

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (more than 3 years)


    Fast moving, valued employee ideas and initiative.


    Very hard to break out of back office operations.

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    Keep the culture intact

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Bear Stearns Interviews

Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014

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    Started out with a phone screen, then went through multiple rounds of interviews with peers as well as various managing directors, most of which were technical coding questions or puzzles, many of which were mathematical in nature. Once you pass through these rounds of interviews, you met with a senior managing director for a brief screen, but I think that was more customary in nature. Not sure who, if any, failed the last screen

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Bear Stearns Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008
Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Silver), National Business Group on Health, 2008

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Acquired By J.P. Morgan
Founded 1923
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

This bear may hibernate a little early. Historically one of the top investment banking, clearing, and brokerage firms in the US, Bear Stearns has a clientele of corporations, institutional investors, governments, and wealthy individuals. Its subsidiaries provide asset management, clearing and custody, securities lending, trust, and mergers and acquisitions advisory services. It's been a leading market-maker for NYSE-listed securities (through Bear Wagner Specialists), as well as for OTC shares, corporate and government bonds, and derivative products. The Federal Reserve... More

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