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Bear Stearns Chairman, Bear Stearns Companies and Bear, Stearns & Co. Jimmy Cayne
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    awesome place, senior experience, great learning environment. Best place to start a career. To bad it's not around. I miss the place very greatly


    Tough culture. Long hours but worth it. More respect for junior employees time on weekends. Wish the firm was still around. Senior management needs to spend more time with junior employees.

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    Spend more time with junior employees. Teach them about firm history and past mistakes to be learned from. Memos from the chairman should be mandatory reading for every new employee.

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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 ... More

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