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  1.  

    Was a Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Babcock & Brown full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent, hardworking, motivated people. Above average compensation. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Sadly, the company went bankrupt

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good while it lasted..

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    Former Employee - Benefits in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Benefits in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Babcock & Brown full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great people, great salary and AMAZING benefits like i have never seen before. Nice office locations too.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. Poor companywide communication, an old boys club attitute was persuasive, lots of behind the scenes / secretive meetings going on. Unfair salary structure. Annual reviews were a joke and not taken seriously. The top 15% paid themselves multimillion dollar bonuses and business was not always above board. Bankruptcy followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter, they are on to other things - not humanitarian, non-profit things..these are elitist, greedy, selfish people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Babcock & Brown full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people to work with.

    Cons

    Many nights of staying super late during busy season.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to gain experience, busy busy busy, but well compensated

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    Former Employee - GL Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - GL Accountant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Babcock & Brown

    Pros

    The pay was very good and the benefits were just about the best I have ever seen. The office environment was beautiful and the easy-going culture, even when everyone was really busy, was nice.

    Cons

    Very long work hours and a lot of work that just needed to be completed, and that was that. Unfortunately, the credit climate explosion did away with what was know as B&B.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bankrupt

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

    I worked at Babcock & Brown

    Pros

    Overall nice people and solid insurance and other benefits. Te parties were very nice and I always had the feeling that I was contributing.

    Cons

    It wasn't a terrible place to work until they filed for voluntary receivership in Oz. The non-hierarchical structure was amazingly hierarchical and a lot of the old timers treated staff shoddily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know that I have any advice as they all have gone their own ways, but I do feel grateful for have the opportunity nonetheless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sad to see this company go.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Babcock & Brown

    Pros

    You're surrounded by people with friendly attitudes that are always willing to help. There's a focus on creating a positive culture for the firm.

    Cons

    The senior management made some bad decisions and bankruptcy resulted. Though everyone was friendly and had good intentions some people were given power that should not have had it, resulting in the company going under.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work hard to get the groups sold and be sure to deliver the severance packages that were offered a few months ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Unique

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Babcock & Brown

    Pros

    I enjoy the work environment, the people, and the compensation.

    Cons

    People are overworked and the balance between life and work hardly exists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for with global presence

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    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Babcock & Brown full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well paid, great opportunities and really interesting work

    Cons

    Long hours and tough to maintain a work life balance
    Company no longer exists!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restart the company under a different name

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Babcock & Brown

    Pros

    great team and global experience

    Cons

    financial management problems on the horizon

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    B&B was fun but unfair

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    Former Employee - Legal in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Legal in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Babcock & Brown

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses were good - definitely higher than the market generally would pay. Transactions were interesting and usually fun to work on - although the time and effort involved often meant long hours. Overall a nice bunch of people (some weirdos), and it was always really good to come into work with a motivated and intelligent workforce. I worked through a period of huge growth and development, so there were always lots of interesting things going on, both within the transactional space and from a corporate point of view. There was some ability to move between business groups and offices.

    Cons

    They pay massive bonuses to the people at the very top who are not necessarily the most cometent people - rather they are the people with the most political clout. Although solid bonuses are paid down lower, the massive bonuses do not really trickle down the chain. It would have been fairer and more motivating for all if bonuses actually reflected input.
    Also, they thought they had really good HR policies, but in fact the glass ceiling was as firmly in place at B&B as anywhere - I sometimes felt that the women stayed ät home"in the office looking after the corporate work, while the men went out "to work"doing the transactions, and the pay reflected that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the pay structure

    Approves of CEO

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