Babcock & Brown Reviews

Updated May 6, 2015
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  1. I really enjoyed the people and the benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babcock & Brown

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people and the benefits.

    Cons

    There were no cons. While I was there.


  2. Business Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Babcock & Brown full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Team was comprised mainly of very great people. It was a very strong learning environment (through work experience, not through structured learning processes). Employees were expected to have very high standards.

    Cons

    Very competitive at times, in ways that were counterproductive to the business. Compensation was frequently opaque.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pay too much for stuff; don't get over-leveraged.


  3. Was a Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sadly, the company went bankrupt


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  5. Good while it lasted..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. It was a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Babcock & Brown full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and people to work with.

    Cons

    Many nights of staying super late during busy season.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GL Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - GL Accountant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Babcock & Brown

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Bankrupt

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

    I worked at Babcock & Brown

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Sad to see this company go.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Babcock & Brown

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Unique

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Babcock & Brown

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Communicate better.


  11. Great company to work for with global presence

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Restart the company under a different name



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