Bear Stearns

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Bear Stearns Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
Bear Stearns – US – “3 billion dollar building”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 55 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

Bear Stearns Chairman, Bear Stearns Companies and Bear, Stearns & Co. Jimmy Cayne

Jimmy Cayne

(16 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
55 Employee Reviews
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    Fantastic experience with smart dedicated people, lots of discretion over strategy formulation and implementation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSome of the people were terrific and incredibly smart and talented. As long as you achieved success, you had discretion over your work.

    ConsSome of the people were incredibly fearful and kept diligent watch over their departments, e.g., the fiefdoms that McKinsey accused Bear of having were 100% true.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should not have protected fiefdoms and politics... it was a great firm brought down to its knees. Management should have been proactive instead of believing that if a firm could hire during the Depression, they "could not fail". The market is fickle and can be as devastating as it can be rewarding.

     

    Great place to work

    Associate (Financial Analyst) (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prossalary comp are mostly in line with street

    Conshours are very long compared to other jobs

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    Executive Assistant

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat team and office culture

    ConsWork-life balance was just "OK"

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

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    Corruption

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood cafeteria food. Nice interiors.

    ConsA culture of egotism, elitism, and entitlement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat goes around already came around!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Finance

    Finance Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosentrepreneurial and strong team culture. Upward mobility and pro-active growth model

    Consdoes not exist anymore. Financial collape

     

    It doesn't exist anymore

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work. Really nice people.

    ConsUnfortunately, it doesn't exist anymore.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it real.

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    Great place to work, sad to see it go........

    Managing Director (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsTerrific, dedicated professionals. It was a joy working with some of the brightest minds in the industry. I miss the professionalism at all levels of the firm.

    ConsTough, brutal business. Long hours and zero work-life balance. Not a place for single parents or anyone wanting an outside life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great It was a very exciting position

    Associate Director (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosgreat. It was very interesting and wonderful.

    Consnothing. There really isn't anything bad about this position.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    decent place to work

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood working env
    Very professional staff
    Good technology investments

    Consbureaucracy at its best
    poor planning

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place

    Associate (Current Employee) Whippany, NJ

    ProsGreat Place to work, smart people, No BS.. get the job done and move on to the next issue.

    ConsNone at all. Good place to work period.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll Management were very competent

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