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Bear Stearns Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
57 Reviews
3.3
57 Reviews
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Bear Stearns Chairman, Bear Stearns Companies and Bear, Stearns & Co. Jimmy Cayne
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  1.  

    Architect/Developer Lead

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    Former Employee - Architect/Developer Lead in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Architect/Developer Lead in New York, NY

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Rewarding work. Great people in all departments. Relaxed environment was conducive to high productivity. Excellent senior management.

    Cons

    Less competitive with compensation and bonus

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bear Stearns Asset Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bear Stearns (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at BSAM

    Cons

    I experienced no negatives in working at BSAM

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people. Great experience.

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to its peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have done a better job

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  5.  

    great It was a very exciting position

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great. It was very interesting and wonderful.

    Cons

    nothing. There really isn't anything bad about this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Associate in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Whippany, NJ

    I have been working at Bear Stearns full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None at all. Good place to work period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All Management were very competent

  7.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    Smart folks, determined folks, great place

    Cons

    Very small liquidity problem- oh well

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Valuable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    People, learning, culture, and compensation

    Cons

    Did not survive economic cycle

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Gig

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    Hard work and dedication was favored e.more than a degre

    Cons

    Sub prime mortgage loans and greed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really, take time to consider how your decisions wll affect main street and employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The Bear

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    Great place to work. There was a family atmosphere among groups. There was loyalty to the company. Free transportation to the city.

    Cons

    No paper cliips, no rubber bands, no credit union. Bonus could be better. Promotions could come more often. No longer around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was ok but some of the managers forgot how they came managers and treatted others beneath like they were not worthy.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    BS is the Best

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Director of Asset Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Asset Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    What can you say, just a great place to work and thrive. Credit derivative analysis was my favorite part of the job.

    Cons

    If you were looking for long term opportunities, maybe this company was not the most ideal place to be at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the management... I just have one minor criticism and request for you: Please pay me my year end bonus... please!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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