Bear Stearns Reviews

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
55 Reviews

3.2
55 Reviews
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Bear Stearns Chairman, Bear Stearns Companies and Bear, Stearns & Co. Jimmy Cayne
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Valuable

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    BS is the Best

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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
  10.  

    Incredible company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Current Employee - Managing Director

    I have been working at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    Best of Breed. I've worked in the Wall Street world for 25 years and in general, Bear Stearns has the best of everyone.

    Cons

    long hours, got to pay your dues. sometimes difficult to get recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the little guy, he's the one who really gets the work done. Without him, the trade doesn't get completed.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The people of Bear will make an impact no matter where they land. The culture will be missed and forever remembered...

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    Former Employee - Prime Brokerage  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Prime Brokerage in New York, NY

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    Great People, Culture and Room for Advancement.

    Cons

    It no longer exists and compensation could have been better for all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too bad you didnt see this coming. I feel much more could have been done to avoid the obvious outcome.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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