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Fantastic experience with smart dedicated people, lots of discretion over strategy formulation and implementation.

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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

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

Cons

Some 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.

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They 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.

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    Former Employee - Finance Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    does not exist anymore. Financial collape

  2. It doesn't exist anymore

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    Great place to work. Really nice people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it doesn't exist anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it real.

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