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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

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    Equity Research

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

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    Pay is good
    Prestige is great
    Responsibility is high
    Network is strong
    Always challenging and intellectually stimulating
    at the center of the financial universe

    Cons

    can't trust coworkers
    Top Management only concerned with counting dollars
    coworkers will do anything to get a better review and better bonus than you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try risk management and coming into the office. Try motivating people in ways other than paying the top 5% of people all of the bonuses

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Hard Work, Smart People, Tough Culture

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Bear Stearns

    Pros

    - outstanding pay and bonuses
    - projects empowered by management with funding and people
    - great pride in achievements
    - nice perks

    Cons

    - lots of informal chains of command
    - very little transparancy outside business unit
    - major silos of redundant functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - increase transparancy between business units
    - encourage cross divisional cooperation
    - embrace shared services across divisions
    - de-ice the culture for newcomers

    Approves of CEO
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