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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

I worked at FBR

Pros

A small firm affords the potential for recognition of one's contributions by upper management... at least in theory.

Cons

Instability faced by diminished returns by the IB department is seriously impacting the viability of the firm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Morale has deteriorated badly. Rather than confusing matters by diversifying into new lines of business (which they have no experience and consequently no success in), they should instead focus on rehabilitating what has brought them steady revenue in the past.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Small up and coming firm with great research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at FBR

    Pros

    Quality Research
    Small Firm with a family mentality
    Lower cost of living in Arlington, VA vs. NYC
    Growing into non-equity products

    Cons

    some senior management are incompetent relics of a different time on wall street
    some institutional relationships are dead from poor deals and aggressive coverage in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop recognizing pump and dump old school stock brokers and start recognizing intelligence, original thought, and cautious relationship management . Aggressive sales methods can ruin relationships. It is not worth risking a long term relationship for an immediate payday.

    Approves of CEO
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    Investment Banking Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I worked at FBR

    Pros

    Washington DC investment banking convenience

    Cons

    Subpar pay relative to comps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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