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Great Investment Bank, horrible for career advancement

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Former Employee - Middle Office  in  Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - Middle Office in Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Jefferies & Company

Pros

It's an up and coming bank

Cons

The job I was hired to do was not rewarding, repetitive, and extremely boring

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    bad experience, not only did they lie about the amount of interns that would be converted, but they took extra time

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst - Fixed Income Sales & Trading  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst - Fixed Income Sales & Trading in New York, NY

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    not many ----pay is at least in line with other firms

    Cons

    just for everyone's reference in the future ---probably should try to stay away from jefferies for summer internships---at least for trading
    in fixed income they told us they would be hiring 70 to 80% of the analysts for the program----then even on the last day of the internship they told us they would hire 6 or 7 of the 10 interns----

    to make matters worse, not only did they take an extra 3 weeks then they were supposed to to give offer decisions----but they only hired 2 people----

    furthermore, the program is extremely unstructured---theres no formal training---and the whole mentality among people there has nothing to do with giving an intern a positions---there's no mentorship program---the EM desk literally told us from the start that they only hire people with experience---the advice is to stay away coming from someone that had offers at multiple BB programs and ended up obv. not getting an offer....

    ranting because i just saw a video on their new careers site with their head of FI saying how they are now focusing on building internally via hiring junior people----when that is a bunch of crap (at least for fixed income)

    extremely unprofessional HR treatment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the intern program more organized---don't mislead kids into taking a position with the firm when there's an extremely small chance of getting hired----build a training program--support and have HR honor a date of commitment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Growing firm with growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    This is a growing firm with many career opportunities. The work/life is challenging, but similar to other banks. In general, the quality of the people is excellent.

    Cons

    Since it's a new Company, many issues, like sharing information between groups has not been fully resolved. Also, the hours can be long for people not used to investment banking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very strong leadership that's built the business from scatch.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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