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fair, conservative, no growth

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

conservative, sails through tough times

Cons

B leage, too conservative, cheap

Advice to Management

make the changes to become a major leage player

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Very uneven compensation in the S&T businesses

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + Huge opportunities to advance quickly if you are good
    + Growing, improving product

    Cons

    + Clubby, old boys atmosphere
    + Compensation is wildly uneven and totally opaque; doesn't often seem to be correlated with performance
    + Management doesn't communicate with employees leading to an environment of suspicion and gossip
    + Limited investment in technology hampers growth of firm


  2. Does not value junior bankers, quickly growing company with opportunity to make impact

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some deal teams are lean and you get a lot of responsibility and interaction with senior bankers and clients as an analyst. More opportunities to run a deal.

    Jefferies used to provide good perks (lunch, mobile plan reimbursement, huge discount to LA Sports Club for analysts, etc.) but then they disappeared during the downturn.

    Cons

    During the downturn, they laid off junior bankers first and then made aggressive strategic senior hires.

    They claim that analyst bonuses were on par with the rest of the street, but very few actually get that top bonus relative to other banks.

    Certain IB groups have a terrible reputation. Tech (formerly Jefferies Broadview) used to do great deals, but now run by mostly political senior bankers.

    Advice to Management

    Jefferies has a bad reputation for its treatment of junior bankers. My analyst class had such a bad experience that many would never go back.


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