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Sink-or-Swim, Learned A Lot

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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

Pros

- non-elitist culture
- high pay compared to peers at junior levels
- support from vp's for career advice, etc.
- access to client management unique for entry-level bankers

Cons

- cut-throat environment
- up or out
- no work-life balance. you will work around the clock and all weekend long, nearly every weekend
- staffing system is arbitrary
- staffing on fridays

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improved communication would be appreciated during challenging economic times, especially regarding senior management departures and layoffs.

Approves of CEO

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    Good people, hard work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    The people you work with are very capable; I found my co-workers very helpful and am proud to know them.

    Cons

    From what I understand, you might not work as hard as in the investment banking divisions of UBS or another bulge bracket investment bank, but you will be working 90 hours a week plus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, be more open to listening to your employees about ways that they could increase their own productivity. If you expect people to hand over their lives to a company, you should be willing to invest in their productivity. When you're working a 21 hour day, a 10% increase in productivity is extremely helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    strong growth opportunities, solid leadership, good opportunity to advance in career, good balance sheet, small company feel, good place to wrok

    Cons

    the company is growing very fast and there is sometimes not enough support on the back end. lots of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep focused on the goal of gaining market share in this strong market opportunity. keep the company appropriately staffed for growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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