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Jefferies Group, no babysitting.

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Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Jefferies & Company

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The culture breeds success through competition, provided the markets are cooperating of course. There is no stifling bureaucracy or 25 layers of middle management. The focus is on the bottom line, so you can focus on doing the best possible job without the typical corporate BS. If you do not want to be part of large, impersonal organization with bumbling management, its a great place to work.

Cons

You will not enjoy the "perks" of a typical corporate job, no gyms, very little training. If you are someone who needs a lifeline or a clear path to follow, instead of making your own path, then you may end up aimless.

Advice to Management

Set up systems allow your employees to move around within the firm. I felt it was easier to look outside the company for a new type of role than it was to look within the company - I ended up going to a company that is a competitor in an area that Jefferies is trying grow in.

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  1. Good experience

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Greater exposure than other I-banks

    Cons

    Does not feel like a bulge-bracket environment
    Feels like a boutique

  2. Equity Derivatives Trading

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    Former Employee - Equity Derivatives Trader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Equity Derivatives Trader in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Small desk so, big exposure to new things. Decent autonomy and freedom of applying strategies. Exposure to large universe of underlying. Great middle office. Fast mgmt decisioning.

    Cons

    Fewer client flow respect to larger shops. Longer IT developing timing. Small balance sheet. Fewer products to trade and propose to clients. Sales were not free to do their job basically.

    Advice to Management

    Hear more derivatives experts and professionals.

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