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A good firm rising to the top

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Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

I have been working at Jefferies & Company

Pros

The company is growing like a bat out of hell (i.e., 2008) -- though it actually avoided that carnage. Jefferies is growing in the U.S. and is now expanding aggressively into Europe and Asia.
While some managers are merely competent, the better ones are sound, practical and run the company.

Cons

Things are happening almost too fast which ample opportunity for poor execution and operational error....so hold on tight.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There's no downside to overcommunicating in greater detail and with more frequency what's going on within the firm.

Recommends
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    A strategy that will backfire

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

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    A lot of enthusiastic people - and a lot of them quite young.
    They are building things for the future and so there is quite some activity.

    Cons

    But then you realize that the old boy network and mentality is still present. In this day and age is mistifying that this can still take place. I mean look how inefficient you can be and how many mistakes will be made by hiring people who have no knowledge of the business you are trying to build. Just because they are your buddies ? For gods sake there is one PM who was a HR person before now responsible your next trading platform... really ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice really - other than stop beeing so arrogant. You really do not know what you are talking about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Firm

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    smart people, great culture, great compensation

    Cons

    sometimes the smartest people aren't the ones who make it to the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do a better job of retaining talent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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