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Fast and entrepreneurial

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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fraternal type of enviornment with a emphasis on hard work. At times, long hours and not much emphasis on facetime.

Cons

Could use some more structure but as the cmopany has a start-up type of feel, this is expected. Management is working rapidly to put in the necessary structure.

Advice to Management

Management can be a bit more congenial and friendly to new recruits they have hired. Step out of the office a bit more and say hello!

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  1. A good firm rising to the top

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    • Career Opportunities
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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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    A strategy that will backfire

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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