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3 people found this helpful  

Prestigious M&A shop... but still investment banking end of the day

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Lazard

Pros

Very prestigious M&A shop with an ability to take on more responsibility as an analyst than most other Firms on the street. Having worked at more than one bulge bracket, I found the most rewarding and best learning experience at Lazard. The financial modeling experience is very high at Lazard and the breadth of projects worked on was good.

Cons

Leverage workforce more than other Firms = more hours, more work, more stress. As with most investment banks, the better an analyst you are, the more you will work because every manager wants you to do their work,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice to management is to keep the good training experience but try not to run kids into the ground

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    decent job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lazard

    Pros

    Wonderful people and great environment, people are respectful towards each other and the work done is very interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Long hours in investment banking and not enough time off for vacations. I have to do 100+ weeks very often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate towards your employees so it will be better to the work environment and also hire more people

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the oldest and most respectable organisation in the investment banking world

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Milano (Italy)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Milano (Italy)

    I worked at Lazard

    Pros

    Well recognised brand name
    Strong franchise
    Truly international organisation
    Strong senior management

    Cons

    Difficult to balance work and social life
    Salaries below market average
    Unfair promotion policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on meritocracy
    Wide product range

    No opinion of CEO
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