Lehman Brothers

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The sad tale for lehman

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Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY

Pros

Great place to work. People are cordial, and welcoming. The culture is strong yet inclusive. Management is very approachable, and responsibilities are high. I would say like any BB, Lehman was a prestigious place to work. In IBD you need to work somewhere where you feel proud to be because the hours will wear on you after a while.

Cons

Job security, obviously, working there during the summer was less risky then a full time position, but you still had to question whether or not the company would make it through. Although Lehman went bankrupt, it should be interesting to see what happens with former Lehmanites going to Barcap. In that regard the new firm would be a melting pot for both entities especially in NA.

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    Was ok while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Finance Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Obviously a good name to have on your resume. Makes for some good stories in interviews. Was paid very well considering I was only there for an internship. Worked with extremely bright people. The people in my department were also very nice and helpful for the most part even though ours was one of the most hectic while the company was going through their crisis.

    Cons

    The company doesn't really exist anymore. Got the feeling that what I did didn't really make much of a difference. Being a huge company, it was easy to get lost in the shuffle. The 6th Avenue office wasn't nearly as nice as HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify and handle your risk a little better next time.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lehman survivors.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Now there aren't many. If you happen to work in the businesses that ae sold you'll be the man that knows situation the bst and you'll have safety. whatever doesn't kill you will make you stonger.

    Cons

    It was very stresfull ecently when we were allowed to fail. People were thinking about leaving only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late now, but don't get too leveraged and be conservative always.

    Disapproves of CEO
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