Lehman Brothers

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Very fast-paced company that was well-organized but stratified

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

Pros

When it was in business, the corporate culture encouraged innovation and moving fast, usually to the detriment of documentation and organization. International opportunities were also largely encouraged: transferring internally to international locations was quite common

Cons

To the detriment of its fast paced culture, the company was very political in its inner dealings. Employee communication was mostly cheerleading, with very little important information. Though it ran like a well-oiled machine, roles were quite set in stone, and advancement was gauged more on perception rather than results.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Strike a better balance between work and life, and change the culture towards progression rather than stress out the staff to keep catching up. Try to get back the talent that left after the insolvency.

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  1.  

    It was a good company. Too bad it went under.

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

    Pros

    Diverse, smart people, great networking opportunities, wonderful businesses across the board.

    Cons

    It's too bad the company went bankrupt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mgmt should have communicated better with the employees and the public.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Lehman Brothers was a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    Lehman was a good place to work. Salary and benefits were good. Fellow employees were smart and good to work with.

    Cons

    Total comp included restricted stock units that could not be acted upon for five years after receiving them. Large company made upward mobility difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lehman as it was ceases to exist. Middle management did a good job and treated employees well. I am satisfied with how I was treated.

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