Jefferies & Company

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Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
111 Reviews
3.2
111 Reviews
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Jefferies & Company Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Solid deal flow in San Francisco (in 5 reviews)

  • Excellent IT to work with, good HR profile, great people to work with (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is slightly worse than at other major banks for similar compensation (in 9 reviews)

  • Different position within the investment banking industry being in the middle market space (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, got to experience a wide variety tasks during my employment and worked with a variety of excellent financial professionals

    Cons

    Difficult market conditions could put a strain on revenue generation within the team. But it was a situation shared by all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work at one time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You were treated as a partner/owner of the firm. Was a great place to work at one time. The place was truly a great place to work. The management was hands on and always made you feel important. Compensation was fair and everyone was generous. The CEO called you on your birthday! Every year! believe it.

    Cons

    New management brought a different feeling...just a number. Keep your head down...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the old guard (Jefferies, Baxter, Bellucci, Shaw..) always treated you fairly and as a partner. that feeling and attitude seemed to have left with the new management that was brought in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Grueling yet rewarding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Teamwork and learning, they pay you and train you to the fullest extent which is very hard to find. The exposure to deals is limitless as well.

    Cons

    No cons unless you can't handle the hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IB Analyst Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IB Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IB Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic and growing company that is much more flexible and agile than larger banking firms.

    Cons

    No negatives except for complaints about IB broadly: not a great work life balance, work is not particularly rewarding or technically challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    Great work environment with even better people

    Cons

    Cant think of any at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cant think of any at this time

  7.  

    Interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    It's relaxing interview. I was asked some questions about finance, like swap yield curve, options and futures. And I did some questions about what I did in my academic courses, what my contribution was in the project.

    Cons

    I think they hired the highest qualified people. People as a employee at Jefferies will have lots of knowledge about the financial markets. Your responsibility ranges from the beginning to the end.

  8.  

    Great place to develop an IB/securities career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    Dynamic company growing market share, motivated employees, good work/life balance - generally the firm gets it right as the results have shown.

    Cons

    Typical downsides associated with working for any investment bank - nothing that you wouldn't expect to encounter at other similar institutions.

  9.  

    Fixed Income Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Jefferies & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get to work with MDs, Get some hands on experience, smart guys working there, MBS and High Yield is awesome loved it

    Cons

    Unstructured internship, don't get opportunities to actually help workers, don't do that much during internship, great time, was really fun, but wanted to learn more and contribute more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize internship program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company. Amazing culture. Quickly rising to the top

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Junior level employees given lots of challenging and meaningful work. Great exit opportunities. Excellent opportunity to work with intelligent and driven people.

    Cons

    Long hours as an analyst, but doable. Limited deal opportunities due to smaller balance sheet, but that is changing quickly fortunately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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