Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Work there for one year now

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning environment, solid deal flow, great exit opps, great people

    Cons

    Nothing to gripe about, great experience overall

  2. Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Tax Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Tax Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Environment, company culture, being in NYC, the people were friendly

    Cons

    the management of the company, long hours

  3. Awesome team members but management is inept.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many of my colleagues are spot on some of the best in the business, and I've learned some significant life lessons from them. The compensation is spot on given the job but the clawback on bonuses is kind of bullsh!t

    Cons

    There are many more in management that seem to have the skill set of a toddler and many times they sound like a toddler when they don't get their way. There really isn't a path for personal or professional growth, it's as if they use you for two years and toss you to the curb like this weeks recycling.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and understand that we're humans with needs and emotions, and even some ethics once in awhile. Throwing us a bone once in awhile doesn't make us feel good; quite the opposite though. Of course management is day to day with their heads in the clouds and seemingly growing the ranks of management without growing your base level of employees.

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  5. not ideal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IBD Analyst
    Current Employee - IBD Analyst

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is generally on par with the street. Work is similar to that in any other investment bank, though the deal teams are slightly thinner. Junior bankers generally spend significantly more time pitching than those at other banks.

    Cons

    Turnover is higher here than at competing banks. Exits opportunities are not on par with those at bulge brackets. Cutthroat culture. Little communication between senior management and juniors. Rigid compensation structure. Significant financial penalties if you decide to leave.

  6. Great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone's open to helping you out,

    Cons

    The travel if your placed out in Jersey City

    Advice to Management

    Begin to the intergrate the operations division a bit more.

  7. Minor leagues

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

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time

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

    Pros

    Pros - Leaders appear to be involved (not sure how sincere it really is). Compensation is average and at times cut throat

    Cons

    Layoffs are too frequent - quarterly. Firm is penny wise and pound foolish

    Advice to Management

    Speak to the employees outside of town halls

  8. Great Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Human Resources in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat you like an equal, everyone has the chance to get responsibility

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't enough work to go around

    Advice to Management

    Nothing Really

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work at one time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Corporate Enviroment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Steady job, fast paced, comfortable environment

    Cons

    No growth for staff and lack of staff support

    Advice to Management

    Offer better compensation for staff

  11. Business Analyst in Operations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Jefferies & Company as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great. Warm environment

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't have a clue. Some senior VPs are cool. It's the head of departments that are oblivious. They do not compensate their employees properly for the job they do.They have no plan, do not have their act together.

    Advice to Management

    Take your head out of the sand. People are leaving because you are too busy giving dinner parties in your pent house for people that don't matter! Take care of your employees, the ones doing the grunt work.

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