Lehman Brothers
3.5 of 5 178 reviews
www.lehman.com New York, NY 6 to 15 Employees

Lehman Brothers Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Mar 24, 2014
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3.6 97 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Jr.

Richard Fuld Jr.

(7 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Experience

Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people, challenging environment with career growth opportunities and strong mentors!

ConsLack of work life balance

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Great while lasted

Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for less than a year

ProsReputation was good until... you know

ConsHours were not the best

Advice to Senior ManagementStay in business

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I work for Lehman Bros.

Aviation (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Lehman Brothers as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsMoney, Location, Culture, People, great team

ConsBankruptcy, Long hours, management too aggressive with risk, greed, and cut-throat policies

Advice to Senior Managementtoo late for that

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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analyst / structuring

Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat people, gave lots of responsibility early on

Conshard to move laterally between desks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great culture and people; company ruined by management at the very top

Research Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFast-paced environment
Great culture and benefits
Good career mobility
Research department is very collegial

ConsBankruptcy
Times Square location
Long hours
Top management too aggressive with risk

Advice to Senior ManagementTake less risk

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very happy to work at lehman

Senior Database Developer (Former Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Lehman Brothers as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsGood work culture, good office environment , employee welfare, women employees welfare , good career growth

ConsPersonally I have nothing much to say as cons for working at Lehman, everything seemed to be quite good for career and work environment

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Great place for a summer job

Investment Banking Summer Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Lehman Brothers as an intern for less than a year

ProsInteresting work, very good team.

ConsDifficult time for the firm

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyed my time there

Senior Vice President, Investment Banking (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery good compensation, fair amount of autonomy from management, enjoyed most of the people I worked with. Ahead of other investment banks in promotion of women.

ConsToo many lateral hires caused culture to be poorly defined; there were disparate values among employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now, but I would have suggested trying to grow more from within.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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WIsh I was still there.

Securitized Products Sales (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEncouraged innovation throughout the organization. Empowered employees to make the firm better. team atmosphere.

ConsBankrupt, no longer in business

Advice to Senior ManagementShould have sold to KDB

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very sad Lehman is gone

Fixed Income Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people. Great team-work culture. Great fixed-income research franchise, such as Lehman Indices and POINT.
Ex-Lehman employees still gather on 9/15 every year to remember the good times.

ConsNo longer exists. Failed to get bailed out

Advice to Senior ManagementStart over

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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