Lehman Brothers
3.5 of 5 182 reviews
www.lehman.com New York, NY 6 to 15 Employees

Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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3.5 182 reviews

                             

37% Approve of the CEO

Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Jr.

Richard Fuld Jr.

(19 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work life balance and financial packet"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Ahead of other investment banks in promotion of women"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "Managers show no sympathy for junior people for working ultra long hours"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Towards the end there was morebegoninvolved by he senior management and that led to the rims downfall"
    in 14 reviews
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    Good experience at the time

    Investment Banking Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood culture/ reputation at the time

    ConsFirm took too much risk

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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

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    Nice office, better managevent needed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLocation, location, location. Office with beautiful views.

    ConsPoor management, disorganized from day one.

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    Good place to intern for a summer or two.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsNice environment, great compensation. Hard Driving Environment but beneficial.
    Work location is great and the people treat each other like family.

    ConsLimited growth and limited work time frame. General lack of communication across departments.
    it seems like the more experienced members get little chance to grow with the focus on the lower staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the little people, they will tell you how things can be improved.

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

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    Investment Banking

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat firm. It's a shame it went bankrupt.

    ConsNo major cons at all.

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    Company is downsizing.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNot much. Firm is closing down as soon as they can.

    ConsLow morale. Even if you want to do something good some old-minded folks will shut you down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstill some culture, enable ideas even if you are closing the company.

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

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    Great while lasted

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    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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    Great Experience

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsLack of work life balance

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    it is over!

    Financial Consultant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Proslearned how to make money and appreciate savings

    Conscompany went down the drain. Know who is steering the ship!

    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

    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

    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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