Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Oppenheimer Holdings Chairman and CEO Albert G. Lowenthal
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Pros
  • mostly good people to work with, good for slackers that don't want to work outside of 9 to 5 (in 5 reviews)

  • Learned a lot about how the business actually operates, and met a lot of great people who helped me decide my career path (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No raises EVER for salaried employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Poor management, poor pay, no room to grow or to advance your career (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Fantastic group of people. Very dedicated towards success.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. Lots of very smart and driven people. Directors of Research are particularly strong.

    Cons

    Working market hours (i.e. being in the office at 4am every day).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Nice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Laid back, 9 to 5 only, non micro-managed

    Cons

    No raises ever. No employee evaluation. No standard method of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent, including back office. Technology is severely lacking.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Nice mid-market broker-dealer to work for

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    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly working environment, flexible working schedule, supportive staff and management, good office location

    Cons

    lower pay, little employee training and education, weaker platform comparing to bigger names

    Advice to Management

    More aggressive, performance-based evaluation, more employee trainings, more activities that encourage inter-team cooperation

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  5. Intern

    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, a lot of different departments, weekly seminars and teaching sessions, access to higher up executives, ability to speak with other individuals in different groups, multiple locations

    Cons

    Small program, not as well recognized as the larger bulge bracket firms, many interns get placed in private client if you do not apply directly to a specific group or know someone

  6. Good comp.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice exposure. Sharp people. Good name

    Cons

    IPO deal not very big

    Advice to Management

    Great

  7. It's a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings

    Pros

    Family owned business, it is very hard to get fired and try to fit in and not stand out.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth. The people that are there have been there for years. Talking to the employees that are there they either been there since high school or they were picked up from being laid off. The pay is the lowest in the industry, and the benefits are one of the worst.

    Advice to Management

    If you know, that a person is doing a good just, do not have stipulations of when you can promote them. Try to keep your good employees and train the managers to talk to employees not like they are not contributing, every one is important that works for the company from the bathroom help to the secretaries.

  8. working at Oppenheimer & Co.

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    Former Intern - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    most people are very nice, you can learn a lot, you will be exposed to many situations.

    Cons

    salaries are not the best, the working atmosphere is manly, dealing with brokers is not easy

    Advice to Management

    work more on office culture
    diversify their workforce

  9. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Like other companies wish they paid higher,

    Advice to Management

    Just keep an open mind to suggestions

  10. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings

    Pros

    Good, Growth within the firm

    Cons

    no cons within the firm that i have seen

    Advice to Management

    more investment into development

  11. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings

    Pros

    Really good people, culture. Laid back environment. Autonomy to work on your own projects that add value.

    Cons

    Pay for associates is below peer firms

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