Oppenheimer Holdings

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Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
63 Reviews

2.9
63 Reviews
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Oppenheimer Holdings Chairman and CEO Albert G. Lowenthal
Albert G. Lowenthal
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9-5 hours, easy work, good people(non-mangement) (in 4 reviews)


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

  • The room for growth is non-existent (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good if one is not ambitious

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall there are not a lot of turnovers in the accounting dept.

    Cons

    No room for growth. They do not pay as competitors.

  2.  

    Great place to work if you're stuck in a time warp

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    mostly good people to work with, good for slackers that don't want to work outside of 9 to 5

    Cons

    terrible benefits (no matching 401K), no raises once you start (so negotiate before you accept a position), insultingly low bonuses, not a place for those with aspirations to move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some new, invigorating management who can clean up shop if you want to compete with the street

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great start to learn financial products and process

    Cons

    Morale is low. Employees are paid below base salary on the street. Opco loses top talent on a consistent basis,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good stepping-stone for career in equity research

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good place to work at if you choose the right Senior Analyst to work for.

    Cons

    Too much politics. They treat "old" employees much better than new comers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to intern with great opportunities to learn the business of many different departments.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Options Trading Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Options Trading Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    - allowed to reach out to senior level management across all departments
    - weekly meetings headed by different department managers to teach and answer questions

    Cons

    - once you get the assigned intern role you're stuck in it so be sure to apply for a position you want

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    it was an opportunity of much learning.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Stable firm to work many years for.

    Cons

    Growth can take many years as many people do not leave the firm.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience, So-So Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great experience working with high-level Executives and Legal Counsel.

    Cons

    Out of pocket costs for benefits increased fourfold in just as many years - and not one salary increase (cost of living or otherwise) in this period of time. Making less when you leave than when you started seems counter-productive, no?

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One you figure things out is is a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    Pros

    Broad scope of products to offer.

    Cons

    Very much on your own. Difficult to locate necessary resources when first hired. No guidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't assume everything is simple. An hour or two of system training will save a lot of time down the road. Nothing is worse than not knowing and not knowing how and where to find something.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice work environment

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    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    People are really nice and have lots of experience. Flexable schedule

    Cons

    Low pay, so so benefits

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Registered Client Sales Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Client Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    If you work with a large production team, life will be great in the big city.

    Cons

    Management - get everything in writing and document as much as possible. Check FINRA broker check website for background on employees and firm complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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