Oppenheimer Holdings

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Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
74 Reviews
3.5
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Oppenheimer Holdings Chairman and CEO Albert G. Lowenthal
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2.  

    Great Working enviorment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    management is very understanding and non micromanaging.

    Cons

    pay is not great for amount of work you are required to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings

    Pros

    Good Brand Name and Reputation in industry

    Cons

    Senior Management is not very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of only business, employee growth and long term plan are also important

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Relaxed workspace, good management, great coworkers , nice hours

    Cons

    Poor pay, little room to grow in the firm with little movement of mid level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not 2008-9 anymore, raise your pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Investment Banking Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible learning experience. Did anything from writing loan books and offering memos to going to business meetings with our Managing Director. All the guys I worked with were awesome and willing to help with anything and everything.

    Cons

    Pay is set by corporate and is rather low. I was only making $10 an hour

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience and friendly environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance and Annuities in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Insurance and Annuities in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Extremely beneficial meetings/teach ins from the directors of many different departments.

    Cons

    As an intern I was given a lot of filing work but that was expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None I can think of at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Mixed Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easier to meet and work with people in this smaller bank. Greater opportunity for mobility if you make things happen. Some great people here.

    Cons

    Very cheap and strict on reimbursements down to the cent. You will not have the basic comforts offered by other mid-tier banks or even some smaller firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewarding new employees better financially will reduce your high churn rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc

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

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

    Pros

    Weekly seminars that explain the different divisions of the company
    opportunity to cross-train is available
    access to senior management
    There are other interns to network with but you rarely do any work together
    You get to work in an awesome location and get to experience what life is like within new york city

    Cons

    minimal responsibilities for interns within sales & trading (different for IB)
    unorganized program with inconsistent direction
    no formal training program for new hires or
    Most interns are unpaid and I ran into a few who had been doing the summer internship for the past 3 years without receiving any increase in responsibility or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more organized internship program with a better focus on developing financial skills
    wish for a better opportunity to advance within the company
    greater emphasis on teamwork

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company and people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Smart people
    -Fast paced
    -Access to the best research available

    Cons

    -Lack of substantive work at times
    -Slow during summer months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great People great learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings

    Pros

    Everything was great and I learned a lot about the market.

    Cons

    Can get boring at times

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