Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Oppenheimer Holdings Chairman and CEO Albert G. Lowenthal
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. Wealth Management Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great exposure to markets and client services. People willing to help.

    Cons

    At times it could be very slow and often times not too much work to do


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    Executive Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    large product portfolio and analyst availability helped goal of the company which was to broaden the brand into international equities

    Cons

    lack of cooperation among team; the US sales teams vehemently opposed working with the international teams on their perception that the international expansion would cut into their commission which wasn't the case at all.

    Advice to Management

    management needed to assure their US sales of the effort to expand the international business and to create harmony and cooperation.


  3. Outlook

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work life balance, people are generally friendly

    Cons

    stuffy working environment, bureaucracy is heavy, bad benefits


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  5. associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Associate
    Current Employee - Financial Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid Company. Well run company.

    Cons

    Salary not compensurate with median but very stable.


  6. Technology sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Little oversight You can pick your own business plan No banking products to pitch

    Cons

    Technology sucks and no one knows what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the business


  7. Helpful (1)

    Summer Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Asset Management in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great culture and nice people

    Cons

    Employeed are mainly senior. Not a collegiate environment


  8. Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A large number of associates become senior analyst. The company has a history of promoting from within.

    Cons

    If you work for the wrong senior analyst - you won't have many opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Hopeless

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    Pros

    None that can be thought of

    Cons

    Infinite weaknesses too many to list


  10. Client Service Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was close to home. i didn't have to drive far

    Cons

    the office manager had a Hitler type attitude and treated the staff unfairly

    Advice to Management

    need to treat all employees equally.


  11. Administrative assistant

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    learning experience, soak in more knowledge

    Cons

    there is no opportunity for growth



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