Oppenheimer Holdings

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Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
78 Reviews
3.5
78 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good comp.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings

    Pros

    Nice exposure. Sharp people. Good name

    Cons

    IPO deal not very big

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

    Nice group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Like other companies wish they paid higher,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep an open mind to suggestions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    working at Oppenheimer & Co.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    work more on office culture
    diversify their workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    more investment into development

  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Great Working enviorment

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    • 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
  8.  

    Analyst

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    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
  9.  

    Back office

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    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
  10.  

    Investment Banking Intern

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    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 a 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
  11.  

    Great learning experience and friendly environment.

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    • 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 a 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

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