Oppenheimer Holdings

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Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
65 Reviews
2.9
65 Reviews
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Oppenheimer Holdings Chairman and CEO Albert G. Lowenthal
Albert G. Lowenthal
30 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Mostly Positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid Company
    Great services
    Free to do your job as needed

    Cons

    Lack of formal training
    Firm is very strict with their image with regards to marketing
    Very huge ramp up in a short amount of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a formal training program for new advisors

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

    great work enviroment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for career advancements

    Cons

    limited locations not a household name

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open more offices

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    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
  6.  

    Supervisor

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

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    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
  7.  

    Good if one is not ambitious

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  8.  

    Good stepping-stone for career in equity research

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    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
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Options Trading Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Options Trading Intern in New York, NY

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

    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
  10.  

    it was an opportunity of much learning.

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

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience, So-So Environment

    • 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

    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

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