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New York, NY
10000+ employees
J.P. Morgan
1923
Company - Private
Finance
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers

Working at Bear Stearns

This bear may hibernate a little early. Historically one of the top investment banking, clearing, and brokerage firms in the US, Bear Stearns has a clientele of corporations, institutional investors, governments, and wealthy individuals. Its subsidiaries provide asset ... Read more

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  • "Junior broker 1993. One of the tope brokerage firm investment bank of it's time"

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    I worked at Bear Stearns (More than a year)

    Pros

    After 14 years in the brokerage business there is no other firm that I worked with that I learned more. The smartest most intelligent people I have ever met

    Cons

    It is a sin they where forced to go out of business due to a market down turn

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Bear Stearns Interviews

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    Started out with a phone screen, then went through multiple rounds of interviews with peers as well as various managing directors, most of which were technical coding questions or puzzles, many of which were mathematical in nature. Once you pass through these rounds of interviews, you met with a senior managing director for a brief screen, but I think that was more customary in nature. Not sure who, if any, failed the last screen

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Bear Stearns Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Silver), National Business Group on Health, 2008

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