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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
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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Bear Stearns Chairman, Bear Stearns Companies and Bear, Stearns & Co. Jimmy Cayne
Jimmy Cayne
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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Director in Rockville Centre, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Director in Rockville Centre, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid for production, entrepreneurial environment, good management until the end, exciting environment, Great coworkers, excellent benefits, excellent pay, good hours

    Cons

    Firm closed, along with many other firms on Wall Street to the government regulation and technological innovation. The shame the entire stock market was destroyed by the government regulations.

    Advice to Management

    None

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Bear Stearns Interviews

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    Interview

    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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