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Jefferies Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1962
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 50 years. Headquartered in New York, with offices in 30 cities around the world, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and ... Read more

Jefferies – Why Work For Us?


For over 50 years, Jefferies has measured success just one way: We only win when our clients win. What makes this approach so important today is not just our dedication to it, but that these values and character of work have never been more important to our clients.

Jefferies provides insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and government entities. We offer deep sector expertise across a full range of products and services in investment banking, equities, fixed income and wealth management in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and Asia.

As what may be the last true, pure-play investment bank in the world, we still pride ourselves on a hands-on approach, lack of bureaucratic process or over-complexity of products, and the dedication of our first team to every client.

  • For corporate clients, we are a top M&A and restructuring advisor and underwriter of debt and equity new issues
  • Serving institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals, we are a leading provider of trade execution and liquidity in equity, convertible and high yield securities and a market maker of fixed income products
  • Jefferies also offers top-tier wealth management, prime services and securities finance
  • The firm has an award-winning research practice, covering equity, high yield and convertible securities.

Most of all, we never forget that what will distinguish us is not our range of capabilities, but one simple commitment:
Clients first, always.

Working at Jefferies is unique from other investment banks. We are a global, client-focused investment bank with an entrepreneurial environment where employees have the opportunity to make an immediate impact and are rewarded for performance.

You'll work side-by-side with some of the most experienced and successful investment bankers and finance professionals in the world. You'll be challenged. You'll be engaged. And you'll learn what you need to launch a long-term career in investment banking.

We believe that our employee-partners are critical to our success and are our most valuable asset. We invite you to explore global opportunities with us.

Employee Benefits

Our employee-partners are a top priority. We support them with a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that responds to their personal and professional needs. Our programs include: 

Health Care and Insurance Plans

  • Medical, dental and vision health insurance
  • Insurance plans for life, accident, travel, pets and personal liability
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Healthcare pre-tax spending account 

Family Planning

  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Subsidized emergency child and eldercare provision
  • Dependent care pre-tax spending account

Employee Discounts

  • JefPerks (discounts on major retailers, entertainment, travel, electronics, etc.)
  • Wireless
  • Banking services
  • Car rentals
  • Auto and home insurance 

Additional Employee Perks

  • Generous holiday and vacation policies
  • Charitable matching program
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits (US)
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition assistanceGroup legal plan

Wellness Programs

  • Wellness screenings and assessments
  • Gym discounts
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Weight Watchers (US)
  • jFIT corporate wellness programs including participation in Corporate Challenges (Boston, NYC and London) 

Wealth Accumulation

  • 401(k) savings plan with employer match
  • Discount stock purchase

Diversity Programs

We have made a commitment to building a culture that provides opportunities for employees of all nationalities, races, genders and educational backgrounds. We believe that diversity fosters creativity, innovation and thought leadership through the infusion of new ideas and perspectives.

Our diversity is built upon solid partnerships.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) - SEO is a non-profit organization that prepares young people of color for
their careers through extensive training, mentorship and placement with a summer internship.

Urban Leadership Fellows Program - This organization is committed to introducing graduating NYC public and parochial high school seniors to the finance industry through paid internships, mentoring and training.

Chicago Summer Business Institute - Founded in 1991 to provide paid summer internships for Chicago high school students and to introduce them to the financial services sector.

The Jefferies Women’s Initiative Network (JWIN) is an employee-led affinity group that provides resources and networking opportunities to foster the advancement of women and increase employee satisfaction levels across the firm. JWIN partners with Ellevate - a global network of 30,000 trailblazing women who are inspired, empowered and connected.

Educational Programs

We have a solid commitment to promoting and developing educational opportunities. Since 1981, we have granted academic scholarships to Jefferies family members, totaling nearly $9 million in awards.

Jefferies supports education and training to improve job performance and to enhance career growth. We offer employees tuition reimbursement, subject to Jefferies’ Tuition Plan and Tuition Reimbursement Policies and Procedures.

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    Pros

    Incredible culture and amazing people. Top investment bank. leading in numerous groups and industries (Healthcare, Industrials, etc...). As a junior analyst, you take a lot of responsibilities. Management respects work/life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing different to any other investment bank. Heavy workload and long hours, but nothing bad. Steap learning curve. Growing company so everyone is expected to work hard.

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Jefferies (New York, NY) in January 2018.

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