Mission: Lazard’s purpose is to serve clients with outstanding financial advice and investment solutions. From our beginning, this basic premise has shaped our culture and structure.
Our distinctive culture has developed organically across generations and geographies. We put a premium on attracting and retaining the best people, and value individual differences.
The history of Lazard is one of entrepreneurs. We know that multiple perspectives, openly debated, encourage the best solutions for our clients. We use our strong global networks to work together across borders and achieve extraordinary results for clients.
We create an environment where every person is valued for their unique perspective, and encouraged to present the most innovative solutions for our clients.
Lazard has a simple and powerful model, focused on two businesses: Financial Advisory and Asset Management
We advise clients around the world on strategic and financial matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital structure and capital raising. Our client relationships are built on trust and discretion. We are deeply established in business centers around the world, with meaningful local relationships and insight. And as the world’s largest advisory-focused firm, we have exceptional depth of expertise across industry sectors and geographies.
Lazard serves investors around the world with a broad range of global investment solutions and investment management services. We have built the business over decades with an emphasis on strategies that benefit from intensive research and active management. The result is a strong pattern of long-term performance, global perspective and deep insight into local markets.
Working at Lazard provides all the opportunity and excitement of working for a global institution, but with the intimacy of a relatively small firm. We work in small, collaborative teams in which your voice can be heard, and you have the opportunity to learn from people at the top of their field.
Because we compete on the strength of our ideas in a dynamic global marketplace, our work is intellectually challenging and highly collaborative. You will form lasting relationships and become part of a global family.
We are also a firm you can be proud to work for: The Lazard brand stands for the highest levels of integrity, discretion and professionalism.
Our clients expect the best from us, and we aim to surpass their expectations, starting with the quality of our people. Lazard’s offices around the world infuse the local flavor of their regions into a global network. Our people come from more than 70 countries, and we take pride in their rich diversity.
We strive to cultivate and reinforce a workplace environment that fosters professional and personal development, values inclusiveness, celebrates diversity and encourages our people to engage with each other and their communities. Internal groups such as Lazard Women’s Leadership Network and LazardProud champion and support their members, strengthening the fabric of our community.
I have been working at Lazard full-time (More than a year)
Smart people, strong deal flow, lean deal teams, teams make an effort to work more hours during the week to free up weekends
Minimal client interaction until you become a VP
Advice to Management
Encourage junior team members to be in front of clients
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY) in April 2015.
Very well organized process. Transparent about expectations. Modelling and case discussions, written and verbal. Good involvement by associates, VPs, Managing Directors in interview process. Tough but fair questions. Good follow up. Good compensation and career progression.
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