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Lazard Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (LAZ)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from more than 40 cities across 25 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice ... Read more

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.

Company Updates

  • When our Milan professionals aren’t hard at work, they’re on the field practicing their football skills. While social distancing prevented the team members from getting together for a match this Spring, they were able to show off their skills from home.

  • Committed to providing career opportunities for those who will support the future of the finance industry, Lazard London hosted Virtual Insight Programmes with their Spring Interns, in lieu of a programme typically held at the office. Here is a glimpse at some of the activities, challenges, and projects that interns participated in, and how they engaged from various locations.

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Lazard – Why Work With Us?

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

Financial Advisory

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.

Asset Management: 

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.

Lazard Reviews

  • "Fine for investment banking"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lazard full-time (Less than a year)


    + only does M&A/restructuring (no financing) like other independent advisory firms
    + lean deal teams


    + bureaucratic inefficiencies
    + bonus comp and base salary are lower than peers

    Advice to Management

    + stop being a trend follower, perhaps take more initiative when it comes to hiring better talent, promoting implementation of 360 review feedback, hire lateral analysts faster when people leave

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Lazard Interviews



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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    First, got selected for a first round interview, mainly technical, some fit questions. Then got invited to the final superday with back to back interviews. The interview process is great, really enjoy talking with all of the people.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the main valuation methods? A lot of M&A questions, like P/E multiple, accretion dilution, etc.   Answer Question
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