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Lazard Overview
New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (LAZ)
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Lazard, one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 43 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and ... Read more

Mission: Lazard’s purpose is to serve clients. From our beginning, this basic premise has shaped our culture and structure.

Lazard – Why Work For Us?

Our distinctive culture has developed organically across generations and geographies.

Our clients rely on us for sound judgment. As a firm built on advice, we value the wisdom that comes from experience. We put a premium on attracting and retaining the best people.

We 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.

Partnering globally makes us stronger. By working together across borders, we leverage Lazard’s global network of relationships to achieve extraordinary results for clients.

We anticipate changes rather than react to them. We serve our clients best when we are leaders. Through insight and innovation, we create opportunities rather than chase them.

We have the conviction to take bold stands for our clients.  Our long-term success is based on the results we achieve for clients. We are exhaustive in our research and precise in our analysis.

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.

You can make a difference here. We operate with a flat management structure in which everyone contributes.

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.

Our work is intellectually challenging. We compete on the strength of our ideas in a dynamic global marketplace.

You will form lasting relationships: our work is highly collaborative, and the longer you are here, the more you will become part of a global family.

This is a firm you can be proud to work for: the Lazard brand stands for the highest levels of integrity, discretion and professionalism.

If all the above sounds good to you, Lazard is a great place to build your career.

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Our clients expect the best from us, and we aim to surpass their expectations, starting with the quality of our people. 

Lazard was built on the premise that a multicultural firm can serve a global clientele best.  We are a united collection of individuals who respect each other’s differences.

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. We take pride in the rich diversity of our employees, and in our recruiting, we seek to continually enhance the mix.

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    There is no better place to be if you want to work on M&A, corporate finance, and strategic advisory for the world's most demanding and prestigious clients.


    Long hours and pay has been slightly below peers in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on being the leading provider of independent advice, but that can only be sustained if top talent is nurtured and allowed to rise through the ranks. Focus on rewarding and paying more attention to your best employees In this day and age, the prestige and cachet of the firm is no longer sufficient to retain top talent. Career development, compensation, and genuine interest in developing a work-life balance culture is key.

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    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY).


    Had to send my CV and Cover letter to the Graduate Recruitment Team. The cover letter had to answer 2 questions with 3 parts each. Received an offer for a one-way video interview the day after.

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