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Bear Stearns Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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Bear Stearns Chairman, Bear Stearns Companies and Bear, Stearns & Co. Jimmy Cayne
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Pros
  • Great people a lot of room for mobility (in 5 reviews)

  • Teamwork was excellent and there were lots of really smart people until they starting turning (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "The people of Bear will make an impact no matter where they land. The culture will be missed and forever remembered..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prime Brokerage in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Prime Brokerage in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Culture and Room for Advancement.

    Cons

    It no longer exists and compensation could have been better for all.

    Advice to Management

    Too bad you didnt see this coming. I feel much more could have been done to avoid the obvious outcome.


  2. "BS is the Best"

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    Former Employee - Director of Asset Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Asset Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    What can you say, just a great place to work and thrive. Credit derivative analysis was my favorite part of the job.

    Cons

    If you were looking for long term opportunities, maybe this company was not the most ideal place to be at.

    Advice to Management

    To the management... I just have one minor criticism and request for you: Please pay me my year end bonus... please!


  3. "The Bear"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. There was a family atmosphere among groups. There was loyalty to the company. Free transportation to the city.

    Cons

    No paper cliips, no rubber bands, no credit union. Bonus could be better. Promotions could come more often. No longer around

    Advice to Management

    Management was ok but some of the managers forgot how they came managers and treatted others beneath like they were not worthy.


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  5. "Great Gig"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hard work and dedication was favored e.more than a degre

    Cons

    Sub prime mortgage loans and greed.

    Advice to Management

    really, take time to consider how your decisions wll affect main street and employees.


  6. "Valuable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, learning, culture, and compensation

    Cons

    Did not survive economic cycle


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart folks, determined folks, great place

    Cons

    Very small liquidity problem- oh well


  8. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Whippany, NJ

    I have been working at Bear Stearns full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work, smart people, No BS.. get the job done and move on to the next issue.

    Cons

    None at all. Good place to work period.

    Advice to Management

    All Management were very competent


  9. "great It was a very exciting position"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great. It was very interesting and wonderful.

    Cons

    nothing. There really isn't anything bad about this position.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bear Stearns Asset Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bear Stearns (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at BSAM

    Cons

    I experienced no negatives in working at BSAM


  11. "Architect/Developer Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect/Developer Lead in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Architect/Developer Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Rewarding work. Great people in all departments. Relaxed environment was conducive to high productivity. Excellent senior management.

    Cons

    Less competitive with compensation and bonus



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