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Bear Stearns Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Place to work, smart people, No BS (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunately it no longer exists (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement. many good departments and they pay well and offer very constructive feedback on projects etc.

    Cons

    The hours can be very long, it can be very political - pay is highly subjective and many people quit because of this.


  2. "Culture américaine avec une pression forte. Entreprise à dimension internationales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Récompense ceux qui travaillent dur à la fois financière et orale

    Cons

    Trop de travail, ne tient pas forcément compte de la culture française et de ses spécifités

    Advice to Management

    attention aux burn outs, attention à la culture du pays et attention à vos salariés

  3. "Scrappy IB brought low by lack of liquidty"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Scrappy, easy access to management, flat structure for fairly largish firm, strong management culture

    Cons

    Lack of resources, dog eat dog atmosphere,


  4. "They meant well."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation was decent and they had a great structure that provided opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Management made consistently poor decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Consider better time-off policies.


  5. "Architect/Developer Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bear Stearns Asset Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate (Financial Analyst) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate (Financial Analyst) in New York, NY

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    salary comp are mostly in line with street

    Cons

    hours are very long compared to other jobs

  8. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team and office culture

    Cons

    Work-life balance was just "OK"


  9. "Corruption"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bear Stearns full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good cafeteria food. Nice interiors.

    Cons

    A culture of egotism, elitism, and entitlement.

    Advice to Management

    What goes around already came around!


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people. Great experience.

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to its peers.

    Advice to Management

    Should have done a better job


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