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"A very good place to work"

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Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

They were very friendly
Good support networks

Cons

Very agressive style
Eat or be eaten

Advice to Management

They could be more friendly and involved

Other Employee Reviews for Bear Stearns

  1. "8 year employee let go just before they went under"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Whippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bear Stearns full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bear was a great place to work when it came to using new technologies, broadening your skills, and having a lot of career opportunities. I started off as a relatively junior software programmer; in the course of just under 8 years I had been promoted to Associate Director and was doing some really incredible work. The company also had a lot of great people working there who I really enjoyed spending my days with.

    Cons

    In its final year or two, the company had turned into a meat grinder much like Goldman Sachs. 70-hour weeks were typical for me, along with loads of stress and ridiculously tight delivery deadlines. After putting in all that effort and making myself known as a stellar employee, the company laid me off along with several hundred others in the biggest such layoff the company had ever done. Four months later they were gone and absorbed by JP Morgan Chase.


  2. "Culture was eroding along with the balance sheet in 2007-2008."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Office in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Middle Office in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly no BS approach to getting things done. Anyone in the firm would respond to you if you called.

    Cons

    Culture of promoting from within was largely thrown out the window.

    Advice to Management

    It's already over, so no point.

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