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

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    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.


  2. "One of the best places to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Whippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial. It was easy to come up with an idea and then "run for mayor". Teamwork was excellent and there were lots of really smart people until they starting turning. The effort to offshore was a total disaster and caused scores of top notch talent to leave (or they were fired).

    Cons

    The culture changed to being very short term minded. Senior management tried to save to money and "save their way to prosperity", They got dumber by the day and it was not a surprise when they really ran into trouble.

    Advice to Management

    think of the health of the company long term

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