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"Analyst at Bear"

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Entrepreneurial, Fast paced, hard working, competitive

Cons

Hours, Fast paced, hard working, competitive

Other Employee Reviews for Bear Stearns

  1. "Wild wild west..."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Very entrepreneurial.
    - Family feel

    Cons

    - Top management incompetent.
    - Very New-York based. Thus, treats other offices (e.g. Chicago) with neglect.

    Advice to Management

    Too bad you couldn't change your actions before the company went down in flames.


  2. "8 year employee let go just before they went under"

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    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.

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