Jefferies - IT Dept is low expectations, low output. A few stars carry a lot of low contributing head count. Can be bureaucratic. | Glassdoor
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"IT Dept is low expectations, low output. A few stars carry a lot of low contributing head count. Can be bureaucratic."

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Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Potential career growth if you are willing to fight for it. Old guard (Equities) is ripe for shakeup if you have the guts and can play politics.
(IT) Easy to fade into the low productivity curve and exert minimal effort. International opportunities.

Cons

Sometimes felt like a special education prison (IT)
TPS reports can be a drag. A lot of hairy legacy processes.

Advice to Management

Richard Handler is sketchy, watchout !!!

Other Employee Reviews for Jefferies

  1. "Review for 2011"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, but very intense

    Cons

    intense, little support, not good work life balance

    Advice to Management

    nothing really


  2. "Unprofessional to an incompetent degree"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to shine in short bursts

    Cons

    unprofessional environment populated by friends and family rather than by the talent. Senior management unaware that a company is made up of more than just sales and trading - it actually requires capable IT and middle office as well as a thoughtful investment in infrastructure and assets that support the business process. Penny wise and often pound foolish coupled with extravagant waste thrown at the wrong people

    Advice to Management

    Study the organization

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