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"fair, conservative, no growth"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

conservative, sails through tough times

Cons

B leage, too conservative, cheap

Advice to Management

make the changes to become a major leage player

Other Employee Reviews for Jefferies

  1. "associate ibd"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York Mills, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York Mills, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    overall decent people. some have a chip on shoulder bc not at a bigger bank

    Cons

    work on smaller deals that take up just as much time as bigger ones. zero brand name recognition if you try to move on

    Advice to Management

    handler is good. treat juniors as part of the team, not as a resource to get deals done


  2. "Does not value junior bankers, quickly growing company with opportunity to make impact"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some deal teams are lean and you get a lot of responsibility and interaction with senior bankers and clients as an analyst. More opportunities to run a deal.

    Jefferies used to provide good perks (lunch, mobile plan reimbursement, huge discount to LA Sports Club for analysts, etc.) but then they disappeared during the downturn.

    Cons

    During the downturn, they laid off junior bankers first and then made aggressive strategic senior hires.

    They claim that analyst bonuses were on par with the rest of the street, but very few actually get that top bonus relative to other banks.

    Certain IB groups have a terrible reputation. Tech (formerly Jefferies Broadview) used to do great deals, but now run by mostly political senior bankers.

    Advice to Management

    Jefferies has a bad reputation for its treatment of junior bankers. My analyst class had such a bad experience that many would never go back.

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