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"Good people, hard work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people you work with are very capable; I found my co-workers very helpful and am proud to know them.

Cons

From what I understand, you might not work as hard as in the investment banking divisions of UBS or another bulge bracket investment bank, but you will be working 90 hours a week plus.

Advice to Management

Please, be more open to listening to your employees about ways that they could increase their own productivity. If you expect people to hand over their lives to a company, you should be willing to invest in their productivity. When you're working a 21 hour day, a 10% increase in productivity is extremely helpful.

Other Employee Reviews for Jefferies

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    strong growth opportunities, solid leadership, good opportunity to advance in career, good balance sheet, small company feel, good place to wrok

    Cons

    the company is growing very fast and there is sometimes not enough support on the back end. lots of work.

    Advice to Management

    keep focused on the goal of gaining market share in this strong market opportunity. keep the company appropriately staffed for growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Room for improvement."

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    Former Employee - Trading Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trading Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Jefferies is well positioned for a revovery in the financial services marketplace. Jefferies minimizes its exposure to risky business lines and proprietary trading, and is well capitalized to withstand downturns in the economy. As the market turns around, Jefferies will continue its leadership position as an independant and diversified investment bank and institutional brokerage, catering to small and mid-size firms.

    Cons

    Favoratism runs rampant at Jefferies. Hiring and promotions are based on who you know, not what you know. Many times, mid-level management stiffles communication because they are more interested in promoting themselves and their "cronies" rather than foster open communication, build trust and share knowledge between different groups.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to implement 180/360 degree feedback. This way, management will realize which managers are being productive by addressing real business issues, and which are just playing politics.

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