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"Was a great place to work"

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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

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

Pros

Lehman had a challenging, albeit cut throat, dog-eat-dog environment. It had great expense reimbursement, held costs down while allowing you to travel like a king.

Cons

Well, it went down the tubes due to stupid real estate investments and pretty much took the whole US economy with it. So that's how Lehman will be remembered, instead of as the American Economic Engine that is was for 158 years...

Advice to Management

Too late now for advice.

Other Employee Reviews for Lehman Brothers

  1. "Ambitious, entrepreneurial but not as well managed as the top investment banks"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was on the upswing, attracting talent with drive

    Cons

    Risk control processes not well in place. Bankruptcy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Always worked with smart and driven people, every day was exciting"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Firm only recruited the brightest people so you were always working with people that hallenged you. But is was also a very team oriented company so the balance was important of moving business forward.

    Cons

    Towards the end there was morebegoninvolved by he senior management and that led to the rims downfall. They should have thought about employees who built the company and not there personal bank accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let greed get in the way of doing the right thing, even if it is hard to do
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