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Jefferies Reviews

Updated May 13, 2018
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Jefferies Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
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Pros
  • Very nice people, good work life balance very nice culture (in 14 reviews)

  • Great exposure, lots of responsibility and not as stressful as many other IBs (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance varies from tolerable to non-existent (in 20 reviews)

  • Heavy workload and long hours, but nothing bad (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Top investment bank"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible culture and amazing people. Top investment bank. leading in numerous groups and industries (Healthcare, Industrials, etc...). As a junior analyst, you take a lot of responsibilities. Management respects work/life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing different to any other investment bank. Heavy workload and long hours, but nothing bad. Steap learning curve. Growing company so everyone is expected to work hard.


  2. "Good pay, long hours, decent culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Access to management, lots of responsibility, rewards talent

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, long hours

  3. "ok experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    culture is good for the most part

    Cons

    hire sub par people, no deals


  4. "summer analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great fantastic culture. great place

    Cons

    there were not many cons


  5. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation for associate class

    Cons

    Hard to be recognized for your accomplishments

    Advice to Management

    Need more women in senior management.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Great training and excellent exit opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great

    Advice to Management

    Better work-life balance


  7. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Growing investment bank and lots of deal flow

    Cons

    Depends on the industry team you work on, but mine had a few challenging people to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Fire senior bankers who treat analysts and assistants poorly.

  8. "Good culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Friendly group
    Good culture
    Below standard hours

    Cons

    Deals are very similar and relatively routine

    Advice to Management

    Pay street bonuses


  9. "Anonymous review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    There are very intelligent people working there.

    Cons

    It can be stressful at times, but this can be a good thing.


  10. "Sales and Trading"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Free soft drinks and good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor atmosphere, below average pay, failure to develop younger associates, mercenary culture


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