Jefferies Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2020

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Jefferies Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
Richard B. Handler
218 Ratings
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  1. "Great firm to have a decent career path"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flat organization; no poltics; great balance

    Cons

    small organizations; less exposure to all business line.

  2. "IB Anayst"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IB Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Great deal flow and work environment. Very fast paced and entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Little to no work life balance.


  3. "Fastest growing bank on Wall Street"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at Jefferies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very strong in leveraged financing and great financial sponsors team

    Cons

    Still building a tech ECM franchise. Making good progress though.

  4. "Great Culture"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Strong Culture, Firm is taking market share

    Cons

    Benefits are below Street average

  5. "Good place to work and learn"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good opportunity to learn a ton strong leadership moving forward in the right direction

    Cons

    it can feel bureaucratic at times

  6. "Toxic Workplace with Below Street Pay and Exit Opps"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    LMM or MM PE exits

    Cons

    Hours, people and pay. Sweatshop.

  7. "Great work environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities and benefits, friendly atmosphere, excellent location

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  8. "Decent Company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    More relaxed than other investment banks. Bonus in cash.

    Cons

    Pay is not top rate.

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  9. "Jefferies"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work ability to learn from management

    Cons

    some office politics, which always ruin a great experience

  10. "Good platform for job growth"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cafeteria was pretty good. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Work / life balance was non-existent. Managing directors could not care less about junior staff

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