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Jefferies Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Jefferies Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
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Pros
  • Could be good work life balance in the right group (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people to work with in certain pockets of the firm (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance varies from tolerable to non-existent (in 18 reviews)

  • Heavy workload and long hours, but nothing bad (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Small, close-knit team and potential for upward mobility

    Cons

    Still has the bad investment banking culture


  2. "intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Jefferies as an intern

    Pros

    they were nice to me

    Cons

    not a big bank which is a con

  3. "Great place to work for investment banking"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture, very collegial
    - Benefits are comprehensive
    - Steady growth of entire platform as shown in financial results
    - Technology

    Cons

    - Clawback, high turnover among analysts (but probably problem across all banks), IT group not always responsive, less nimble at times to pursue opportunities


  4. "Jefferies Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies as an intern

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work on a diverse amount of deals.

    Cons

    Limited access to senior bankers


  5. "Awesome people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Loved working with everyone.

    Cons

    Less resources than bulge brackets, especially in regional offices


  6. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, Great career growth opportunities

    Cons

    you have to be a jack of all, below average benefits compared to industry


  7. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    I like working with good people.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much stress, but not bad

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Great Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Valued employees, great working environment, good compensation.
    Management realizes that it's the incidentals and intangibles in addition to a paycheck are necessary to create a satisfying workplace.

    Cons

    The workload can get heavy at times but there is a good balance.


  9. "Senior Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Flat culture, collegial work environment

    Cons

    Occasionally rapid change, volatile earnings


  10. "Great place to work and learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meritocracy: smart, driven worker; paid well

    Cons

    Typical Wall St. cons: long hours, tough and rough personalities, not enough support from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees like gold


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