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Jefferies Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Jefferies Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
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Pros
  • Allowed work life balance, but when needed it can be any hour (in 12 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 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fixed Income"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure, lots of responsibility and not as stressful as many other IBs

    Cons

    Bad management structure at the time, may have improved since


  2. "Senior Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    All cash bonus and midtown NYC office location

    Cons

    Claw back feature is restrictive

  3. "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing at all this sucked so badly

    Cons

    Everything not good at all for starters


  4. "A nice job on Wall Street"

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

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flat organizational structure, easy access to senior management, lots of client exposure, growing firm with tons of opportunity, exciting place to be since we are moving up market

    Cons

    Always trying to compete with the bulge bracket, which is tough especially on balance sheet. Many senior bankers are not open to change.

    Advice to Management

    Make the upward review process better


  5. "Awful, awful institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good juniors who are unfortunately overworked and not cared for at all

    Cons

    Sweatshop with an awful culture and generally unremarkable people. Never been in such a hierarchical place with so much fear used to control.


  6. "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


  7. "analyst"

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

    Pros

    good culture. more collaborative and friendly among finance firms

    Cons

    hard to transfer internally

  8. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice people, good work life balance very nice culture

    Cons

    People need to be promoted more easily

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff, pay them well


  9. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Allowed work life balance, but when needed it can be any hour

    Cons

    no real growth, senior management are lifers


  10. "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none none none none none

    Cons

    worst company ever to work

    Advice to Management

    worst


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