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Jefferies Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Great IB Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exposure to tech, good deals

    Cons

    Everything that comes with I Banking


  2. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Good camraderie with peers for the most part

    Cons

    Problems with upper management at times

  3. Helpful (5)

    "IT Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Before deciding to leave, I asked myself repeatedly, what will I miss about Jefferies? Each time the answer was, nothing.

    Cons

    Jefferies was a good place to work for. I enjoyed going to work. I felt like I made a difference. I felt valued. All that changed when IT was outsourced. Overnight, management's attitude changed. We were no longer an asset but just a resource. Management only looks out for management. It's a very selfish environment. Zero room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees because Jefferies is NOT the "best place to work". Stop bombarding us to vote!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Meh - it's OK, could be worse"

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

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, mostly pleasant people.

    Cons

    Awful IT organization - internal applications and IT support are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be a bulge bracket firm without the resources.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    The community and camaraderie among peers is very strong

    Cons

    Company has been downsizing and outlook is murky


  6. "Investment Banker"

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

    I worked at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    Decent work atmosphere. Great people

    Cons

    not enough freedom to employees


  7. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time

    Pros

    friendly work environment. flexible

    Cons

    bonuses are not great .

  8. "Scrappy culture"

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

    I have been working at Jefferies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects and opportunities with less well-known firms

    Cons

    Not the greatest resume builder

    Advice to Management

    Grow the business and compensate commensurate to value added


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Jefferies Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture is required for any organization to grow. Opportunities for capable resources should exist in organisations.

    Cons

    Incompetent management should not be hired or promoted. It is very demoralising for genuinely hard working resources.

    Advice to Management

    Think broadly and carefully review your resources to ensure you can build on legacy of hard working expert resources.


  10. "Strong potential"

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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

    Pros

    Strong top management and great client positioning

    Cons

    Lack of talent management and training

    Advice to Management

    This firm has built incredible strength and now needs a stronger corporate culture driven by training and talent management.


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