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Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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Jefferies & Company 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 9 reviews)

  • Great people to work with in certain pockets of the firm (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is not that great (in 16 reviews)

  • Hours can be really brutal, it is a sweatshop to a degree but then again it is investment banking (long hours are to be expected) (in 18 reviews)

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  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. "Friendly team in Hong Kong"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of independence as long as targets achieved

    Cons

    Difficult to compete against bulge brackets given smaller platform

    Advice to Management

    Stay committed to expansion plans to gain client confidence


  3. "Good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat structure, entrepreneurial culture, growing fast

    Cons

    Not a BB Bank so expect less deal flow, more US focused


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  5. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time

    Pros

    Good camraderie with peers for the most part

    Cons

    Problems with upper management at times


  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 & Company full-time

    Pros

    Decent work atmosphere. Great people

    Cons

    not enough freedom to employees


  7. "Summer Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company as an intern

    Pros

    Very friendly and down to earth people

    Cons

    Heavy on the technical side

    Advice to Management

    Understand the academic background of the student


  8. "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 & Company full-time

    Pros

    friendly work environment. flexible

    Cons

    bonuses are not great .


  9. "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 & Company 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


  10. "Jefferies Review"

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    • 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 & Company (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.


  11. "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 & Company 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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