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Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with in certain pockets of the firm (in 13 reviews)

  • Dynamic, aggressive company with an appetite to become a far bigger player in the investment banking world than they currently are (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance varies from tolerable to non-existent (in 17 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. "Good bank to work for, but still banking!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Year Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Second Year Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility
    Growing Platform
    Highly intelligent senior bankers to work for

    Cons

    extreme hours
    lack of visibility for when you can take time off, and then you feel guilty taking the time off as if you did something wrong


  2. "SVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people.

    Cons

    don't incentive for innovation and large bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    simplify processes and cultivate innovation.


  3. "Director Investment Banking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Growing Platform with full service investment Banking capabilities. Ability to chase deals independently. Some solid senior bankers. All Cash comp. Good training program.

    Cons

    Abrasive environment. Difference of treatment between sector groups. Quantity of deals rather than sizeable deals. Protectionism of certain groups/MDs. Low investment on Culture.


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  5. "No consequences (Tech job)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, you get exposed to a lot of different areas of technology, things move faster than a large company - less red tape. If you are good and can deal with the culture you can grow fast and high here.

    Cons

    There are little to no consequences to poor performance. People are there and have been there for a long time that drag the organization down. When people screw up big they just get moved elsewhere.


  6. "Jefferies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies & Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young culture and low-bureacracy compared to other investment banks

    Cons

    Culture and hours vary greatly from group to group


  7. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies & Company (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good training. Smart people.

    Cons

    Monotonous work, like every IB.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage your employees strengths.


  8. "..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Jefferies & Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance .

    Cons

    Poor management, lack Corp culture


  9. "Awesome place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Performance Man in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Performance Man in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    keep doing what you're doing this place is great to work and I completely encourage anyone and everyone to apply at this remarkable organization

    Cons

    no cons this place is great no 20 word minimum needed here yes no i dont know fulling the word count ya yes no to hi a and he she


  10. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant - Corporate Controller in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant - Corporate Controller in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional, colleagues and managers are very helpful.

    Cons

    Low salary. Long commute from where I live.


  11. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferies & Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, flat reporting structure

    Cons

    High turnover in certain areas


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