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Lazard Reviews

Updated February 20, 2019
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  • "deal flow; exposure; execution; exciting" (in 18 reviews)

  • "smart people and you learn a lot" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Best IB Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation; thriving collegial work environment;

    Cons

    Compensation could be more in line with other boutique firms


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intense but great"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting deal flow, great people to work with/ for, great learning experience
    Lean teams, good exposure as an analyst

    Cons

    Really depends on which team you end up with, some of them are more focused on marketing vs. execution
    Hours

    Advice to Management

    Less facetime, less grueling hours to increase retention at associate level, more team events, less politics but overall good experience

  3. "Good place to start for 2 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lazard (More than a year)

    Pros

    • Learn a lot and quickly.
    • Get a good start in finance.

    Cons

    • No work life balance.
    • People are pretty much bros.


  4. "Stepping Stone"

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    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lazard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    First class environment. Decent perks.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals and workload. No collaboration between units

    Advice to Management

    Unify businesses under corporate standards


  5. "graphics"

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    Former Employee - Graphics in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphics in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great pay, great atmosphere, good management

    Cons

    getting more strict with cars home and food allowances

    Advice to Management

    undo these things


  6. "Great culture"

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

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

    Pros

    great place, good comp and good tech

    Cons

    big workload but you get out what you put in


  7. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The hours and the pay were fair. They were accommodating of your schedule.

    Cons

    Hard to move up the corporate ladder.

  8. "each group has very different culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Decent work life balance and good culture among junior bankers

    Cons

    Needs to invest in employee retention


  9. "analytics"

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

    I worked at Lazard part-time

    Pros

    perfect working environment and great colleges

    Cons

    lots of work can be automated


  10. "Worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    This was a good experience

    Cons

    Aged culture; slow to move

    Advice to Management

    embrace evolution of the industry