Lazard Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
Approve of CEO
Lazard Chairman and CEO Kenneth M. Jacobs
Kenneth M. Jacobs
83 Ratings
Pros
  • "Interesting deal flow, great people to work with/ for, great learning experience(in 21 reviews)

  • "Really smart people, small enough that you feel like an important part of the team/company, but large enough to have great deal flow(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learned a ton and paid well

    Cons

    Could use formal training program

    Lazard2020-02-10
  2. "OK"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lazard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great deals for large clients

    Cons

    Difficult culture and a stressful environment.

    Lazard2020-04-30
  3. "Great Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and good learning opportunity

    Cons

    Long hard hours and a lot of politics

    Lazard2020-04-06
  4. "Great Experience, Decent Work Life Balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Experience is second to none in terms of analysts responsibility Better pay Decent Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Company can be slow moving at times, lot of key dealmakers have left

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    Lazard2020-01-09
  5. "Good job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Good for analyst program. Decent exit opps

    Cons

    Career development not great for directors and beyond

    Lazard2020-01-03
  6. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Thoughtful leadership Great culture, collegiate atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours - could work on productivity/efficiency

    Lazard2019-11-10
  7. "great place to start a career in investment banking"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very sharp staff, investment in growth of junior employees, competitive pay

    Cons

    Hours, un-predictable weekend work sometimes driven by fake deadlines

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    Lazard2019-10-14
  8. "Do not work here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Lazard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Autonomy -- maybe? Provides a quasi-respectable brand name

    Cons

    Horrible culture, senior management is focused on just making their pockets deeper, with little respect for their constituents

    Lazard2019-10-13
  9. "Great place to work / grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lazard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior management exposure and biggest deals

    Cons

    Long hours, but they are manageable

    Lazard2019-09-11
  10. "Low morale"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 

    I have been working at Lazard full-time

    Pros

    Lean teams; work closely with seniors

    Cons

    Lack of direction for the office/group

    Lazard2019-09-18
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