Lazard Reviews

Updated May 17, 2021

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3.9
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Lazard Chairman and CEO Kenneth M. Jacobs
Kenneth M. Jacobs
106 Ratings
Pros
  • "Deal flow, top clients to work with(in 23 reviews)

  • "impactful project, smart people, learning(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours which people use as a badge of pride(in 51 reviews)

  • "Diversity and work life balance(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Highly recommend joining Lazard

      Jan 6, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collegial environment with steep learning curve and opportunity to work with a deep bench of industry leaders

      Cons

      Long hours are common but every effort is made to avoid repetitive assignments and ensure that only meaningful work is requested.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great analyst program

      May 3, 2021 - IB Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      excellent deal experience, brand name, great exit opps

      Cons

      none but can be too traditional at times

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great stepping stone

      Feb 5, 2021 - Vice President Information Technology in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great senior leadership Great training and career growth opportunities Really nice people strong investments in cutting edge technology and cyber security Great brand name Good wlb if you want it Great benefits Pay is decent

      Cons

      Overly political at times at a detriment for no actual reason other than to just keep the overly political culture maintained Middle management is filled with some real characters that are trying to just coast by. Nice people but really really coasting and not contributing much . Could easily trim the fat there and reward engineers more. Lazard needs to treat technical engineers with the respect and compensation the market deems they deserve or they will continue to leave and cost the company more in the medium and long term

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      Lazard Response

      Lazard Human Resources

      We are pleased that you enjoyed your colleagues and the career growth opportunities at Lazard. We value your feedback about areas of investment and would like to hear more details. If you’re comfortable sharing and haven’t done so already, please reach out to your former HR representative.

    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      The best bank for M&A, Restructuring and Cap Mkts Advisory

      Mar 29, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unparalleled reputation and intellectual rigor of senior bankers. Ability to work closely with senior leaders. Fantastic learning environment.

      Cons

      Work hours can be long.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great team

      Apr 7, 2021 - Sovereign Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brand recognition, exposure to high-level clients

      Cons

      Too narrowed sovereign Advisory industry

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Culture & People

      Mar 15, 2021 - Invest in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and culture there

      Cons

      No cons to list here

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Experience

      Mar 14, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exposure to client and advisory work

      Cons

      Lack of work life balance

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      Lazard Response

      Lazard Human Resources

      We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your work-life balance, as this is a priority for us.

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to start a career

      Feb 21, 2021 - Full Time Analyst Position At Lazard in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good recognition, strong MDs, decent workflow

      Cons

      Lower pay than other boutiques, need to respect weekends

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      EA in Investment Banking

      Mar 31, 2021 - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance and flexibility is a plus

      Cons

      No career growth or advancement in this position

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      Lazard Response

      Lazard Human Resources

      We always appreciate hearing from current employees, so thank you for taking the time to share. We strive to build and maintain a culture of support across our organization, which includes providing our employees with career development opportunities. We encourage you to reach out to HR to discuss your professional advancement.

    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      Feb 19, 2021 - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great location, strong deal flow

      Cons

      hours / non-existent work life balance

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