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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated September 8, 2018
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  • "None I can think of, apart from long hours" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Company not well managed by senior management" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Part time employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lehman Brothers part-time

    Pros

    Very helpful environment, everyone is motivating and willing to learn more and deeper of what they do, at the same time whenever someone has question, the manager would always try best to make sure the person understand everything. Helpful and collaborative environment. people are all very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    they do not hire fulltime employee.


  2. "Ops"

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    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company filed for bankruptcy but repaid most creditors

    Cons

    It filed for bankruptcy

    Advice to Management

    Don’t go into bankruptcy if possible

  3. "Not good"

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None. At all. Nothing good to say.

    Cons

    No advancement. Work is limited.


  4. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Public Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President, Public Finance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This was the best place I ever worked!

    Cons

    It went out of business

    Advice to Management

    Stay alive


  5. "Claims Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Undefined Space
    Work with numerous group

    Cons

    Wind down environment
    No career path


  6. "Good Company to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work but went downhill

    Cons

    Top management seem to be bad and that crashed the company


  7. "Vice President"

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

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Very good investment bank to work for

    Cons

    really nothing to pick here

  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Family-friendly environment and great co-workers

    Cons

    No future and no 401k match


  9. "got od"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay isgreat and potential to
    learn from senior management
    everyone wants to learn about everything
    information at your fingertips
    advice is to work your butt off

    Cons

    ling hours. commute is far due to office being downtown. price of living is too much
    wirk lffe balance is difficult


  10. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Great training program that enables you to hit the ground running. Significant development opportunities that prepare you well for the next step in your career.

    Cons

    Hours are long but that's what is expected in the role. Culture really depends on the team and individuals you work with but did have positive experiences amongst the negative ones.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It seems to have worked out very very well.


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