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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  • long hours, high-stress work environment (in 25 reviews)

  • too big that you are not noticable to senior management (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "package handler"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Worker in Lauderhill, FL
    Current Employee - Construction Worker in Lauderhill, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work fast and smart

    Cons

    Can't stay still for to long

    Advice to Management

    Keep me moving motivate me to go further


  2. "Contractor"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work life balance at company

    Cons

    Bankrupt so no future prospect

  3. "Lehman Estate Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Banking Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Banking Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work life balance

    Cons

    Unsure of how long Estate will exist


  4. "business unit controller"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Controller in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Controller in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    dynamic challenging work room for advancement

    Cons

    long hours required, can be stessful at times

    Advice to Management

    keep the company solvent


  5. "Short Tile"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits, almost too good to be true.

    Cons

    Company seems to take on a lot of market risk.


  6. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours, professional atmosphere, great people

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity, failing business


  7. "Investment Banking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great firm. It's a shame it went bankrupt.

    Cons

    No major cons at all.

  8. "I work for Lehman Bros."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Aviation in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Aviation in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money, Location, Culture, People, great team

    Cons

    Bankruptcy, Long hours, management too aggressive with risk, greed, and cut-throat policies

    Advice to Management

    too late for that


  9. "Built derivatives trades reconciliation/valuation models"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company with lots of smart people

    Cons

    too big that you are not noticable to senior management


  10. "Lehman has been an amazing place to build a career in finance. Amazing colleagues, cutting edge work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, cutting edge work, still some remnants of the collegial feel that one characterized investment banking.

    Cons

    The bank faces a bleak future.


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