Lehman Brothers Reviews | Glassdoor

Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
90 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Jr.
Richard Fuld Jr.
8 Ratings

90 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • Due to over commitment of projects there were long hours spent at work (in 24 reviews)

  • They levered up on real estate and went bankrupt (in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Asset Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, good environment, good perks and bonus

    Cons

    Inappropriate process for performance review


  2. "Available for position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Labor Work in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Labor Work in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Once I learn how to do something I take advantage of the opportunity giving to me

    Cons

    I'm best working around a positive environment

    Advice to Management

    To take responsibility for a higher better an further my career


  3. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Lehman Brothers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with amazing smart people

    Cons

    no cons to share - great place


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "business unit controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. "Credit Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Systemically well-run, good management, good people, and adequate compensation.

    Cons

    Long working hours, but manageable.


  7. "Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    IT was located in the heart of manhattahan. The employees had good pay and good 401(k) . People were engaging & involved

    Cons

    Due to over commitment of projects there were long hours spent at work. Too much work and too little people.


  8. "Lb review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, quick paced, amiable atmosphere

    Cons

    Not there any more. Sadly it is bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    To take risk management more seriously


  9. "Knowledge I learned!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President F
    Former Employee - Vice President F
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The knowledge I learned at Lehman Brothers was outstanding. One was thrown into so many difficult situations it was, it was hard not to learn. That base has helped me in many difficult business challenges I have faced over the years, while at Lehman and post Lehman.

    Cons

    Senior management was sometimes ignorant and really didn't see the forest through the tree at times, which ultimately lead to poor decision making and holding positions that should have been long gone.

    Advice to Management

    At this stage this would be an exercise in futility.


  10. "Great company but got swept up in the financial crisis tsunami."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Competitive, high functioning place with many opportunities to excel.

    Cons

    Requires a commitment to long hours and weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    An even greater focus on dedicated service to clients.


  11. "Short Tile"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.



Showing 90 of 247 reviews
Reset Filters