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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  • 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)

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  1. "Analysis Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Analysis Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Analysis Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    smart people, friendly working environment

    Cons

    winding down and so not full of energy


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best people i ever worked with

    Cons

    Left to die by the Fed and Treasury


  3. "Was great while it lasted."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Great family orientated company. Never had an issue there.
    Decent comp/benefits, great co-workers.

    Cons

    The company was forced into bankruptcy and is in liquidation.


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  5. "Great internship place"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    gives you insight to the markets

    Cons

    takes all of your time

    Advice to Management

    too early for that


  6. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and treated fairly by bosses.

    Cons

    Firm was in winddown after the bankruptcy


  7. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Lehman Brothers (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Everyone is like a family there.

    Cons

    Status of the firm- Due to winding down/ liquidating/ bankruptcy


  8. "Great Firm"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Terrific place to learn. Autonomy and respensibility. Global experience with a strong team environment. A true meritocracy place to work.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides to working there are the limited earning potential, worthless stock and the bankruptcy filing. Chapter eleven

    Advice to Management

    Don't let private equity run the shop. And don't let private equity ruin the shop. Never let management lock themselves in an ivory tower.


  9. "package handler"

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    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


  10. "VP Federal Tax Group"

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    Current Employee - V P Global Tax Department in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - V P Global Tax Department in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Pre bankruptcy very hard and fast paced environment but also very enjoyable with a true family environment. Even post bankruptcy the company tries to do right by its people although some may disagree.

    Cons

    Only bad mark is that the company is winding down. Other than that none to mention.


  11. "Interesting summer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    top class of investment professional

    Cons

    unfortunately a great firm didn't survive



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