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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. "legal"

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

    Pros

    was ok place to work

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind here

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advise here. company is closed


  2. "Director"

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    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

  3. "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


  4. "Lehman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good env, good dc, good comm, good team, good work

    Cons

    micro management on trading floor

    Advice to Management

    no micro management, keep good environmnet


  5. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with smart, driven people

    Cons

    long hours, high-stress work environment

    Advice to Management

    listen employees more


  6. "Available for position"

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    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


  7. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Great benefits. Unlimited sick time. Three weeks vacation. Nice Office.

    Cons

    Unstable, favoritism, backstabbing, negative employees.

    Advice to Management

    Communication was missing.

  8. "lehman"

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

    Pros

    very young firm when compared to other Ibanks

    Cons

    financial management needs to be tighter


  9. "Great place to work"

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    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


  10. "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.


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