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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  • Due to over commitment of projects there were long hours spent at work (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "The ending does not always define the journey"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, Talented & Professional Employees, Opportunities for Advancement, Competitive Compensation

    Cons

    There was obviously a lot going on that the majority of the organization was not aware of

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell your employees to buy stock when you're going under


  2. "Really enjoyable, relaxed environment, helpful co-workers - for the most part the office is stress free."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid hours and pay, helpful and approachable senior management

    Cons

    Company won't be in existence for the foreseeable future, not a lot of upward mobility within this workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going what you are doing.


  3. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great learning experience and steppingstone to the next opportunity. I would recommend working here especially if you are just starting your career.

    Cons

    Normal investment banking hours and culture so you have to be prepared for that. As long as you know what to expect, it is a good employment experience.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest improved communication up and down the leadership chain in general as my advice to management.


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  5. "Working for the Estate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Unique Situation so the learning opportunities are limitless
    - Few staff so lots of things to do as long as one takes initiative
    - Friendly, familial environment, management is very understanding of unique needs

    Cons

    - Not any job progression (since the estate is unwinding)
    - Communication is slow therefore work can be a little difficult to predict
    - No matching 401K contributions


  6. "Very happy to work at lehman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Contractor - Senior Database Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Senior Database Developer in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Lehman Brothers as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture, good office environment , employee welfare, women employees welfare , good career growth

    Cons

    Personally I have nothing much to say as cons for working at Lehman, everything seemed to be quite good for career and work environment


  7. "Great place for a summer job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, very good team.

    Cons

    Difficult time for the firm


  8. "WIsh I was still there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Securitized Products Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Securitized Products Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encouraged innovation throughout the organization. Empowered employees to make the firm better. team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Bankrupt, no longer in business

    Advice to Management

    Should have sold to KDB


  9. "Very sad Lehman is gone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great team-work culture. Great fixed-income research franchise, such as Lehman Indices and POINT.
    Ex-Lehman employees still gather on 9/15 every year to remember the good times.

    Cons

    No longer exists. Failed to get bailed out

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  10. "My brief stint at Lehman Brother"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I was in the Operations Analyst program for the full 2 years and it was a great program. We were given books and classes about various financial topics, there were always networking events, and there was a solid structure for moving into a management role after the program was finished.

    Cons

    Some of the program was disorganized, but that's it.


  11. "It was a great firm to work for"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management listened.
    Stuff got done.
    Bureaucracy was minimized.

    Cons

    They levered up on real estate and went bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bet the entire firm on the views of three people and keep it a secret from your employees.



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