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

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    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.


  2. "IT Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Very smart helpful people. I was lucky to meet some outstanding people of the industry

    Cons

    nothing bad really to say anything

    Advice to Management

    No advise

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

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    • 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


  4. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place great place great place

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    not necessary


  5. "nice"

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, good pay for intern

    Cons

    company is bankrupt, no opportunity to grow


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Banking Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Banking Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful environment for work at Lehman.

    Cons

    No downsides at Lehman Brothers

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Interesting summer"

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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

  8. "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.


  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. "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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