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Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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Oppenheimer Holdings Chairman and CEO Albert G. Lowenthal
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is very good so long as you are getting your job done" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people, good environment, lots of mentorship" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor management, 1970's technology, All the good advisors have left the company, No reviews for staff so no raises, horrible pay, benefits are horrible" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Poor Management, Company not making money for years" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company just underpaid"

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

    Pros

    Loved working here, great People and great learning culture

    Cons

    The pay is very low


  2. "Good and bad"

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

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good people that work there normally everyone is fairly treated benefits are alright and you learn a lot about the industry without being in a incredibly strict environment.

    Cons

    No structure what so ever. Learning is all dependent on the person above you or learning on the fly.

    Advice to Management

    Create a training structure your advisors and other employees will appreciate it

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good investment banking training program

    Cons

    Comp is not really comparable to street


  4. "Interesting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was interesting at times

    Cons

    It could be boring though


  5. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    Pros

    great community of analysts and associates

    Cons

    culture as a whole was lacking


  6. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings part-time

    Pros

    People are nice & Office is beautiful

    Cons

    Management is stuck in old ways


  7. "CSA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to start off and get licensed

    Cons

    No real growth opportunity, raises and promotions are what everyone complains about yet nobody ever gets any.

    Advice to Management

    Create structure for advancement within the company

  8. "Colleagues/Leadership Great"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership within my division is great. I really liked all of my colleagues.

    Cons

    Dealing with the ancient tech they use is a nuisance. Compensation is maybe a little below normal as a mid-tier bank.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into technology.


  9. "Lackluster company, lackluster leadership"

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

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Convenient downtown location. Company is often confused with Oppenheimer Funds.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Company not making money for years. Long hours. Low moral. Do not give raises.

    Advice to Management

    Management change needed.


  10. "Great for learning and gaining experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    Pros

    9 to 5
    Small shop so you're able to be involved in many areas to gain experience.

    Cons

    No performance reviews
    No merit-based advancement

    Advice to Management

    Do performance reviews. Set goals for your staff.