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Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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Oppenheimer Holdings Chairman and CEO Albert G. Lowenthal
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  • Poor Pay and technology with no room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • No raises EVER for salaried employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Registered Client Service Associate"

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    Current Employee - Registered Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Registered Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with great people. Great boss abs great co-workers.

    Cons

    I work at a small branch and production is slowing down.


  2. "Brokers assistant"

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    Former Employee - Associate Broker in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Broker in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional work environment for the most part

    Cons

    Training was lacking and you really only could learn from the broker you worked with.

  3. "Overall, good place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    O CO is a refreshingly sized company in a world dominated by the humongous bank-owned broker dealers.

    Cons

    It does not have the same portfolio of customized financial investment products offered by the giants to their high-end clients

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the small-enough-to-care feeling


  4. "Investment Bank"

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

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can work largely independently, the research department has some very good analysts and are high quality people

    Cons

    CEO and his son own the majority of shares outstanding, under that ownership structure he is surrounded by "yes" men who want to keep their jobs instead of solid strategy and advice. The dividend should be cut and reinvested into the antiquated technology but the CEO and his family need to paid their dividend. Head Equity capital markets and head of sales both have no strategy and are in way over their heads. lack vision and strategy

    Advice to Management

    cut the dividend & reinvest in your business
    sweeping management changes in your ECM division - the high employee turnover should be your red flag


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some very dedicated and talented people who try everyday to do a good job.

    Cons

    Unappreciative senior management who don't give the employees either the recognition or tools to perform at a superior level.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the nepotism and favoritism in the ranks. Upgrade your salary structure. Show some loyalty to the people who keep the place running every day and try to promote from within.


  6. "Good, but could be better!"

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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

    Flexible hours; great family environment.

    Cons

    Technology is outdated; no raises ever; sick days are limited to 5 per year; very little communication.

    Advice to Management

    Give more raises; add more vacation days to long term employees; communication could be significantly improved.


  7. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings part-time

    Pros

    The best thing that I worked at OPCO is that I did enjoy incoming/outgoing correspondence to file in the ABC order book.

    Cons

    The least thing that I worked at OPCO is that I didn't enjoy sorting account number filing.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure.

  8. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Oppenheimer is a fun, flat organization with great analyst culture and compelling opportunities to learn many skills that are applicable across multiple disciplines

    Cons

    There is no HR structure, lots of favoritism based on location and industry, constant layoffs and inability to pivot focus in changing IB landsacpe

    Advice to Management

    Invest in HR and mentoring, lots of strong analysts are in and out, all the time invested in educating them is lost


  9. "I love my job at opco"

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

    Pros

    hours, family atmosphere, great tech support, branch manager is very knowledgeable

    Cons

    salary is terrible for support staff and they give zero raises....zero. doesn't matter how long you are there, you are not getting a raise

    Advice to Management

    pay your staff what they are worth and give them raises


  10. "Positive career start"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to start a career to gain experience. Interesting work and your colleagues are mostly friendly people.

    Cons

    No upward mobility,Pay is below industry standards across the boa

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to discover and foster talent in the younger rank


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