Oppenheimer Holdings Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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3.1
48%
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45%
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Oppenheimer Holdings Chairman and CEO Albert G. Lowenthal
Albert G. Lowenthal
100 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance is very good so long as you are getting your job done(in 24 reviews)

  • "A lot of great people work here, it’s a very nice work environment(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Terrible bonuses and almost no raises(in 10 reviews)

  • "Long hours, long commute, no training(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, outgoing, helpful, smart, respectful

    Cons

    Long hours, long commute, no training

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't come here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice non-managerial employees. Some people really do care about your well-being but you have to seek those people out and cling to them.

    Cons

    1. Pay is very low 2. They might not pay out your vacation days when you leave. 3. Company is lazy, but if you don't dangle any carrots, it makes sense. 4. Not very diverse workforce. 5. Management is pretty incompetent

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "No upward mobility or raises"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, gain good experience

    Cons

    Lying managers, no upward mobility, no raises or bonuses, low salaries, awful communication, no incentive to work, no care for the safety of their employees

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  4. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid all-around company, they have turned it around. Very flat structure with the opportunity to move up as they firm focuses on promoting from within. Nice work-life balance as well.

    Cons

    Compensation is below the Street average.

  5. "Not Greaaaat"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady Paycheck Rarely work late Nice location

    Cons

    I feel that I was mislead about the job in order to get me in the door

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  6. "Great Team Great Experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Advisor 

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming employees. Good syndicate offerings.

    Cons

    Technology is not the greatest.

  7. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Intern 

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings part-time

    Pros

    Supportive and great place to learn

    Cons

    There are limited opportunities for advancement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Okay Lifestyle and Pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    For investment banking the hours are manageable (60-70 hours/week usually) and the pay is fair

    Cons

    Pay is fair but below market versus bulge brackets. No critical mass of employees within groups/teams -- there are lots of coverage and product groups with just an MD and an analyst. Extremely poor management

  9. "Great culture, poor benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The banking culture here is overall very pleasant. Senior execs want to help you grow and succeed. Smaller culture compared to larger banks allows for exposure to the many facets of the firm.

    Cons

    Hardly any women and very poor benefits (6 weeks maternity leave compared to other firms that offer 4-6 months). Not a ton of flexibility in terms of working remotely and the vacation policy is a slap in the face (only 5 days after 6 months work so I had to get docked in pay just so I could go home for the holidays).

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  10. "Good Employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Oppenheimer Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team culture, responsibility given to analysts

    Cons

    Compensation weighted towards bonus vs. base salary

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