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  1. "Great Place to Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    A lot of the more senior guys are incredibly intelligent and willing to teach you. If you screw up, they're show you where you went wrong and help you rather than yell at you.

    Cons

    It was an unpaid internship, but there's not much you can do about that.
    There's really no way for an intern to be hired full-time.


  2. "Typical AM Experience, w/ typical small-size pros/cons"

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    Former Intern - Advisory Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Advisory Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Safra Asset Management as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small, collegiate, and highly intelligent team overall.
    Once you earn your keep, you can perform quite high-level activities (due-dil visits, macro research etc.)
    AM business means relatively predictable (and good) hours.
    Staff is VERY open to teach you all they know - all you have to do is ask and be nice.

    Cons

    It is a relatively unstructured operation (and I specifically mean the operations part of the business). Roll up your sleeves and prepare to dive into factsheets.
    This is not an office for the coy - you'll have a terrible time if you don't speak up and ask if you can perform higher-level assignments. Hitting that "sweet spot" where you begin to move on up may happen too late if you're an intern/temp.
    A lot of face time and client-driven nitpicking - it's AM after all.

    Advice to Management

    Some people refrain from asking for non-grunt work not because they don't want to do it, but because they don't want to intrude or overstep. Letting interns know that they can/should ask for more and being receptive about it would work wonders for both sides.

  3. "Small banks tend to be extremely bureaucratic, which is the case at SAM."

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Safra Asset Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's free coffee and being that this isn't a big bank it is somewhat flexible.

    Cons

    Little growth opportunities. Type of place is better used as a stepping stone. Also, if your relative is a client of the bank your are treated like God. Also, IT might have down syndrome.

    Advice to Management

    Tell J. Safra to buy you some new computers and Bloomberg.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Safra Asset Management as an intern

    Pros

    It`s a good company to build a career, on the long run you can earn fairly

    Cons

    Low income in the beginning

    Advice to Management

    A better income in the beginning would keep more employees


  5. "Strong Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Safra Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    - Good money
    - Not more than 08 hours a day

    Cons

    - Bad environment
    - No investments on employees


  6. "Great company to learn more about the financial market"

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    Former Intern - Accountant Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Intern - Accountant Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Safra Asset Management as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great autonomy to develop your skills and perfect place to learn more about the financial market considering that they give you important tasks to do creating this sense of importantness.

    Cons

    Hostile environment with low chances of getting promotions, and that doesn't help to develop a meritocracy environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving more work to your young talents, so they won't leave at any chance of getting promotions in other companies.