Jefferies & Company

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Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
123 Reviews
3.3
123 Reviews
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Jefferies & Company Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Jefferies investment banking division is an up and comer in the industry (in 8 reviews)

  • Great learning environment, solid deal flow, great exit opps, great people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is slightly worse than at other major banks for similar compensation (in 9 reviews)

  • the management of the company, long hours (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Equity Derivatives Trading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Derivatives Trader in London, England
    Former Employee - Equity Derivatives Trader in London, England

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small desk so, big exposure to new things. Decent autonomy and freedom of applying strategies. Exposure to large universe of underlying. Great middle office. Fast mgmt decisioning.

    Cons

    Fewer client flow respect to larger shops. Longer IT developing timing. Small balance sheet. Fewer products to trade and propose to clients. Sales were not free to do their job basically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear more derivatives experts and professionals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Best mid-market bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst, Investment Banking in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst, Investment Banking in London, England

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, culture, career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Not well known in the market, few exit options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Has grown to become a man

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banker
    Former Employee - Investment Banker

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very focussed on growth and becoming a big player. Has been able to obtain a reputation to hire very good and smart people which will look very solid on your resume.

    Cons

    Becoming a big bank, feels a bit like being a small cog in large machine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start an investment banking career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to senior bankers, solid deal flow and ability to interface with clients at a junior level

    Cons

    Hours and compensation are not the best, but still competitive with market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Smaller scale than the big banks with the pros and cons of being smaller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, good CEO, flexible management, less bureaucracy compared to the big banks

    Cons

    flows depend mostly on broking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Solid and Stable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Trader in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Trader in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good community and quality of life. Growth potential.

    Cons

    Tight lid on comp and tend to underpay once on board.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, advancement opportunities, learning, interesting

    Cons

    work life balance, intense management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Fun although recently disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, energized staff, respectable management team

    Cons

    It's a high-risk environment, leading to some volatility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow, risk management should be paramount

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, cool working environment

    Cons

    Annoying at times, some people are not worth arguing with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being jerks and walk a mile in our shoes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone's open to helping you out,

    Cons

    The travel if your placed out in Jersey City

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to the intergrate the operations division a bit more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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