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Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014

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3.2 98 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Jefferies & Company Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler

Richard B. Handler

(66 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Solid deal flow in San Francisco (in 5 reviews)

  • Excellent IT to work with, good HR profile, great people to work with (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Long hours and heavy responsibilities (in 6 reviews)

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    Has grown to become a man

    Investment Banker (Former Employee)

    ProsVery 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pleasant Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood interaction with people that you work with. Pleasant atmosphere to work at. Hours are flexible. Dress code is casual.

    ConsInternal mobility is rare. You are asked to do a job and that job may not change a lot.

    Advice to Senior Managementsell to a Canadian bank.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Summer Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsJefferies investment banking division is an up and comer in the industry. As an analyst, it's a great place to get solid experience.

    ConsWork life balance is slightly worse than at other major banks for similar compensation. Don't expect to stand up from your desk without forwarding your phone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement group activities to help boost culture, i.e. team retreats, etc...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great envirenment with self driven individuals and great leadership.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work culture and excellent benefits and programs for employees and their families. Opportunities to grow in house and vertical mobility.

    ConsFinancial Services Industry is going through a lot of stress with the excessive amount of regulations. Pressure to perform is high and turn around times are long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease entreprenaurship culture. Continue to increase focus on technology grow and simplification of processes. Try to foment cross sale between Investment banking and other areas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Investment Banking Associate 2

    Investment Banking Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsSmall, entrepreneurial environment that allows analysts and associates to take on a lot of responsibility relative to larger banks

    Conssmall deal sizes, limited lending capabilities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Experience for an intern

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGood environment, and helpful mentor

    ConsNo payment for part-time intern

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Vice President (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    Prosexcellent place to work. great people. results focused. great culture. Compensation is at market or above.

    Consfocused on profit generation so probably better come in here at more senior level - not super focused on training resources.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep on doing what you have been doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    VP-IT (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    Prosit is still a small company

    Consit is getting big company politics

    Advice to Senior Managementstart a track for advancement of techies who don't want to get into management

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Associate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall team, ability to make an impact

    ConsMore work than other banks

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more

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    Rigorous, but learned a great deal

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Smaller firm, work directly with MDs
    - High responsibility

    Cons- Long hours (60-100/week)
    - Stringent management and demanding teamwork

    Advice to Senior ManagementReviews on a more frequent basis

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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