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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated 13 February 2015
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  1. Good - but no long term longetivity due to it being a company in administration

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    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance and financial packet

    Cons

    I cannot present any cons to this company given that the company is winding down

    Advice to Management

    None to share

  2. a good experience and pay as an analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    international, professional, people-focused, flexible, hard-working

    Cons

    Unfortunately it got bankrupt but many people were able to move to different companies

  3. Good while it lasted!

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    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Positive work environment
     - Supportive colleagues

    Cons

    - now synonymous with banking failure

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    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Lehman Brothers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lehman brothers provided an interesting and challenging work environment, with great co-workers and a good training schedule. They had a fantastic Christmas party. Good compensation compared to other research jobs in London, comparable to other American investment banks. Opportunities to gain expertise in many different research databases, and lots of support for professional development and training. Wide range of subject expertise developed, and opportunities to provide training and some travel.

    Cons

    Long hours compared to other research jobs, and the stressed & angry bankers swear at you from time to time. However, co-workers and immediate supervisors are very helpful and supportive.

    Advice to Management

    too bad the co. went under.

  6. Lb review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lehman Brothers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, quick paced, amiable atmosphere

    Cons

    Not there any more. Sadly it is bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    To take risk management more seriously

  7. Knowledge I learned!

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    Former Employee - Vice President F
    Former Employee - Vice President F

    I worked at Lehman Brothers (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The knowledge I learned at Lehman Brothers was outstanding. One was thrown into so many difficult situations it was, it was hard not to learn. That base has helped me in many difficult business challenges I have faced over the years, while at Lehman and post Lehman.

    Cons

    Senior management was sometimes ignorant and really didn't see the forest through the tree at times, which ultimately lead to poor decision making and holding positions that should have been long gone.

    Advice to Management

    At this stage this would be an exercise in futility.

  8. Great company but got swept up in the financial crisis tsunami.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A Competitive, high functioning place with many opportunities to excel.

    Cons

    Requires a commitment to long hours and weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    An even greater focus on dedicated service to clients.

  9. Business Analyist

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company with many insides and different takes on forward looking technologies. They were always up to date for the most part, that is, until the crash.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it's not a functioning place to be. Nepotism and trading at it's finest. Don't expect to last long unless you're willing to get your cuffs inked.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so inclusive.

  10. Short Tile

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits, almost too good to be true.

    Cons

    Company seems to take on a lot of market risk.

  11. Finance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Hours, professional atmosphere, great people

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity, failing business

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