Lehman Brothers Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated 15 May 2018
257 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Jr.
Richard Fuld Jr.
47 Ratings

257 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "None I can think of, apart from long hours" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Company not well managed by senior management" (in 16 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "The best place ever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Young workforce created a vibrant atmosphere
    Entrepreneurial
    Positive attitude everywhere

    Cons

    Didn't get paid a big bonus in 2008

    Advice to Management

    Save the bank


  2. "Career with Investment banking"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, loads of opportunties to progress within.

    Cons

    Early starts, public transport to work not always reliable.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility with working hours/ conditions.

  3. "Great people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people location, food, tech

    Cons

    Complex work and not enough resource

    Advice to Management

    Keep going...


  4. "avp"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    great in its day, a sad end

    Cons

    very challenging, great people, deserved better

    Advice to Management

    don't bankrupt the company in future


  5. "High Learning Levels"

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

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Learned about the asset recovery process across the full spectrum of capital markets, which is a transportable skill to other similar situations

    Cons

    Not a conventional career path since the purpose of the role is to manage the liquidation of distressed assets within an organisation in bankruptcy


  6. "Post Bankruptcy"

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

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and develop new skills

    Cons

    Was never going to last due to the unwinding of the company


  7. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Wages
    Team spirit
    Exposure
    Bonus

    Cons

    Favourites
    Unfair pay allocation
    Unfair promotion

    Advice to Management

    Scrap the six of clock mandatory finish

  8. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Lehman Brothers (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clever people, good graduate programme, good networking, useful experience before bankruptcy

    Cons

    Long hours, US driven culture, hierachical for the sake of it

    Advice to Management

    Shouldnt have been so greedy


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company , pity what happened"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company ever, should have sold

    Cons

    Company values lost to the world


  10. "Asset management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some good people, work environment

    Cons

    Performance reviews aren't done at the right level


Showing 257 of 272 reviews
Reset Filters