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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated 11 January 2018
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  • None I can think of, apart from long hours (in 26 reviews)

  • too big that you are not noticable to senior management (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "High Learning Levels"

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    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


  2. "Post Bankruptcy"

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    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


  3. "Good"

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    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


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  5. "Analyst"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company , pity what happened"

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    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


  7. "Asset management"

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    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


  8. "IBD Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative, ambitious, a really exciting place to work in Europe

    Cons

    Not much, wish they were still around


  9. "Client Money & Reconciliations Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Good company to work for.

    Cons

    In administration so slowing letting staff go.


  10. "tough but learned lots"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    everything is possible; world is your oyster

    Cons

    tough colleagues and stressful environment


  11. "Gone soon after I joined!"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - surrounded by high achievers and top quality professionals
    - Great experience for someone starting career in finance

    Cons

    - Aggressive environment
    - Firm could not last long enough for me to spend more time!


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