Jefferies & Company, Inc. at a Glance


  • “The culture: everyone is young and energetic and fun; they take their work seriously but not themselves”
  • “The deal flow and tremendous exposure to top M&A deals in the industry”
  • “High level of client interaction”


  • “Hours can be demanding”
  • “Still the underdog; working on firm reputation”
  • “The inefficiencies in certain processes; IT and infrastructure can be frustrating”

The Buzz

  • “Very impressive growth story; very solid in energy and healthcare”
  • “Expanded too fast, damaged its reputation and created a strained working environment”
  • “Great people and good franchise in select sectors—the little brother to the bulge”
  • “A tough, tough year, but may bounce back”

About Jefferies & Company, Inc.

New York-based Jefferies Group, Inc. (widely known as Jefferies) is an independent securities and investment banking firm that was founded more than 50 years ago. Today, it employs 3,600 people in over 30 cities worldwide. It operates through five main units: investment banking, sales and trading, research, asset management, and wealth management. Jefferies' investment banking services include M&A advisory, capital raising, debt, equity and equity-linked financing, recapitalization and restructuring solutions, fairness opinions, and corporate advisory services. Jefferies' sales and trading business offers trade execution and liquidity, and trades equity, convertible, high-yield, investment-grade fixed income, and commodity-linked financial products; the unit also provides wealth management, correspondent services, prime brokerage, securities finance, and floor brokerage services (at the NYSE). Jefferies' research and strategy group in equities and fixed income regularly picks up industry awards for its coverage. The firm's strategists and economists regularly provide economic commentary to clients and the media, and its analysts cover a wide range of industries. The firm's area of focus globally includes aerospace and defense, banks, business services, chemicals, clean technology, consumer, energy, gaming, general industrials, healthcare, maritime, media, mining and metals, real estate, retailing, specialty finance, technology, and telecommunications.

Jefferies & Company, Inc.

520 Madison Ave.
12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 284-2300


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: JEF
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • Chairman & CEO: Richard B. Handler
  • 2015 Employees: 3,600

Major Office Locations

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Stamford, CT
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Boston, MA
  • New York, NY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Tokyo, Japan
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