The Vault Review

Uppers

  • “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”

Downers

  • “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”

Survey Says

Vault Verdict: A top 15 investment bank when it comes to prestige, Jefferies has been growing in size and reputation in recent years. The firm has hired many well-respected senior bankers away from other firms, and continues to hire top-notch junior bankers. As for...

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