Top Banking Companies / Vault Banking 50 / Jefferies & Company, Inc.
The firm culture is unprecedented. There is a teaching culture at Jefferies that is very unique.
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Jefferies has excellent momentum and is an innovative and exciting place to work. Junior people are given a lot of responsibility due to the small size of our deal teams.
Truly egalitarian work atmosphere.
For an IB career Jefferies is one of the few banks moving in the right direction.
Great deal of exposure to live transactions and ability to take an active role on those transactions.
Old school investment bank
The people, work life balance, business outlook
None other than the standard pitfalls of banking (long hours, compensation can dip in lean years)
In my belief, there is no better place to begin a career in Investment Banking than Jefferies. It is a unique combination of an agile, growing business; incredible opportunity and responsibility from day one; excellent leadership; opportunities for career development; and industry leadership
The culture and the mentors
On a day to day basis, my experience as an investment banking analyst is significantly better than my friends at other banks. It's very important to pick the bank based on the people and the values that seem important to them. While the deals I work on may not be as large or as "prestigious", I'm able to learn just as much, take on increased responsibility with lean deal teams, and have senior mentors that want to make sure I'm satisfied with my experience.
The firm is investing in its future and primed for growth. The firm's leadership doesnt see a ceiling for its growth potetial
Jefferies is a great place to launch a career. There are extensive mentoring and development opportunities. Compensation and work life balance are above street (YMMV, obviously).