Overall Company Rating
3.7 of 5 stars (108 Ratings)

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4 Stars (59)
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Displaying 1-10 of 108 Employee Reviews

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Great firm!

5.0 of 5 stars

April 2016 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

A very non-BigLaw culture, partner track, top assignments early....

Downers

There is less of an standard process as it's quite entreprenurial

Comments

IF you're looking to develop and grow your own business, this is a place to consider.

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3.0 of 5 stars

December 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

good people, client exposure, young, energetic, great deal flow in healthcare and energy.

Downers

hours can be demanding in some groups. prestige is very group dependent.

Comments

very important to get into one of the top groups. people are young and culture overall is new age IB.

Project Manager

2.0 of 5 stars

June 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

A good life balance seems to be possible for most employees
Location in the financial district and close to many subway stations

Downers

The leadership's priority is to increase stock prices and earnings, which is legitimate, but the employees haven't been much served over the past few years, which can be frustrating.

Comments

Make sure to enter the company with a good salary as it may not grow as fast as expected--at least that was the case in my team.

Steady as she goes

4.0 of 5 stars

December 2014 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Strong business people
Nice head office
Everyone knows your name

Downers

Not a pay for performance culture
Everyone knows your name
No respect for corporate roles as partners to the business
Little to no lateral mobility

Comments

HR process is not speedy, read legal hiring documents carefully, beware of clawback and notice period clause

Entry-level

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Group Culture

Comments

The firm culture is unprecedented. There is a teaching culture at Jefferies that is very unique.

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

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.

Entry-level in Sales & Trading

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Truly egalitarian work atmosphere.

Experienced

4.8 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people, work life balance, business outlook

Downers

None other than the standard pitfalls of banking (long hours, compensation can dip in lean years)

Comments

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

Entry-level in Corporate Finance

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Great deal of exposure to live transactions and ability to take an active role on those transactions.

Midlevel in Restructuring

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture

Downers

Hours

Comments

For an IB career Jefferies is one of the few banks moving in the right direction.

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