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3.8 of 5 stars (107 Ratings)

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Displaying 1-10 of 107 Employee Reviews

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Nice expereince

4.0 of 5 stars

December 2018 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Fast paced environment with a lot of really smart people who are willing to work hard

Downers

Some of the bankers can be standoffish and don't respect administrative staff like they should

Advice to Candidates

If you are willing to put in the work, this can be a very valuable experience

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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.

Advice to Candidates

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

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

Advice to Candidates

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

Advice to Candidates

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

Advice to Candidates

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

Advice to Candidates

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)

Advice to Candidates

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

Advice to Candidates

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

Advice to Candidates

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

Midlevel in Corporate Finance

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

My bos

Downers

Clients

Advice to Candidates

Old school investment bank

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