The Vault Review


  • “Highly prestigious firm”
  • “Incredible deal flow—deal exposure is unrivaled”
  • “Fantastic exit opportunities”


  • “Hardest working shop on the Street—work/life balance can be tough”
  • “Competition among your peers”
  • “The people”

The Buzz

  • “One of the best on the Street”
  • “They used to be better”
  • “Strong team”
  • “Tough to work there; elitist culture; not good people”

Survey Says

Vault Verdict:  Ranked No. 5 in Vault's Prestige Rankings, Lazard is one of the most prestigious (and oldest) names in investment banking. As such, the firm only recruits top-tier candidates from top-tier schools. Ideally, candidates are highly...

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