Lazard Summer Analyst Program

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4.8 of 5 stars

Amazing exposure. Amazing senior level connections. And the smartest group of people I have ever met.
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being in an environment with such large exposure and responsibility. Also, the intern class was unexpectedly awesome.


Downers

There was very little I did not like.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would recommend prospective candidates be persistent and get to know anyone at the analyst level.


Advice to Management

The hours are long because the deal flow is amazing. Some people term Lazard as a sweatshop without noting the aforementioned point. At other firms you may work less, but there will not be the same level of exposure and learning. I would recommend to management to continue to focus on the third year analyst and direct associate promote programs as well as any other method of investing in their employees long term.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Learned a Lot
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Best aspects of the internship were getting live deal experience, hanging out with my coworkers, going to company events and getting to know the other interns


Downers

I least liked working extremely long hours


Advice to Potential Interns

Come to Lazard if you thoroughly enjoy financial evaluation and investment banking and are willing to work hard to get deals done.


Sample Interview Questions

Walk me through a DCF


Advice to Management

Need to better bridge the gap between different groups of employees (i.e. analyst to associate, analyst to MD)


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Intellectually stimulating, challenging work
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Given a ton of responsibility. Got to do a lot of really cool, live action deals.


Downers

Had to work a ton, but that was to be expected.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are willing to work the hours, then I would work here. You will not be doing the mundane work that often bogs down summer analysts. You will get a ton of responsibility and be expected to preform.


Advice to Management

Compensation- other top tier banks pay their summer analysts hourly and overtime. Something to think about for staying competitive.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Incredible internship
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The team was incredibly helpful and supportive; great clients


Downers

The internship was great; no significant con.


Advice to Potential Interns

Lazard offers great opportunities to work with top clients.


Sample Interview Questions

Study finance books and the specific industry you are interested in.


Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!


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4.6 of 5 stars

Best place start a career in M&A
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Money

Experience

People


Downers

Hours were tough


Advice to Potential Interns

Know your story.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars

Lazard - Exceptional People, an Exceptional Experience
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

ping pong table, the camaraderie of the analysts & associates, opportunities to take on additional responsibility if you prove yourself, actually getting to create models, analysts take an interest in the interns and cultivate a learning environment, the office is incredibly social and personable


Downers

Longer hours than the average banking internship, some tasks were remedial


Advice to Potential Interns

The entire office takes great interest in every intern and will help you out however they can if you work hard and prove yourself


Advice to Management

The hours could be somewhat reduced, but the hours are also what fostered such a strong relationship with the other analysts and interns


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Yes


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4.5 of 5 stars

The hours don't matter when you're learning so much
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

- The team you work with

- The experience you get from working on multi-billion transactions in a lean team


Downers

- IT's difficult to balance social and work life


Advice to Potential Interns

Get familiar with the Lazard culture


Sample Interview Questions

- How would you evaluate a private firm in an African country?

- Why Lazard?

- Tell me about the telecommunications industry?


Advice to Management

Improve work culture


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

Incredible introduction to the practical application of finance concepts and theories
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The mentorship


Downers

The unpredictability of the hours


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are looking for an experience that offers the potential to take on a large amount of responsibility, Lazard is the best bank to learn about a wide variety of transactions in a short period of time.


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4.4 of 5 stars

Overall great experience with lots of interesting, challenging work alongside talented and supportive employees
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great intitial training program, very helpful, supportive employees, lots of responsiblities, interesting and complex deal exposure across variety of industries


Downers

As in most banking internships, the one downside is the amount of hours. Most of the time they were managable but their were a few occasions where it was difficult managing time constraints on multiple projects, also there were a few occasions where as an intern I had to do less interesting work like performing turns on slide decks over and over again


Advice to Potential Interns

Even though the hours are definitley tough, you get a great experience and get to learn a lot about the industry


Sample Interview Questions

Basic banking questions pertaining to accounting, finance, and investment banking specifically


Advice to Management

We can follow some of the protocol other banks are putting in place as far as improving work life balance to avoid unecessary time spent working on the weekends. As more banks shift towards these policies it will become less attractive to want to go to our firm when you can work less hours and receive very similar compensation and experience.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Challenging projects with extremely competent individuals
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Quality of projects, people, location


Downers

Long hours (expected)


Advice to Potential Interns

Network and get to know the people


Would You Recommend

Yes


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