The people definitely made the internship great. I was always offered help and guidance and was not treated like an intern but like a fellow analyst. The interns I worked with were very intelligent as well so they were quite helpful as well.
The hours was definitely a negative point but that comes with investment banking.
Advice to Potential Interns
Expect to work hard and be treated like a fellow analyst. On the other hand, the culture here is one that cultivates and supports employees. I would not think twice about accepting an offer to work at Lazard.
Advice to Management
The only issue I saw was the hours but that is difficult to manage with the nature of the job.