Jefferies & Company

www.jefferies.com
Profile Unclaimed

Jefferies & Company Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
45 Reviews
4.0
45 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Jefferies & Company Chairman and CEO, Jefferies Group and Jefferies & Company Richard B. Handler
Richard B. Handler
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Jefferies investment banking division is an up and comer in the industry (in 8 reviews)

  • Great learning environment, solid deal flow, great exit opps, great people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is slightly worse than at other major banks for similar compensation (in 9 reviews)

  • the management of the company, long hours (in 7 reviews)

More Highlights

45 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great learning experience in oil and gas and finance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Experience, deal flow, knowledge of senior staff, very smart colleagues, analyst relationships, compensation, opportunity to learn technical aspects of energy finance, exposure to senior level clients

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of work/life balance, aloofness of senior management, people are not supportive of junior people seeking other opportunities, company benefits not great, unplugged group leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to junior staff, follow firm's Saturday policy, more organized staffing policies, vacations should be honored, senior management could be more approachable, less internal politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked in IB, obviously long hours but a lot of responsibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smaller teams, so one got a large amount of responsibility. Went to meetings all of the time. Worked in the Tech group on M&A, debt and IPOs. Worked across the tech sector.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours - normal banking complaint. Associates / VPs did little - normal banking complaint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you call it a team, someone other than the Analyst should be doing actual excel / ppt work sometimes. Iterating 25x is not a necessity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Jefferies & Co.

    Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and well as very friendly staff

    Cons

    Tough to advance within the firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Smaller scale than the big banks with the pros and cons of being smaller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, good CEO, flexible management, less bureaucracy compared to the big banks

    Cons

    flows depend mostly on broking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good place to start an investment banking career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to senior bankers, solid deal flow and ability to interface with clients at a junior level

    Cons

    Hours and compensation are not the best, but still competitive with market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Solid and Stable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Trader in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Trader in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good community and quality of life. Growth potential.

    Cons

    Tight lid on comp and tend to underpay once on board.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Equity Derivatives Trading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Derivatives Trader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Equity Derivatives Trader in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small desk so, big exposure to new things. Decent autonomy and freedom of applying strategies. Exposure to large universe of underlying. Great middle office. Fast mgmt decisioning.

    Cons

    Fewer client flow respect to larger shops. Longer IT developing timing. Small balance sheet. Fewer products to trade and propose to clients. Sales were not free to do their job basically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear more derivatives experts and professionals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, advancement opportunities, learning, interesting

    Cons

    work life balance, intense management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Fun although recently disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, energized staff, respectable management team

    Cons

    It's a high-risk environment, leading to some volatility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow, risk management should be paramount

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Jefferies & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, cool working environment

    Cons

    Annoying at times, some people are not worth arguing with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being jerks and walk a mile in our shoes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Jefferies & Company? Share Your Experiences

Jefferies & Company

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.