Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated 23 September 2014
Updated 23 September 2014
185 Reviews
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185 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and financial packet (in 14 reviews)

  • Ahead of other investment banks in promotion of women (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Bankruptcy, Long hours, management too aggressive with risk, greed, and cut-throat policies (in 18 reviews)

  • Towards the end there was morebegoninvolved by he senior management and that led to the rims downfall (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    WIsh I was still there.

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    Former Employee - Securitized Products Sales  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Securitized Products Sales in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Encouraged innovation throughout the organization. Empowered employees to make the firm better. team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Bankrupt, no longer in business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have sold to KDB

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good analyst program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    Good analyst program with a standard investment bank new york training to begin the career. good team of people

    Cons

    company bankrupted... that should explain everything. this part is less relevant

  3.  

    Very Hierarchical structure, CEO & COO weren't honest with employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    An environment where you could learn a lot

    Cons

    Political environment made it difficult for people to be honest

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  5.  

    Very sad Lehman is gone

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Great team-work culture. Great fixed-income research franchise, such as Lehman Indices and POINT.
    Ex-Lehman employees still gather on 9/15 every year to remember the good times.

    Cons

    No longer exists. Failed to get bailed out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lehman Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lehman Brothers as an intern

    Pros

    This company no longer exists.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, this company no longer exists.

  7.  

    Good while it lasted!

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Positive work environment
     - Supportive colleagues

    Cons

    - now synonymous with banking failure

  8.  

    Financial analyst at Leh

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice culture, great environment , friendly people

    Cons

    bankrupcy and so and so and so, but over all bankrupcy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a new company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lehamn review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lehman Brothers

    Pros

    great people to work for at Lehman

    Cons

    bad management system at Lehman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Was a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lehman had a challenging, albeit cut throat, dog-eat-dog environment. It had great expense reimbursement, held costs down while allowing you to travel like a king.

    Cons

    Well, it went down the tubes due to stupid real estate investments and pretty much took the whole US economy with it. So that's how Lehman will be remembered, instead of as the American Economic Engine that is was for 158 years...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now for advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    My brief stint at Lehman Brother

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Lehman Brothers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was in the Operations Analyst program for the full 2 years and it was a great program. We were given books and classes about various financial topics, there were always networking events, and there was a solid structure for moving into a management role after the program was finished.

    Cons

    Some of the program was disorganized, but that's it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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