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Elena Bajic
2006

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Recommend to a friend

69%

Say this is a great place to work

58%

Proud to have on resume

62%

Most Helpful Positive Review

Current employee - Analyst

Very collaborative. Smaller deal teams allow for senior bankers to really mentor younger bankers and teach them.

Most Helpful Critical Review

Former employee - Vice President

You need to be extremely self-reliant above all else. If you're confident you can come in, plug your existing business/strategy into their platform and hit the ground running, there's a decent chance you'll be successful there. If you're looking for a place that has clearly defined methodology for its business practices and an overall environment of support, Jefferies is going to be a big disappointment. Remember, this was originally a boutique equities shop that was taken over and is still run by a junk bond trader. Be prepared to come in and carve out your own niche from Day 1.

Former employee - Vice President

Wish there is a more defined compensation range at each level of seniority versus the decision of the head of Corporate Finance.

Former employee - Vice President

Drexel Burnham influence and culture is still strong 25 years later.

Former employee - Vice President

The company culture is more laid back than Salomon Brothers, where I had worked before Jefferies. Investment Bankers like to have a good time. Not as much BS such as "face time" as at Salomon,

Current employee - Analyst

Needs more incentives for analysts to stay onboard and become associates.

Current employee - Analyst

At the younger level it is important to build connections and relationships with the older and more senior bankers so that you can find someone to look up to as a mentor. Because there is a high turnover rate, it is always best to find a mentor in the very senior bankers who don't move around as often.

Current employee - Analyst

Very collaborative. Smaller deal teams allow for senior bankers to really mentor younger bankers and teach them.

Employee - Vice President

Management structure change needed. Far too much control from areas that dont concern them. Lack of forward thinking to embrace new tech

employee - Vice President

You will get your hands dirty and do good work but they are slow to embrace new technologies (if at all)

Employee - Vice President

Culture is ok. Its progressive and things get done and also not stuck in the 80s so not old school

Current employee - Managing Director

Ethics are not present.

Current employee - Managing Director

If you are narcissistic and conniving and willing to abandon integrity, you will do well here.

Current employee - Managing Director

totally focused on revenue AT ANY Cost. Regulations be damned

Former employee - Vice President

More structure and follow through from management. They clearly have lofty goals in terms of growing the firm and talk a big game, but they need to follow through and show real commitment to the process, rather than do what's most expedient.

Former employee - Vice President

You need to be extremely self-reliant above all else. If you're confident you can come in, plug your existing business/strategy into their platform and hit the ground running, there's a decent chance you'll be successful there. If you're looking for a place that has clearly defined methodology for its business practices and an overall environment of support, Jefferies is going to be a big disappointment. Remember, this was originally a boutique equities shop that was taken over and is still run by a junk bond trader. Be prepared to come in and carve out your own niche from Day 1.

Former employee - Vice President

Again, they talk a big game about company "culture", but in the end it's more hit or miss. Due to their recent hiring practices, Jefferies is not the first place most mid to senior level people have worked, so they tend to bring various attributes from their previous firms. The result tends to be a bit of a mish-mash of other banks, meaning a little of CS, a little of Deutsche, a little of Morgan Stanley etc.

Former employee - Managing Director

Suggest a change in the culture

Former employee - Managing Director

Culture at Jefferies & Company is individualistic, short-termist

Former employee - Analyst

thy treat people poorly, are very cheap.no raises,poor bonus.

Former employee - Analyst

Not a good place to work.

Former employee - Analyst

Treated like you're a piece of furniture