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Great exposure and responsibility, fun people. Care about interns having a good experience, encourage bondinga and cooperation rather than competition.
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Long hours but interesting work

You work on interesting and impactful deals but the hours are really long. You have to be self-sufficient and only ask questions when you really need help. Mentorship is overall great, even after you leave the firm.
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Good brand, good to start a career, well recognized by future employers, but work life balance is an issue as well as internal visibility / recognition.
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Hard Work Good Experience

Worked a lot of hours but great learning experience and mentorship. Get great live deal reps and opportunity to step up. Can be stressful environment but also fun.
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it was wearing a bunch of different support hats

What is the best part of working at the company?having worked on many different projects What is the most stressful part about working at the company?all of the after hours global support that was needed What is the work environment and culture like at the company?get it done and meet all deadlines What is a typical day like for you at the company?Jump from project to project and attending several meetings per day
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Bon esprit mais très demanding

Bon esprit, entraide entre les personnes les plus jeunes et locaux agréables. Cependant, les horaires sont très longs et le cadre stressant, avec peu d'équilibre vie pro/perso
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Excellent workplace with great people

Really enjoyed working here with a great bunch of people during my placement. Hybrid working environment with excellent support and small teams so lot of responsibility given
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Highly collaborative and supportive peer group. Challenging work environment. Opportunity to take on meaningful responsibility. Direct access and involvement with senior business leaders.
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5 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?It was a terrific work environment - a great mix of "calm and crazy". The offices at 30 Rock are beautiful. Benefits are generous. I spent 19 great years there.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?High pressure real time work with the stock market. The most stressful part was often the most invigorating part. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?During my 19 years it was excellent. I was there 1996-2015 and I so very much enjoyed the people and management. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Start at full speed, both development and support - but also I'd be dealing with Compliance, Trading desks and vendors - in real time. No one was staring over your shoulder, as long as the work got done. I managed terrific people and I worked with them during the day. Some days were 9-5, other days were 24 cycles...
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A Great place to work and a highly productive work environment.

I enjoyed working with Lazard. The management ran a highly supportive team, and a tight operation. They require a strong work ethic, but maintained a friendly, supportive, professional work environment. I would work with the company again in a heartbeat. They are a five star operation.


The Christmas bonus was a nice benefit.


Could have been given a ten minute break here and there, due to job stress, but that is not a deal breaker.
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Can be a good place but only with a radical culture shift

It can be a great place to network with other professionals. Most of the new analysts are happy for 6-12 mos. and then they're all looking for a hedge fund or other similar firm to work at. They take their signing bonuses, whatever Apple devices the firm handed out, and run. Management runs the gamut from indifferent to abusive. Sometimes good executives can be found but it's very rare. There isn't a lot of tolerance for anyone who speaks or looks different from mainstream American society.
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24 August 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We work to cultivate an environment where all people and ideas are welcomed. We are committed to sustaining a respectful environment in which all employees—regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran or military status—can bring their authentic selves to work and maximize their individual potential, as well as our collective success. We continue to focus on increasing our diversity and assess diversity at all levels. We have more work to do, but we are committed to keep learning and improving as we implement more inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Bon environnement

Bien sauf si vous tombez sur un mauvais un duo..


Collègue qui a peur qu’on prenne sa place
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Great learning experience

Wonderful learning experience - intense but worth it! Very good for junior employees that want to work closely with senior bankers. Lean deal teams promote great responsibility for junior team members.
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Interesting work, learned a lot

Interesting work, I learned a lot on this job. Great Team, long hours, supportive colleagues, great internship program. I enjoyed my time here and was great!
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Best for Ivy Leaguers, Typical iBanking culture

Great if you are the stereotypical Princeton educated ibanker. Not as great if you don't belong to this group. People are nice but very passive-aggressive. Very corporate.
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Good work environment

Good bosses and a very good work environment. Very flexible schedule. Very good training. Supervisor used to be an operator so he knows what it is like being an operator.
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since my first year in Lazard, it has definitely improved. it didn't use to have career advancement talk nor improvement of skills by giving employees trainings of what they want. overtime is crazy. work is very stressful. always understaffed
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Good out of College first job

Pros Great benefits, bonuses, beautiful office, great downtown location, tons of work to accomplish Cons Analysts work tirelessly for 2 years, administrative staff high turn over, analyst who are successful are launched into a great career after doing their time at Lazard.
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Environnement de travail agréable et belle équipe.

Travaillé chez Lazard Frères Gestion a été pour moi une belle expérience. L'environnement de travail était excellent (horaires, conditions de travails, etc.).
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Good work environment

Good place to work. Manager used to be a operator so he is very understanding about working conditions. Very easy to change schedule. Good training.
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delivering mail in a timely manner

Every other day is different at the firm, helped clients physically and over the phone for all inquiries. We worked as a Team as our supervisor monitor us, great guy. The firm is a corporate finance environment great location in midtown New York. The hardest part of the job is short in staff., and is great when we have down time


free pizza every now then
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Based on 67 reviews

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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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