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3.5 of 5 stars (127 Ratings)

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Good firm

4.0 of 5 stars

April 2018 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work on large deals
Great network and connections
Great training ground and place to learn
Highly intelligent and smart people to work with

Downers

Long hours
Lots of infrastructure to navigate
A little bit of politics but not as bad as larger places

Advice to Candidates

Your mileage may vary depending on the group and office you work for

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Outstanding people, client mindshare

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.9 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The quality of people

Downers

N/A

Opportunity to grow a career (and an office) with a high degree of autonomy working on client's biggest issues

4.3 of 5 stars

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions | Houston, TX | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Well respected firm with global reach and advisory focus. Complex projects done in small teams with interesting people

Downers

Lower level of structure doesn't work for some people

Advice to Candidates

If you want to have a high degree of responsibility in a collegial, team-oriented environment working on complex projects, Lazard is a great place.
We assume you're an adult and can manage your work and relationships with other colleagues.

Working with the brightest in the industry as their protegee

4.4 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Intelligent and insightful people

Downers

Work-life balance

Advice to Candidates

The best platform for people who want to pursue a long-term career in M&A.

Excellent experience working with interesting clients and great colleagues.

4.4 of 5 stars

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions | Los Angeles, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The quality of work and my colleagues

Downers

Time away from family

Advice to Candidates

Bankers at Lazard work on interesting and challenging projects. The senior bankers are more respectful than at other banks and the overall quality of the experience is about as good as it can be given the occupation.

The place to be if you want to advise household names on meaningful transactions.

4.3 of 5 stars

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions | San Francisco, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Working with some of the best bankers, with the best clients, on the most high profile deals.

Downers

Things are improving but senior management is sometimes out of touch with junior/mid-level bankers.

Unparalleled opportunity to work with industry leaders on important transactions

4.3 of 5 stars

Partner/Principal in Mergers & Acquisitions | San Francisco, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Clients and work; compensation; prestige

Downers

Unpredictability of advisory business

Advice to Candidates

If candidates like the advisory area, challenging deals, and international exposure, there is no better place to work than Lazard

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.5 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Interesting work, excellent on the job training, and extensive exposure to senior bankers.

Downers

Long hours

Great learning opportunities; exceptional paths for career development; very intelligent co-workers

4.4 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

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