The main issue of this case is whether Josie Esquivel should stay at Lehman Brothers or accept Morgan Stanley’s job offer.
There are three possible alternatives to solve this problem, which are (1) stay at Lehman Brothers; (2) accept Morgan Stanley’s offer; (3) Leave Lehman Brothers and find and another job but not to accept the offer of Morgan Stanley. Following are feasibility analysis of each alternative.
Stay at Lehman Brothers
• Esquivel can continue to build her franchise
• Lehman’s research department was ranked number one on the Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team
• Fred Fraenkel was in charge of Lehman’s research department, which means Esquivel can ...view middle of the document...
So I think she might choose to leave.
Accept Morgan Stanley’s offer
• Morgan Stanley was one of the top firms
• Morgan Stanley might bring Esquivel better career and financial opportunities
• Morgan Stanley might be able to take Esquivel’s franchise to new highs
• Morgan Stanley did not have an analyst covering textiles and apparel, a sector of high strategic importance for them
• At Morgan Stanley Esquivel can work to her strengths as being an analyst
• Morgan Stanley has strong culture and it focus on team research. Many individual personality cannot get absorbed into its culture
• Esquivel could never get the privileges at Morgan Stanley that she had received form Lehman
• Needed to develop relationship with colleagues to be successful
• It might take time to take Esquivel’s franchise to new highs
• Esquivel might cannot be entirely herself
The feasibility of this alternative is more possible. But First Esquivel needs to figure out whether she is able to work independently and use her creative talents. Morgan Stanley can give Esquivel more challenges and take her franchise to new highs once she fits in its culture. I think fitting in its culture doesn’t mean that she has to give up a part of herself. Morgan Stanley did not have and analysts covering textiles and apparel. I think this is an opportunity for her to create her own culture in Morgan Stanley. But it might take a long time to achieve.
Leave Lehman Brothers and find and another job
• Esquivel can have a better career and financial opportunity
• Esquivel might can keep building her franchise to a new high
• Esquivel might be able to work to her strengths as being an analyst
• Esquivel might be able to be entirely herself
• There might be a better offer than Morgan Stanley’s