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Piper Jaffray Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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Piper Jaffray Chairman and CEO Andrew S. Duff
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Generally good work life balance for finance (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule, nice people, meaningful projects (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of client engagement and accountability on part of senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • Substantially lower pay compared to street - even compared to middle market (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very good culture and access to deals and sr bankers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, KS
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, KS

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    Great company. Will weather the storm better than other mid market banks. As an analyst, you generally work directly with the senior bankers on the team. In general the teamwork is better than exists with my friends at bulge bracket banks. Some very strong sector bankers. This is much more stable environment than i'm hearing from my friends at other banks in town.

    Cons

    Not on the high end of comp compared with bulge firms. Sometimes difficult to know where you stand, but my banker has been helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seem to make decisions on staffing which is short sighted. Everyone sees the need to bring in more senior talent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Plan on moving to Minnapolis.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    Great fellow employees and family oriented company structure. In a high pressure industry, Piper Jaffray is a bit less stressful than other banks.

    Cons

    Minneapolis centric. You are 'out of the loop' if you are not in Minnie. Pay scale seemed less than industry particularly in NYC and San Francisco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet with employees outside of Minnie. Clearly communicate expectations.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mid-west meets Wall Street

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    Folksy Mid-west culture mixed with Wall Street go-getter mentality.

    Cons

    No negative comment. Nice place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not qualified to give senior management advice. Thank you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    Small company, it is easy to get to know and be known. So it is more obvious what one does and there is a lot less politics than in larger firms.

    Cons

    Working for a smaller player it can be harder initially to get accepted by clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Dynamic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, ability to be a self-starter and lead

    Cons

    under resourced, unclear leadership and fragmented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people over long term

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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