Cowen Group Reviews

22 Reviews
3.6
22 Reviews
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Cowen Group Chairman and CEO Peter A. Cohen
Peter A. Cohen
10 Ratings
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    Very strong Analysts and much improved platform

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

    I worked at Cowen Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Top notch analysts and much improved platform. Smart sales people and great working culture. DOR has strong vision. CEO is enthusiastic and on the front lines.

    Cons

    Pay was not on par with similar sized shops in Sales and Trading because of a need to return profit to shareholders. Management at risk of trying to make a mid tier, high quality firm into a jack of all trades mini bulge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building the culture of being exceptional. build on strengths, pay people better to build a stronger culture.

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Cowen Group Interviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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    Equity Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Interview Details

    Sent the company my resume and got a phone call a few days later to come in for an in-person interview at their NYC office. The interview was first with an MD and then with the MD's assistant. All behavioral questions - very conversational actually. Both guys were easy to talk to, which made for a good interview experience.

    Interview Questions
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.cowen.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Public (COWN)
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

The Cowen Group herds its clients' investments in the right direction. The firm, along with its subsidiaries, offers alternative investment management, research, investment banking, and sales and trading services. Its Ramius arm handles alternative investment management and has some $9 billion of assets under management. Another subsidiary, Cowen and Company, represents the firm's investment banking and brokerage practice, which mainly entails strategic advisory and corporate finance services for small to midsized companies. Cowen Group acquired LaBranche & Co. in 2011.

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