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Jane Street Managing Director Sandor Lehoczky
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    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Jane Street full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Decision making is extremely academic and meritocratic. It's about what you know, not who you know, though politics did creep up from time to time.
    * Extremely small company with heaps of awesome technology. You're guaranteed to learn a lot here.
    * Most of the work that I did was extremely unique and very interesting.
    * Jane Street goes to great lengths to ensure that its staff is at least familiar with OCaml and functional programming in general. I think this is a good thing.
    * Culture is extremely lax. Office hierarchy exists in name only; everyone, including their "executive management" is extremely warm and approachable. Casual clothes policy is great.
    * The compensation is fantastic and their benefits/perks package was pretty wild. There is ALWAYS food in the office, and their gym is excellent for most of the popular training programmes out there (sports training, cardio, bodybuilding, basic powerlifting, etc).

    Cons

    * Resourcing problems were pretty evident.
    * Interview process was, in my opinion, too selective for certain roles.
    * No true career paths for those looking to get into management, as it doesn't exist there in the same form as it exists in other places.
    * Vacation policy is surprisingly light given the rest of their benefits.
    * Leaving for lunch seemed to be universally frowned upon.
    * No opportunities to work from home given the nature and structure of the business.
    * Lots of unproductive conversations about the smartest/most clever way of doing things, which made many meetings run unnecessarily long and introduced many "side projects" that slowed work in other, more key areas down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep putting your people first; everything else will follow.

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    Junior Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied for a trader position off my college’s career site. They were prompt in replying. I received two phone interviews. The first was easy probability questions, but the second had more difficult questions. I did not get a final round interview. The younger guy I interviewed with was friendly but the older guy was really harsh/dismissive when I got something wrong.

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Website www.janestreet.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm with a unique focus on technology and collaborative problem solving.

With offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong, Jane Street is a trading firm that operates around the clock and around the globe, trading a wide range of financial products, including:
ETFs, Equities, Futures, Commodities, Options, Bonds, Currencies

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