Cowen Group
3.5 of 5 19 reviews
www.cowen.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Cowen Group Chairman and CEO Peter A. Cohen

Peter A. Cohen

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Better than most investment banks

    Investment Banking Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsComp, hours, signing, relo, food

    ConsGenerally a thankless job, absurd requests at ungodly hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore 360 reviews, various reprehensible management styles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Portfolio Management (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots of exposure and opportunities to learn, excellent team, and entrepreneurial spirit.

    ConsSalary was significantly lower than the street

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay the underlings well and your firm will continue to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    COmpany struggling in a tough industry

    Equity Research Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsSales and the firm generally values research (the organization I was in). Some great long-time employees who are an inspiration and help keep the place going.

    ConsA firm that is quasi dysfunctional in an industry that is very difficult. For example, they are employing "bulge bracket" techniques such as blasting client with outbound calls when they should be more focused. There is lots of turnover and lots of hiring of "fallen stars" from bigger firms, that many times don't work out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind your identity and exploit it to your advantage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Internship in Equity Sales

    Equity Sales (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat work/life balance, easy access to upper management in the Boston office.

    ConsVery bureaucratic process in order to get anything done, need to have a little more flexibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Prosmoney was good, paid market rate

    Conspeople at high levels were political

    Advice to Senior Managementknow your people better

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    Cowen: great people, capricious, haphazard management

    Sales (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat, smart people, pleasant work environment

    Consmanagement does not stick with strategies, gives too much free rein to i-banking, which is COO's pet division

    Advice to Senior Managementi-banking was favored over sales and trading even though i-banking was floundering at the time, while sales and trading were doing better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great boutique investment bank with great research

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCompetent colleagues, great camaraderie and learning experience

    ConsNot much at all. If it ain't broke...

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A mess of a place run by people for whom that game has passed by

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLaid back environment for trading floor,

    ConsNo direction or leadership. Approach to equity sales/trading is antiquated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    a traditional bank shop

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossolid and smart people, collegiate enviornment

    Conslack of innovations, pay sucks

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    Solid Company

    Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsSenior Management is very accessible
    The organization is flat
    Lots of opportunity for growth

    ConsWould like more resoures to get all the work done
    Look to improve the company's sales functions
    Improve and expand on research coverage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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