AQR Capital Management

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Great place

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

I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time (more than an year)

Pros

nice and intelligent people
dynamic environment
opportunity to succeed for truly exceptional talent

Cons

a lot of pressure
very competitive people
no future growth if you are not a top performer

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    average all around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fosd Junior Software Analyst in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Fosd Junior Software Analyst in Greenwich, CT

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    successful firm
    well respected
    compensations pretty poor. not a real hedge fund. mostly long only

    Cons

    office culture bad
    training is really good for my entry level but then went away almost completely and i became total isolated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment, with some growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Associate in Greenwich, CT

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here are great - the office is very academic and collaborative and people are always willing to discuss anything with you. Also, you never get the feeling that the person above you doesn't deserve to be there - this is definitely the smartest group of people I've ever worked with. The company is growing rapidly (more than 2x employees, 3x AUM since I joined ~3 years ago), which creates interesting positions and opportunities - I was recently able to switch within front office to a more desirable (for me) role, which would not have necessarily been possible a few years ago. Fantastic benefits as well. Hours aren't too bad - I almost never have to work weekends, and stay late when I feel I need to in order to finish projects, not because of arbitrary deadlines.

    Cons

    With rapid growth comes growing pains - management has gotten larger and there are more layers of people providing input into decisions, which can slow down the research process. Also as AUM has grown so rapidly, the problems facing the firm (and that are highest priority) have changed significantly, so there is not as much of a focus on new "alpha" research as maybe 5, 10 years ago, though there is still a lot of this. Many of our current problems are interesting but of a slightly different flavor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AQR historically had a pretty flat structure, which realistically isn't feasible anymore. But we need to find the right balance of controls / management and flexibility. Also, keeping less tenured employees more aware of potential career paths would be useful for them, as it can be hard at first to understand your place and trajectory within the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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