There are newer employer reviews for AQR Capital Management
There are newer employer reviews for AQR Capital Management

See Most Recent

Great place

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

I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

0 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  1. Focus on employees is increasing

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

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    While the firm had not had to think about more transparency on careers given it's size, that has changed. There is new effort in learning and development, continuous focus on feedback to employees and more openness to mobility and having employees try new roles.

    VERY accessible senior leaders, who don't want to be told "how great things are" rather "what can be done better."

    Incredible culture where almost everyone truly likes working together and being part of what AQR is.

    Cons

    Space -- the firm's growth has caused real strain.-- management and facilities planning need to look ahead and plan more strategically very reactive currently.

    Compensation is decent, not a differentiator and given the view of the best intellects in the industry can sometimes feel a little disconnected, but fair overall.

    Innovation is part of the culture, but can be pushed further.

    Advice to Management

    SLOW DOWN HIRING and let the firm absorb people.

    Great improvements in managing people and creating a better culture for them through outings, learning, and overall involvement with leaders.


  2. Amazing growth, but high people turnover and old systems

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

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has seen very impressive growth that seems to keep going. I think good business prospects going forward.
    Smart, dedicated people working here.

    Cons

    Very high personnel turnover in key teams like Trading, Macro or PM. It seems it's mostly politics and low comp rather than performance.
    Comp is comparable to a typical mutual fund, but low given the type of talent that works here and the reputation of the firm.
    Our systems are pretty old and clunky. They're always breaking and you can waste hours trying to do something simple. Massive effort to improve infrastructure is under way, but lacks focus.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and in infrastructure


There are newer employer reviews for AQR Capital Management
There are newer employer reviews for AQR Capital Management

See Most Recent

Work at AQR Capital Management? Share Your Experiences

AQR Capital Management

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.