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Overall - Great Place to Work

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Piper Jaffray

Pros

Salary, bonuses and benefits are the biggest plus at this location...though you must work hard to earn them. Work/life balance is good too. Overall, nice people to work with.

Cons

Workload is overwhelming. Large producers are able to treat others with little or no respect and behave poorly as long as they produce.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Check in with support staff from time to time.

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    Engaging and resourceful

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    Strong senior level bankers
    Leading middle market equity/M&A shop
    Strong training program
    Small teams
    Flat structure
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Limited exit opportunities
    Lots of pitchwork to win business
    Unsophisticated client-base
    Limited product offering
    Limited inter-office collaboration
    Limited resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop firm-wide culture and sense of togetherness
    Increase meal allowance and benefits for employees
    Take company private to avoid public company scrutiny and additional costs

    Approves of CEO
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    Comfortable Environment, Good Work,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    -Considers itself a family-oriented firm, which means senior execs leave much earlier
    -Competitive compensation at the junior levels
    -Work is typically well-balanced, and fairly meaningful
    -Smaller deal teams mean better exposure to transactions

    Cons

    -Considers itself a family-oriented firm, which means senior execs leave much earlier (guess who's left to do the work?)
    -Compensation tapers off compared to peers at more senior levels, which affects drive to bring high-quality deals to the firm
    -Some groups do much more interesting work than others; hours can vary greatly too
    -In spite of stated focus on ethical practices, petty politics very much present among upper management
    -Performance and contributions of branch offices is often overlooked
    -Corporate missions statements often feel insubstantial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to make it a point to focus on doing M&A work, you need to recognize that that business cycle is higher risk and should be commensurately rewarded. Also, please open your eyes and learn to see past Minneapolis every now and then.

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