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Piper Jaffray is a sleepy Midwest securities firm that is run by a small clique in Minneapolis

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Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

I have been working at Piper Jaffray full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great 401K match, generally nice people

Cons

Firm-wide compensation has declined meaningfully in recent years; Management is concentrated in Minneapolis and is out of touch with what is happening in New York; nepotism is rampant and promotions/layoffs are strongly biased towards the good Minnesota folk.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    The management team are accessible.

    Cons

    clique-ish, not comfortable working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Frustrating

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Remarkably enduring brand
    Strong senior bankers dedicated to delivering for clients
    Good cultural feel in individual industry groups

    Cons

    Persistently and demonstrably poor and inexperienced leadership, with a bewildering sense of entitlement
    Lack of client engagement and accountability on part of senior management
    Absence of vision and passion to win at helm
    Very siloed structure with disincentives to cross industry teams and work as one firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have vision and exert leadership rather than reciting corporate platitudes as strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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