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Good place to work, pretty stable since it's a smaller company

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Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

I have been working at Piper Jaffray

Pros

Decent benefits, admins get to leave early once a month on a Friday

Cons

Vacation/PTO bank not that generous, medical/dental plan contributions rather expensive

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a huge fan

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    Former Employee - Trading Support  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Trading Support in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    Good money if you can become an market maker or coverage trader
    Probably the largest brokerage in the mpls st paul area

    Cons

    Huge turnover
    management incompetence
    investment banking runs this place
    lots of nepotism
    not much employee morale
    lay offs all of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to have more stability in employment there, layoffs happen all of the time, one time they literally had everybody at their desk and if you were called you were laid off. pretty much like a firing squad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place to start your career. More work hard, less play hard.

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray

    Pros

    Experience. Piper gives analysts lots of responsibility (ie additional work) which gives you a lot to speak to when it comes to interviewing elsewhere. This makes it sound not good, but really, analyst programs are built around analysts moving on to VC/PE so it does prepare you well for those opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited respect for your time, impossible to have a personal life, not necessarily as well regarded as bulge banks, but competes well in the middle-market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management doesn't do much to supervise the IB division. There's a disconnect from Senior mgt - senior bankers - junior resources. You should get more involved with the senior bankers to ensure that they're fostering the partnership environment you talk about. That message never flows down to junior resources in action, and I can assure you the junior resources have no interest in moving up the ladder in a firm like that. You'll constantly be looking outside for senior bankers which is why it's hard for you to actually develop "partners" that you want.

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