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Comfortable Environment, Good Work,

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Piper Jaffray

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Helpful (3)

    Mismanaged firm with lack of vision or strategy amongst the leadership team other than following the bulge bracket firms

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Piper Jaffray

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stepping stone to other jobs within field.

    Cons

    Lack of communication is prevalent at all levels of this firm---from VP to MD to CEO---so the culture is still very much one of a boys' club.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees in an authentic manner and have a strategy other than following what larger, bulge brackets do to make money in new products/markets.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    n/a


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