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Highbridge Capital Management Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
7 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced with very smart people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Highbridge Capital Management full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company is made up of a very talented group of individuals. There is a lot you can learn from your peers here!

    Cons

    I can only say that the hours are long, the pace can be very fast and the stress can be intense but I don't think that is different than any other hedge fund.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed bag in technology and company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Highbridge Capital Management full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is some pretty cool technology that they work with and the employees are, for the most part, friendly. There are some company events and sports teams which allow you to get to know people outside of your immediate team.

    The job pay was on par with the industry and the office location (in midtown) is fantastic.

    Cons

    Knowledge is highly silo-ed with little real collaboration between team members on projects. People are heads-down on most tasks and probably working at cross purposes. Lack of knowledge transfer makes supporting other teams or covering for a team member on vacation difficult.

    There's no clear and consistent division of how software or systems are supported ("no one owns it" syndrome for some apps or "the wrong group owns it" for others).

    They make heavy use of some home grown scripts for things like configuration management (chef or puppet don't exist) so what you learn there may not transfer well to other jobs.

    Development is sometimes done by teams who are not developers...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solidify application architecture under one group. Qualified developers.
    Make use of outside technologies for some fundamental tasks (don't re-invent the wheel). Get people to work in groups (pairs at least) on projects. "Project Sprints" would allow you to focus on a few projects and gradually develop a few of them over month timelines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Tumultuous two years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Highbridge Capital Management full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make money. Rewarding job for self starters. Learning never stops. Can be exciting if doing well

    Cons

    Poor culture from top down. Lots of long hours. Tough visibility on comp. Let go of some good teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    people are smart and pleasant to work with

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

    I worked at Highbridge Capital Management

    Pros

    flexible hours, great learning opportunities. The technology is catching up fast with the rest of the world, this is pretty nice for a financial company.

    Cons

    Upper management makes bad cost cutting decisions. Technology department is shrinking unnecessarily. People worrying about further downsize, outsourcing some of the jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A QA team is crucial to system stability which help traders to make money for the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Institutionalized Hedge Fund Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Highbridge Capital Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, competent and motivated colleagues, relative stability compared with competitors, excellent internal training/learning opportunities, casual work environment

    Cons

    Has become much more institutionalized since taken over by JPM; last few years have focused far too much on cost cutting (i.e. layoffs) and "doing more with less"; camaraderie has diminished significantly; opportunities for growth almost non-existent - vast majority of moves are lateral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sacrificing operational quality in the name of "efficiency" and "doing more with less"; you may save some money in the short term, but the firm will suffer in the long term without the appropriate resources devoted to ops.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to work with sharp people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Highbridge Capital Management

    Pros

    Generally people are young and sharp
    Compensation is fair
    Nice working environment

    Cons

    A bit chaotic
    Inconsistent software development processes
    A gap in communication with senior management
    Development efforts are decentralized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication lines to all groups

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    best paying job, with high pressure environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Highbridge Capital Management

    Pros

    remuneration, interaction in industry best professionals

    Cons

    very high pressure at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should treat employees well, and give some respect.

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