Jane Street

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Jane Street Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    worked here for a year

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jane Street

    Pros

    great compensation and great people

    Cons

    sometimes work was too challenging

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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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 Jane Street full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Decision making is extremely academic and meritocratic. It's about what you know, not who you know, though politics did creep up from time to time.
    * Extremely small company with heaps of awesome technology. You're guaranteed to learn a lot here.
    * Most of the work that I did was extremely unique and very interesting.
    * Jane Street goes to great lengths to ensure that its staff is at least familiar with OCaml and functional programming in general. I think this is a good thing.
    * Culture is extremely lax. Office hierarchy exists in name only; everyone, including their "executive management" is extremely warm and approachable. Casual clothes policy is great.
    * The compensation is fantastic and their benefits/perks package was pretty wild. There is ALWAYS food in the office, and their gym is excellent for most of the popular training programmes out there (sports training, cardio, bodybuilding, basic powerlifting, etc).

    Cons

    * Resourcing problems were pretty evident.
    * Interview process was, in my opinion, too selective for certain roles.
    * No true career paths for those looking to get into management, as it doesn't exist there in the same form as it exists in other places.
    * Vacation policy is surprisingly light given the rest of their benefits.
    * Leaving for lunch seemed to be universally frowned upon.
    * No opportunities to work from home given the nature and structure of the business.
    * Lots of unproductive conversations about the smartest/most clever way of doing things, which made many meetings run unnecessarily long and introduced many "side projects" that slowed work in other, more key areas down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep putting your people first; everything else will follow.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Trader Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Jane Street as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    very competent employees, good environment for developing traders.

    Cons

    people are disinterested in anything other than trading

    Recommends
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    It was pretty awesome. I was paid well.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    Nice people. Really great work atmosphere. Everyone was really warm. Lots of money. You know the usual for the best quantitative prop shop.

    Cons

    Some people are too bossy. Really stressful. Interview process is demeaning. But i still really enjoyed working at Jane Street. The opportunity was amazing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up

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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work in finance industry

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    - Smart, nice people
    - Great culture and significantly less bureaucracy compared to other firms I have worked for
    - Growing company where you are given the opportunity to take on responsibility early on
    - Firm is willing to explore new ideas

    Cons

    - Respectful but honest culture intellectually takes a little getting used to

    Recommends
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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is a fantastic experience, one filled with learning and passion.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jane Street as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    For one, you learn how to really work as a team and create bonds that are extremely strong. In addition, it's a place where if you like to think and learn, you will really enjoy it.

    Cons

    It's a proprietary firm, so the amount of money that they make isn't very large. Also, all of the consequences that occur within the firm are on the firm itself.

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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    assistant trader

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jane Street

    Pros

    the interview process is very friendly

    Cons

    need too much mental math

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    A very unique company you might have never heard of, depend on what circle you're in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is definitely its best feature. An amazingly humble bunch of people with great work ethics and a fair bit of quirkiness. These are the only people in the finance industry I would ever consider working with. Also, the work is interesting and the pay is really good.

    Cons

    It's high energy enough that some more vacation might be nice.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Programmer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jane Street

    Pros

    Fun, casual environment, but very challenging.

    Cons

    sometimes can be a bit stressful

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation & People to work with, interesting problems to solve, work never becomes routine

    Cons

    Can't really think of any, but if you just like to be told what to do this is probably not the best place for you to look for as a good part of your progress will depend on your proactivity

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