S A C Capital Advisors

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S A C Capital Advisors Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
25 Reviews
3.8
25 Reviews
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    Quantitative Research Analyst

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with amazing people - best in the industry. Everyone (well almost) is sharp, reasonable and pleasure to work with. One learns a lot. Fast paced work environment. Some people burn out and leave, others adjust. Pay is good and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Many groups are working in silos. No way around this though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is not very good at choosing middle management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard, play hard attitude but compensated well

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful facility, many perks; gym, amazing food (subsidized), good, smart, fun people.

    Cons

    High stress, a bit of a boys club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training and opportunity to move within the firm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experiences but sub-par comp

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and management.
    fast paced

    Cons

    Comp not very competitive
    can be long days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Internship Program

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Greenwich, CT

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    Great pay and I learned a lot. Lots of Excel work and you must be prepared to learn yourself, nobody is going to teach you anything.

    Cons

    Sometimes poor-communication while working from a remote location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the internship program more formal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Extremely valuable for those interested in financial services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors

    Pros

    24-hr gym access
    Pantry filled with semi-healthy snacks
    People are extremely helpful and nice
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Headquarters far from everything
    Not many company sponsored outings

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors

    Pros

    great place to work here full time

    Cons

    no time for personal life

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intense

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

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best in the business
    Highly competitive
    Best infrastructure

    Cons

    Pressure cooker
    Bad press
    No analyst development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Never a dull moment

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    Current Employee - Vice President Information Technology in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President Information Technology in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very challenged and never bored at work. Great managers and smart colleagues around to learn from something new everyday.

    Cons

    If not pro active easy to feel got lost. If one doesn't give value for the received dollar, won't last long ....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great place to work. Left before it got exposed for its practices.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors

    Pros

    Pay, Prestige, Great Office, Resume Booster (formally), Fun co-workers

    Cons

    Unethical, greedy, morale was all over the place, etc.

  11.  

    SAC Capital Summer Intern PMRA Group

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    Current Employee - PMRA Intern
    Current Employee - PMRA Intern

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and beautiful working environment

    Cons

    Pending legal issues are definitely something to keep up to date on. Transition into family office

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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