S A C Capital Advisors Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Quantitative Research Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Upper management is not very good at choosing middle management.


  2. Work hard, play hard attitude but compensated well

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    High stress, a bit of a boys club

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training and opportunity to move within the firm


  3. Great learning experiences but sub-par comp

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and management.
    fast paced

    Cons

    Comp not very competitive
    can be long days


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  5. Extremely valuable for those interested in financial services

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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


  6. Nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work here full time

    Cons

    no time for personal life


  7. Intense

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best in the business
    Highly competitive
    Best infrastructure

    Cons

    Pressure cooker
    Bad press
    No analyst development


  8. Never a dull moment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 ....


  9. 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.


  10. Great people to work for and with

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed environment and open-minded management

    Cons

    big enterprise means little flexibility


  11. Huge learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors

    Pros

    Lots of investment responsibility and working with smart people

    Cons

    High stress environment and intense competition

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility for juniors



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