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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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3.7 25 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

WorldQuant Founder & CEO Igor Tulchinsky

Igor Tulchinsky

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Good environment to work with

    Data Analyst/Quant Researcher (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of mobility
    Friendly environment and decent management
    Generous pay structure for researchers / PMs
    Flat hierarchy (few intermediate managers)

    ConsPoor planning leads to mediocre job stability: company hires lots of people, than suddenly lays them off. I said mediocre rather than poor, as they tend not to fire people when they are not in cost-cutting mode, except of case of clear failure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Work Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorldQuant is a great place to work, and it’s been an honor and a joy to be part of the inventiveness, creativity, intelligence and drive that informs their aim to create the trading firm of the future.

    ConsCan not think of anything.

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    Worst Experience EVER

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNothing. Get ready to be humiliated at this company

    ConsA lot. Manager will not listen to your opinion or to your value addition. They treat you as you do not matter. You can never challenge or even think of challenging manger's idea. They threaten you.
    Managers are arrogant. Senior management do not care or listen to its employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to employees, not just manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its the future of trading

    Technology (Current Employee) Old Greenwich, CT

    ProsYou get to work with industry's world class smartest people.
    Everything is well designed, be it infrastructure or technological processes.
    Management is fair
    Compensation is awesome
    If you want to grow, this is the place.
    Work life balance is really good.

    ConsToo many people getting sacked. But of course for a reason of non-performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be a one to one meeting with ground staff with management (at least once a year if not twice).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work - fun, challenging, and you'll learn a lot.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Old Greenwich, CT

    ProsGreat people to work with - they are friendly and you can learn a lot from them.
    Good incentives to work hard.
    Solid technology and infrastructure to work with.
    A lot of freedom in your daily work.
    Competitive environment.

    ConsYou'll have to learn to manage your time very well.
    Not as much cooperation as you might see at other places.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue providing good incentives to employees to maintain top notch performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great environment to work, learn, and advance

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Old Greenwich, CT

    ProsAbility to work with and learn from the best and brightest in the industry, good opportunities to advance and move around inside the company, challenging tasks and lucrative incentives to perform well. Employees are encouraged to experiment with projects outside their mandate, and are given full support and coaching by management.

    ConsWorking remotely is frowned upon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTelecommuting is very efficient for some people, and should be encouraged.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Performance and Pressure.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Old Greenwich, CT

    ProsYou will get the opportunity if you prove your value. And this company provides you the chance to show your real potential. No time consuming bureaucracy. Fast decision making. More about numbers than politics, making high level of fairness. Performance sensitive positions are constantly fired, but that is not uncommon in this business.

    ConsRelatively low compensation compared to similar places. Too frequent changes on company policies. Constant pressure. Minimal cooperation. Less learning opportunities (conference, etc).

    Advice to Senior ManagementPersistent pressure changes fun to stress. Over stressed workers cannot make real innovation. Money is only part of compensation. Employee education, providing exciting experience, and top level compensation are proven long term investment.

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    Great experience but too much impulsive decision making at WQ India

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsGreat work -life balance. Compensation is great!! especially bonus

    ConsLack of planning and lack of long term straegic policy and vision.. decisions are taken impulsively.. especially in WQ India sometimes at the cost of jobs of employees.. no consistency in decision making at WQ India

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership at WQ India should own up the responsibility of the decisions taken especially by taking a long term view of company as a whole and should not just think of completing the given target by USA headquarter.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quantitative Researcher

    Quantitative Researcher (Former Employee) Bangkok (Thailand)

    ProsThe work is very fast paced. The setup of the company really encourages learning.

    ConsThere is too much competition to a point that it becomes destructive for learning

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learn yourself

    Quantitative Researcher (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    Pros- Very good money.
    - Bonus for good work

    Cons- Need to learn the job yourself - not much help is provided.

    Advice to Senior Management- Too much worried about compliance

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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