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New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
1918
Company - Public (COWN)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Jefferies, Piper Jaffray, FBR
The Cowen Group herds its clients' investments in the right direction. The firm, along with its subsidiaries, offers alternative investment management, research, investment banking, and sales and trading services. Its Ramius arm handles alternative investment ... Read more

Cowen Reviews

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    I worked at Cowen full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to perform in your role especially if you can create efficiencies and/or increase revenue. Great support from all levels of management who came up through he ranks in Wall Street.

    Cons

    As with all firms, there is pressure to get the job done! Work/life balance will vary based on your specific role.

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Cowen Photos

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Cowen photo of: Wall Street Run, 2015 - SouthWestNY - Battery Park
Cowen photo of: 17th Annual Therapeutics Conference
Cowen photo of: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum - NY Cares Day Spring 2015
Cowen photo of: 36th Annual Health Care Conference
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Cowen Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Cowen (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Had to meet with 12 different people in a three hour period, everyone asked the same questions and spoke in a very condescending way. Without directly saying it, almost everyone I met with made me feel like I wasn't welcomed there mostly because I chose not to major in finance.

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    • Tell me your background, why investment banking?, Are you irritated to work 100 hours a week? Why didn't you major in finance if you're interested in this career   Answer Question
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