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Jane Street Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
2000
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm with a focus on technology and collaborative problem solving.

With offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Amsterdam, Jane Street is a trading firm that operates around the clock and around the globe. We trade a ... Read more

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Jane Street – Why Work For Us?


A closer look into the roles of trading and technology offers a sense of life at Jane Street.

Work at Jane Street is exciting and challenging. We trade in incredibly competitive, fast-paced environments, and feedback on successes and failures is quick and tangible. This allows for constant evaluation and improvement of our strategies and performance.

 

Games & Puzzles

We enjoy playing strategic and mathematical games to teach game theory and risk, as well as hone discipline, memory, and quant skills. In addition to organized tournaments, there are frequent chess, bridge, and poker games after the markets close. Our team includes the Arimaa World Computer Champion and nationally competitive contract bridge players. 

 


Work where your mind matters

Jane Street is always looking for great new people to join our talented team.

Although specific roles may require specific skills, there are common threads that run through all people at Jane Street.

  • Honesty, both personal and intellectual
  • The ability to work in a team while also being self-motivated on specific tasks
  • Intellectual curiosity and the passion to find and build the tools to answer questions more efficiently and effectively.
  • The ability and desire to learn from mistakes
  • Comfort with thinking logically in a quantitative and probabilistic way
  • A drive to improve and achieve


Basic Benefits

  • Excellent, zero-premium health insurance (medical/dental/vision)
  • Retirement benefits with company match
  • Competitive holiday and vacation policies

Extra Perks

  • Daily catered breakfasts and restaurant-delivered lunch
  • Fully stocked kitchens
  • Private on-site gym (with lockers and showers)
  • Bike storage (in NYC)

Families

  • 16 weeks of parental leave for primary caregivers at 100% salary, plus additional unpaid leave
  • Emergency back-up childcare
  • Additional week off to celebrate new marriage or domestic partnership
  • Equipped mothers’ rooms for nursing mothers

Education

  • 90% tuition reimbursement for work-related continuing education
  • 90% book reimbursement for work-related books (100% if you add them to the library)
Solving interesting problems

We focus primarily on being a fun, challenging, and rewarding place to work. That’s driven by the quality and cohesiveness of the team, which is why our interview process is so arduous, and why such a large number of current employees are involved in choosing their colleagues.

Games & Puzzles

We enjoy playing strategic and mathematical games to teach game theory and risk, as well as hone discipline, memory, and quant skills. In addition to organized tournaments, there are frequent chess, bridge, and poker games after the markets close. Our team includes the Arimaa World Computer Champion and nationally competitive contract bridge players.

In a typical week, we have a class, one or two simulated trading events, and a game playing session.


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    Nice working environment. Learned a lot of things

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    The pace was a bit fast for me at the beginning, but got used to it later

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    I applied for a trader position off my college’s career site. They were prompt in replying. I received two phone interviews. The first was easy probability questions, but the second had more difficult questions. I did not get a final round interview. The younger guy I interviewed with was friendly but the older guy was really harsh/dismissive when I got something wrong.

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