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Arrowstreet Capital Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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86%
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Bruce Clarke
15 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strong culture and learning environment, good experience mostly"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Management in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrowstreet Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The flat corporate structure provides access to some world renowned industry professionals and leads to a group-focused approach. The work/life balance is decent, especially for the financial industry. Senior folks have been very receptive to new ideas.

    Cons

    Some room to improve technical systems that have been outpaced by firm growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue introducing opportunities for continued learning.

    Arrowstreet Capital2019-06-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to make a stop in your career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arrowstreet Capital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Typically market rate compensation.

    Cons

    Lack of stability of many key team members or those who have been strong producers. Many partners have become spoiled and unmotivated...content with just "riding the ride." Turnover fairly high in Legal, Business Development, Operations etc. especially among strong performers.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a program to train managers as opposed to just typically promoting from within and hoping for the best. Many of the managers have not been cast correctly in their roles leading to fairly high turnover on teams.

    Arrowstreet Capital2019-05-10
  3. "Good employer for Internships and fresh out of college"

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arrowstreet Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very bright people work at the company, pay is great, benefits are great.

    Cons

    HR Department has been almost non-existent, career growth can be a challenge, training opportunities for non-developers are few. Career growth is do it yourself unless you are studying for CFA.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Human Resources, your biggest assets walk out the door because of the lack off Human Resource Management. Invest in the careers of more employees.

    Arrowstreet Capital2019-04-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Invigorating and Unique Culture"

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    Current Employee - Research in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrowstreet Capital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Arrowstreet working environment is supportive, yet demanding, intellectually rigorous, yet fun. Great opportunities to learn and receive feedback from senior people.

    Cons

    No significant downsides to someone who is serious about a career in quantitative investment mgmt

    Arrowstreet Capital2019-01-22
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pay not up to industry standard"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrowstreet Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, decent benefits, office lunch

    Cons

    For a leading quant investment firm, the pay is not up to industry standards. Raises represent cost of living adjustments, nothing more, and a good bonus is maybe 10% higher than your bonus target. The partners make the money here and do not distribute generous pay to top performing employees. There is also not a culture of trust. During 3 foot snow storms, the message is to either take a vacation day or come to the...

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    Arrowstreet Capital2018-11-27
  6. "Seems like great company"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arrowstreet Capital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Pay Good benefits Opportunities to Grow

    Cons

    Can't make investments in specific stocks while at company, only mutual funds/ETF's

    Arrowstreet Capital2018-10-03
  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrowstreet Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open culture and good benefits in a growing company

    Cons

    System is still undergoing improvements

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Arrowstreet Capital2018-05-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid mentorship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Arrowstreet Capital full-time

    Pros

    Research team has great management

    Cons

    as with most finance jobs, gets tedious

    Advice to Management

    Research team - keep up the great work!

    Arrowstreet Capital2018-05-02
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Compliance team was just plain crazy."

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    Former Employee - Compliance in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arrowstreet Capital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Food if you work crazy hours. Great health benefits.

    Cons

    Crazy work hours, crazy expectations. Throwing people rather than systems at a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are new and what are their first impressions. People who are lifers/partners do not see the craziness.

    Arrowstreet Capital2018-05-08
  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Trade Compliance Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrowstreet Capital for more than a year

    Pros

    smart employees, lunch provided a few days a week

    Cons

    very technical firm, not many job opportunities for recent grads

    Arrowstreet Capital2018-01-24
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