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3.8
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Dmitry Balyasny
21 Ratings
  1. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Balyasny Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    really great people, really great resources

    Cons

    no real cons, pretty standard hedge fund platform

  2. "Very ambitious hedge fund"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Balyasny Asset Management full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Technology at a very high level

    Cons

    Too many directors per one engineer

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Quantitative Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balyasny Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Better culture than other similar Hedge Funds. When your job is eliminated they try to find you another position in the firm. Overall a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Recent loss of capital has caused major cutbacks. The future is unclear for the firm. Some of the new senior management have corrupted the unique culture.

  4. "Rotten apples in tech leadership makes for a poor career experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balyasny Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Some wicked smart people, unfortunately balanced out by some conniving, political people. The Chicago office is new and pretty. They are focused on physical fitness and being healthy.

    Cons

    Well-meaning company plagued by a few rotten apples in leadership. The technology team especially is not enriching to work for - there's excessive political drama, and poor planning resulting in unnecessary franticness and wasted effort. Being busy is valued as a cultural value over being impactful, providing perceived value is valued over providing actual value. If you are interested in pursuing an enriching career...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire the bad apples leading tech. Being cutting edge in tech is how hedge funds can make an impact, and poor leadership here is harming the firm.

  5. "It's a cult"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Balyasny Asset Management full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    High pay, high bonus, high fees.

    Cons

    80 PMs for one fund. Viciously competitive atmosphere. Horrible work life balance. Middle management will cut your throat to get a chance to flirt with Dmitry.

  6. "Intern Balyasny"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Balyasny Asset Management

      Pros

      Great place to work for.

      Cons

      Nothing really comes to mind

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great culture"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Balyasny Asset Management full-time

        Pros

        Stands out amongst other funds in emphasizing collaboration and culture

        Cons

        Trading mentality permeates risk management

      • Helpful (8)

        "So many chiefs"

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        Current Employee - Software in Chicago, IL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Balyasny Asset Management full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Benefits including lunch Glamorous office Completive salary

        Cons

        Poor middle management Lack of vision and clarity Some mediocre technology colleagues Old and super locked down systems (Windows 7)

        Advice to Management

        Don't hire based on charming conversations - make sure you assess a candidates actual skills. You have plenty of people who seem to have talked themselves into this job who are far from "the best". Make sure you have the right people in the right position. Some of your middle managers are yes men, and some are micromanagers.

      • "Good overall"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Balyasny Asset Management full-time

        Pros

        Free lunch, good insurance and nice work/life balance

        Cons

        hiring too many people who dont know what they are doing recently and high tvr

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        "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - IT Support in Chicago, IL
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Balyasny Asset Management full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Good people Good atmosphere Great benefits Overall it is a great place to work

        Cons

        Poor work life balance. You will work a lot but the people around you are good people so it makes long hours acceptable.

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