Piper Jaffray - Good place to work, pretty stable since it's a smaller company | Glassdoor
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"Good place to work, pretty stable since it's a smaller company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

Decent benefits, admins get to leave early once a month on a Friday

Cons

Vacation/PTO bank not that generous, medical/dental plan contributions rather expensive

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Piper Jaffray

  1. "Good place to start your career. More work hard, less play hard."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience. Piper gives analysts lots of responsibility (ie additional work) which gives you a lot to speak to when it comes to interviewing elsewhere. This makes it sound not good, but really, analyst programs are built around analysts moving on to VC/PE so it does prepare you well for those opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited respect for your time, impossible to have a personal life, not necessarily as well regarded as bulge banks, but competes well in the middle-market.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management doesn't do much to supervise the IB division. There's a disconnect from Senior mgt - senior bankers - junior resources. You should get more involved with the senior bankers to ensure that they're fostering the partnership environment you talk about. That message never flows down to junior resources in action, and I can assure you the junior resources have no interest in moving up the ladder in a firm like that. You'll constantly be looking outside for senior bankers which is why it's hard for you to actually develop "partners" that you want.


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    "Piper pays well but doesn't care about its employees."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are good. If you are in the midwest it is one of the few banks that is in MN so the location is good if that is where you want to be. IF you want a resume builder for the IB experience it is a decent place to be.

    Cons

    As with all investment banks right now layoffs are a huge concern Piper does not concern itself with its analysts or associates and barely concerns itself with vps and principals. I have seen layoffs at all levels. They don't give much effort to keeping even the good people. Senior management is not really concerned about mentoring and giving you tools to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Build a team. Don't just use people for grunt work and then lay them off.

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