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"Engaging and resourceful"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

Strong senior level bankers
Leading middle market equity/M&A shop
Strong training program
Small teams
Flat structure
Good work life balance

Cons

Limited exit opportunities
Lots of pitchwork to win business
Unsophisticated client-base
Limited product offering
Limited inter-office collaboration
Limited resources

Advice to Management

Develop firm-wide culture and sense of togetherness
Increase meal allowance and benefits for employees
Take company private to avoid public company scrutiny and additional costs

Other Employee Reviews for Piper Jaffray

  1. "Lots of learning but senior staff wastes all days in meetings so you have to keep your finance books for reference"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of new things to learn. Things change very quickly due to the nature of business. Whatever you did one week back might not be useful anymore for the management so you have to keep learning.
    Pay and bonuses are competitive with the market.

    Cons

    Not much support from the management for learning new things. You are on your own. Some of the products are very complex and you need someone to explain it to you. Some of the staff was probably born in Piper Jaffray and will die in Piper Jaffray as they don't have anyother place to go. So they are not very open to new ideas. 70% of the money goes to investment bankers in salaries and bonuses so not much is left for the other groups.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the pay structure. Promote from with in and be open to new ideas. Waste less time in meetings so that you can be available to your staff for questions.


  2. "Comfortable Environment, Good Work,"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Considers itself a family-oriented firm, which means senior execs leave much earlier
    -Competitive compensation at the junior levels
    -Work is typically well-balanced, and fairly meaningful
    -Smaller deal teams mean better exposure to transactions

    Cons

    -Considers itself a family-oriented firm, which means senior execs leave much earlier (guess who's left to do the work?)
    -Compensation tapers off compared to peers at more senior levels, which affects drive to bring high-quality deals to the firm
    -Some groups do much more interesting work than others; hours can vary greatly too
    -In spite of stated focus on ethical practices, petty politics very much present among upper management
    -Performance and contributions of branch offices is often overlooked
    -Corporate missions statements often feel insubstantial

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to make it a point to focus on doing M&A work, you need to recognize that that business cycle is higher risk and should be commensurately rewarded. Also, please open your eyes and learn to see past Minneapolis every now and then.

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