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Updated Jul 28, 2021

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4.3
91%
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91%
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Jane Street Managing Director Sandor Lehoczky
Sandor Lehoczky
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "OCaml, interesting problems, smart people(in 11 reviews)

  • "Project work is interesting and worthwhile(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "very stressful as we had to work long hours(in 9 reviews)

  • "WFH could be more flexible but the great work life balance makes up for that(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee
      Featured Review

      Amazing Culture, Brightest People

      Nov 19, 2020 - Operations Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing culture, brightest minds in the industry, ever-challenging

      Cons

      Very very hard to leave

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Csr

      Jul 9, 2021 - Sales Associate/Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay excellent communication skills

      Cons

      Long hours boring work schedule

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love it

      Jun 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and great place

      Cons

      Needs better 401K match soon

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome, fast moving environment

      Oct 20, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I worked at Jane Street for a three month trial as an experienced hire, doing research on a trading desk. Jane Street is an awesome firm. It's the most exciting environment I've worked in — being on the trading floor feels like you're at the nexus of markets. And looking ahead, I expect the business will continue its trajectory given the growth of ETFs and the electronification of new markets, The talent density is very high — people are all extremely sharp. It's more diverse than most finance firms. The hierarchy is remarkably flat — everyone sits together — it's not obvious who is senior or completely new. There's a decent amount of open discussion of proprietary ideas (more than most HFs, less than most tech firms). Progression seems to be extremely fast for those who contribute. The working day is short and intense. Almost everyone is in by 9 and most people have left by 6. During the day, people are focused — no one is reading long form journalism online, or popping out for lunch. For those who care about this sort of thing: there's every type of lunch / snacks / drinks you could want. I ate way too many mini-toblerones.

      Cons

      A lot of the technology is build in-house. That's both good and bad — e.g. the code review system is a novel take on how code review should work, but it's also slow and primarily in emacs. The firm moves quickly. People are a bit less reflective or conceptual than at other places — the focus is on doing good work and moving on. That's also consistent with the sort of work you do — there's less careful methodical research than at, say, a quant fund. (That said, there are cool tech talks / regular speakers, so it's not as narrow as that might sound.) Feedback & accountability is stronger within teams than across departments. Partly because there's limited structure, I got the sense there's a small group on each desk that drives the business forward, and it's not completely clear whether you'll be part of that group or not. This is more of a concern for experienced hires than those out of college.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Smart people, high pay, inclusive and collaborative culture

      May 6, 2021 - Software Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      intelligent coworkers, caring management, interesting problems

      Cons

      Programming workflow and technology stack are unorthodox, can be hard to get used to

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Mar 13, 2021 - Customer Service Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun environment and fast paced

      Cons

      Not very good benefits but that’s ok

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to be at

      Feb 19, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company to work for

      Cons

      I can’t really think of any

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      great!

      Apr 19, 2021 - Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great company to work for

      Cons

      too much work for the pay

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Mar 29, 2021 - General Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was a good place to work, good hours, nice bonuses.

      Cons

      Work got boring and repetitive.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company, Amazing Colleagues

      Jan 25, 2021 - Security Consultant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Management Amazing Colleagues Good Pay

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

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