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Pine River Capital Management Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Pine River - Workplace and Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pine River Capital Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Foremost, excellent people to work with (the best I've seen in this industry). Very competitive pay and benefits. Highly-transparent senior management. Major investments in talent, platforms, and infrastructure to make everything work. And an "entrepreneurial" culture where each person can have a large impact and pursue personal and career growth.

    Cons

    Rocky period for the hedge fund industry stunted the firm's massive growth and expansion. Folks who were very happy when things were skyrocketing have found it challenging to adjust to a less than stellar period. Morale issues and turnover followed, but those who have stuck it out seem highly-committed and realistic about the cyclical nature of this business.

    Advice to Management

    Ignore many of the negative "sour grapes" comments posted by individuals who have left the firm. Keep the long view and continue making pragmatic decisions to sustain the firm and do right by its investors.


  2. "Technology Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pine River Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Good work life balance. Intelligent and experienced co workers

    Cons

    We are struggling to attract investors. Hopefully management will succeed in getting new investment and ramp up hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us the good work and make some money. Keep us floating.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people in a difficult business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pine River Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and teamwork

    Cons

    It's a hedge fund and the hedge fund industry is under tremendous pressure

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the core principals and continue to treat employees as best as possible in a difficult industry.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "PRCM outlook and rating"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pine River Capital Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, plenty of work to do, mostly freindly and helpful people

    Cons

    long hours, plenty of work to do,

    Advice to Management

    promote from within, keep employees informed, even if it is bad news.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking Fast"

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

    I worked at Pine River Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Great People .
    Great Benefits and Pay.
    Used to have enough challenges to keep one motivated.

    Cons

    Executive Management hired useless PM's and more importantly kept them on for a long time instead of culling them. Aimed big but fell woefully short due to poor risk management. Management had no clue on how to manage a larger AUM, also looks like this Firm was a 1 trick mortgage pony as opposed to being a true multi strat.

    Advice to Management

    Not much. Expecting the ship to sink completely in a year or 2.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Could have seen that coming!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pine River Capital Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Core group of engaged, dedicated employees and partners; good salary and benefits; productive mix of personalities; free lunch.

    Cons

    Series of ill-advised hires and deviation from core values led to a rapid decline; morale is low, key staff either let go or jumped ship; remaining employees are treated like kindergarteners with "incentives" like pizza reward for reaching goals.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "too big to fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pine River Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    good pay, good people to work with, good benefits

    Cons

    long hours and the firm grew too big too fast, so the play is not set up to manage the assets they manage

  8. Helpful (3)

    ""Laid off""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pine River Capital Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Office is pretty. Free parking. Location is good. Handful of people who are still there are decent humans

    Cons

    No respect for senior management. They seem only worried about their own personal bottom line. Letting people go who have been dedicated to the firm for years. Mismanagement of spending. Some people grossly/ embarrassingly over paid


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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

    Pros

    There are good and collaborative people

    Cons

    The industry is challenging which makes it less fun to work at times


  10. "Pine River Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company. Good exposure to all technologies. Good salary.

    Cons

    Lack of stability. Better to opt for other companies


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