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Piper Jaffray Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Company stresses work life balance but it's almost a joke how much it is actually implemented (hint: pretty much not at all) (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours (as expected for IBD though), extreme unpredictability and lack of visibility to future schedule (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Solid Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray full-time

    Pros

    Lots a great people that love what they do. Its big enough to have a name recognition but also small enough for your individual contributions to be noticed.

    Cons

    Hours can be long (standard for role)


  2. "VP"

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

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time

    Pros

    smart friendly colleagues willing to help

    Cons

    lack of vision and poor communication from HQ

    Advice to Management

    develop a clear strategy and communicate

  3. "Banking analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time

    Pros

    They've been in business a long time, so they must be doing something right.

    Cons

    Harrassment including sexual harassment that was reported to HR with no response, low pay, culture of those who are "in" and those who are "out", and weak management lead me to seek employment elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Change


  4. "No Ethics Found Here"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Investment Banking Clients, Interesting work

    Cons

    Employees are just numbers, Zero empathy for employees

    Advice to Management

    Take ethics and employees livelihoods seriously. Went to close on a house and title company contact HR to verify employment currently and for next 6 months to come. Was told employed full time with no plans for change. 1 month after we closed, HR informed me of plan to layoff people in our department. Plan was made 3 months prior which means they knew this at the time they made the erroneous report to the title company. Would have saved me tons of heartache and trouble if they were just honest and not put me through the stress of almost losing my new house.


  5. "VP"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company promotes a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Have not experienced any negative issues with firm. During my career path feel I have landed with a great company.


  6. "Equity Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray full-time

    Pros

    nice people, relaxed investment bank

    Cons

    pay is not competitive


  7. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Piper Jaffray full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good company and great people to work with

    Cons

    -Office a bit out there

  8. "Trading Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time

    Pros

    Great hours given that you're working market hours.

    Cons

    Very little career upside unless you make a move into another sector of the firm.


  9. "Investment Banking"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, ethical business

    Cons

    Stressful work environment, long hours


  10. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Middle market bank that pays street, has decent work life balance, friendly company culture, "do it yourself" environment

    Cons

    Limited training and career development opportunities, somewhat stale working environment, culture varies per group

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people. They're all you have.


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