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Piper Jaffray Reviews

Updated December 30, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance is non-existant (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours (as expected for IBD though), extreme unpredictability and lack of visibility to future schedule (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunity to grow and learn from very talented senior bankers

    Cons

    Just like any banking job it comes with some long hours but is well worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing here. Been very pleased with everyone s attitude and help


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Banking analyst"

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    Former Employee - Banking Analyst
    Former Employee - Banking Analyst

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

    Pros

    Just trying to leave a comment. See below.

    Cons

    Just want to say that I can’t believe someone else reported sexual harassment to management and nothing was done. That happened to me too!

    Advice to Management

    What’s going on there? Why isn’t HR taking these claims seriously?

  3. "Equity research associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good for recent graduates.

    Cons

    Make sure to be partnered with a high performing Sr. Analyst


  4. "Good Place to Work"

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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

    Pros

    Good place to work, the company cares about keeping the employees happy. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Satellite offices feel very secluded from the firm's headquarters. Piper Jaffray could really work work on management training.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Solid Firm"

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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

    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)

  8. "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.


  9. "Equity Research"

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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

    Pros

    nice people, relaxed investment bank

    Cons

    pay is not competitive


  10. "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


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