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Piper Jaffray Reviews

Updated August 16, 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 (inherent in the industry) (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "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)


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Trading Operations"

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    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.


  6. "Investment Banking"

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    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


  7. "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Piper Jaffray full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at early in your career.

    Cons

    It is a highly competitive environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  8. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    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.


  9. "Former Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IB Analyst
    Former Employee - IB Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    A few of my colleagues were good people

    Cons

    Miserable hours, most senior bankers treated you horribly


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Banking Analyst / Associate (Promoted)"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good client exposure on and deal flow in Cap Mkts.

    Cons

    Lack of M&A deal flow. Lots of pitching for deals that go nowhere (same as any other IB)


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