Piper Sandler Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.6
76%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
Approve of CEO
Piper Sandler CEO Chad Abraham
Chad Abraham
8 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Work Life Balance is non-existant(in 9 reviews)

  • "A little political in some areas and Minneapolis runs the show so some non-(in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Piper Sandler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Management exposure in the deals - Real-world deal experience - Approachable management

    Cons

    - Work/life balance - Health insurance plan

  2. "Great place to be a middle market investment banker"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Piper Sandler full-time

    Pros

    Youthful culture and lots of good live deal exposure

    Cons

    The hours can be long


  3. "Analyst Review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Piper Sandler full-time

    Pros

    Really great team, very collegial environment

    Cons

    Very busy, lots of work

  4. COVID-19

    "Good experience but just a number"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Piper Sandler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Smart, hardworking people -Pay and benefits

    Cons

    -Senior people don’t care about junior staff - first bank to lay off people when COVID hit -Culture -Ok exit opps

  5. "N/A"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Piper Sandler full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    better working place with pleasant atmosphere

    Cons

    far from home to travel

    Continue reading
  6. "Good People, Toxic Culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Piper Sandler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing firm, hours are better than most Wall Street banks, management is available to discussing any issues that come up. Compensation is at the high end of the range versus comparable banks.

    Cons

    Loyalty is demanded from you from the street, but is not given by them. As soon as you hint that you are exploring other options, you are ostracized and edged out. My team is extremely hierarchical, despite boasting a flat management style and collaborative culture.

  7. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Piper Sandler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredibly professional atmosphere with very high achieving people

    Cons

    FIG is a specialized skill set. Analysis and skill set is mostly applicable to financial institutions, and less so to operating companies

  8. "Department-Dependent Experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Piper Sandler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial attitude supported by management.

    Cons

    Unless you're in a specific business line, its likely your work will go unnoticed.

  9. "Good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Piper Sandler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not as stuffy as the larger banks. Senior leadership allows local leadership to lead

    Cons

    Comp is average to below average

    Continue reading
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Piper Sandler full-time

    Pros

    Met some great people at the analyst level

    Cons

    Awful culture and terrible team, no mentorship

Found 141 reviews