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Point72 Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Smart people, good benefits, well known reputation (in 12 reviews)

  • Great Benefits , Great Atmosphere (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, limited access to front office (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance is not priority - expect to work hard to get compensated - not really out of line with what is expected at other shops though (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    driven culture, collaborative environment, great resource

    Cons

    Experience highly dependent on PM


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Learning curve is steep but at the end of the day it’s a good experience."

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    Current Employee - Fund Accounting in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Fund Accounting in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point72 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with smart people. Benefits are great in this company and it’s a very good place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Sometimes the expectations are too high. You might get criticized for small mistakes you make even for the first time. You need to stay strong and don’t let it break you and lower your self confidence.

  3. "Cubist Systematic Strategies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great firm. Patient and invest in people

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the culture


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Cubist is not worth the time!"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Point72 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Access to a lot of data sources

    Cons

    High turnover, terrible boss, back stabbing colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop your HR from submitting 5 star reviews for Cubist Systematic Strategies. We all know that it's a high pressure boilerplate quant operation.


  5. "a good and competitive environment"

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

    Pros

    you can work with the smartest people in the industry, the company treats employees well

    Cons

    very competitive, long work hours


  6. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Vice President QA in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President QA in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point72 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits , Great Atmosphere. Family oriented

    Cons

    In my case was the commute would be nice if the provided the ability to work from New York office more frequently .


  7. "Senior Research Analyst"

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

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is excellent and rewarded on objective criteria. Learning opportunity from experienced investors is exceptional

    Cons

    Work life balance is not priority - expect to work hard to get compensated - not really out of line with what is expected at other shops though.

    Advice to Management

    keep focus on teaching and bringing up new talent .

  8. "(Cubist) - Awesome Work Environment & Culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point72 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm currently working with some of the smartest, most dedicated and diligent people I've ever met. Management promotes your individual growth and gives you a lot of flexibility to take on new challenges and assume more responsibilities. The atmosphere is fun and becoming increasingly collegial. The firm is investing heavily in its future and seems like it will be a great place to be for years to come.

    Cons

    Too many people like cold brew now so there's never enough in the fridge. But honestly, none that immediately come to mind. Three years ago I would have said that Cubist seemed like it was on the periphery of the firm but I definitely feel like we're fully part of the company today.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  9. "Great Experience so far (Cubist)"

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

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Competitive healthcare, 401k, etc. Work/life balance is important, and taking a two week vacation is acceptable. Working from home is normal if the circumstances allow. Great visibility with upper management (had beers with CEO within 1 month of joining). Interesting and exciting work

    I've worked in finance for a long time. Very few firms in the industry care about personal growth or advancement. This seems to be different across P72 in general. Internal advancement/transfers happen regularly. Having multiple roles here is the norm not the exception.

    Cons

    It can be frantic here. There's a lot going on and everyone is busy. Most give 110%; that's the expectation. This is fine for me, because that's who I am. But it may be overwhelming to some.


  10. "Innovative Company (Cubist)"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point72 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Very talented and motivated people to work with and learn from.
    2. Research-oriented culture with regular seminars in machine learning and finance.
    3. Hard work and going above and beyond to find a solution are highly rewarded.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about.


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