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Point72 Reviews

Updated May 28, 2019

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Found 131 reviews

4.0
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65%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
Approve of CEO
Steven A. Cohen
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Quick moving company filled with smart people(in 15 reviews)

  • "gt; QBIZ team (cubist business) will help you launch new strategies, trade new securities, etc(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Occasional travel to Stamford can be annoying(in 8 reviews)

  • "Long hours, limited access to front office(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Point72 Work Experience"

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      Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT

      I worked at Point72 full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great Atmosphere. Good People. Excellent Business

      Cons

      No cons at the moment.

      Point722019-05-24
    • "working at point72"

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      Former Employee - Recruiter 

      I worked at Point72 full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      the benefits and office space

      Cons

      overall culture was very demanding

      Point722019-05-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Talent-driven Meritocratic Hedge Fund with Entrepreneurial Values"

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      Current Employee - Group Head in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Point72 full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Filled with smart and driven employees Strong work ethic flows down from the top (Steve and management) Unmatched compliance focus Competitive atmosphere Great offices Fully covered benefits NY to CT shuttle service for employees Great philanthropic and volunteer focus - many volunteer and board opportunities through GIVE and Community Matters

      Cons

      Tech infrastructure often feels cumbersome and makes new projects difficult to get off the ground Split primary offices in US - NYC and CT Fox News on common area TVs too often

      Advice to Management

      Keep innovating and valuing employee input on initiatives and improvement opportunities

      Point722019-05-09
    • "First Round OA"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Point72 full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      There are many rounds of interviews.

      Cons

      Nice locations and nice people.

      Point722019-05-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Place for Career Advancement"

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

      I worked at Point72 full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I worked at P72 for 4 years in two different roles. In both roles, I worked under managers who were consummate professionals and who were ready to be teachers and mentors for someone like myself who was young and inexperienced with HFs. Point72 has one of the best infrastructures available for developing young investors and HF professionals. From the Academy program to a core focus on developing talent, it is a primary...

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      Cons

      Occasional travel to Stamford can be annoying. The Firm is hit-or-miss with this requirement and reimbursement for travel. However, with a move to new Manhattan headquarters at Hudson Yards, this should be less of an issue.

      Point722019-04-08
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great People & Benefits"

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        Current Employee - Executive Assistant 

        I have been working at Point72 full-time

        Pros

        Point72 attracts a lot of extremely smart & kind people. (Of course there are always exceptions, but that is anywhere!) Many EAs have been here many years which is a good sign, but means little turnover/new opportunities. The firm takes care of employees by offering a wonderful pantry of free food/drinks, a free onsite gym, very nice office space, and by supplying paid medical benefits for you and your family.

        Cons

        Non-stop, intense environment with expectations that you are always "ON." Vacation time off not competitive/as generous as other benefits.

        Point722019-03-28
      • "Great Culture"

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        Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Point72 full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        The team effort here is nothing like what I've experienced before. If you need direction with regard to a project or question I know 99% of my colleagues would help without hesitation. There is a general lack of pretentiousness among Senior Mgmt that is not only refreshing but eliminates the line between "us" and "them." I find that people here are smart, approachable and genuine. The Firm is open to new ideas in all...

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        Cons

        Fast-paced, high energy most of the time - tired at the end of most days.

        Point722019-03-07
      • Helpful (11)

        "Horrible."

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

        I worked at Point72 full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        None. This place is the worst.

        Cons

        Verbally abusive boss who needs to retire asap.

        Point722019-02-06
      • Helpful (28)

        "Cubist is a disaster. Don't join this toxic boring place."

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        Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Point72 full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        None, you are better off not taking a job at Cubist. There are better quant hedge funds where you will be compensated much more and will also learn and gain valuable skills.

        Cons

        Cubist Systematic Strategies is one of the worst quant hedge fund you will come across, both in terms of their performance as well as internal culture. The top management is best described as arrogant with a know it all attitude, they fail to realize that the world has moved much faster under their feet. You will be cursed at and abused in the most denigrating way by the senior most management people. Most of the star...

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        Advice to Management

        Fire the top management of Cubist and rebuild a quant team that is humble and top notch and refreshed in terms of their skills.

        Point722019-01-24

        Point72 Response

        March 19, 2019

        This is not the environment that we know, as we pride ourselves on our positive workplace culture. We would like to better understand the basis for your post, and ask that you reach out to your Human Resources department, your manager, our Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer, ...

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      • "Great Company"

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          Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

          I have been working at Point72 full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Takes care of their employees, great benefits

          Cons

          No cons, great place to work

          Point722018-11-29
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