Point72 Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2020

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Point72 Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Steven A. Cohen (no image)
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  • "Long hours happen often, but should be expected in this kind of a business(in 11 reviews)

  • "High turnover rate in the cubist central teams in Singapore(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Comp"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Comp was based on performance

    Cons

    Compensation was based on performance

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Focus on wellbeing of employees, great offices, technology

    Cons

    Not much exchange between teams


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work if you are ok with hedge fund lifestyle"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, often not the longest hours (depending on team placement - varies widely)

    Cons

    Short-term trading mentality, limited room for growth between Analyst and PM roles

  4. "career path is weak"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Trader 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    self driven independance good benefits

    Cons

    no career path/ high turn over

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  5. "Great Atmosphere"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Employees are great, facilities are outstanding and provide so much to keep everyone healthy, focused and on track while they work long hours. There is a sense of community within teams and when teams work together which is wonderful.

    Cons

    Long hours happen often, but should be expected in this kind of a business.

  6. "Standard Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate 

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

    Pros

    Good pay and nice office environment

    Cons

    Not many social events to bond with people within the firm

  7. "Some good people to work with"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher 

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the group you are in, some treat people nicely.

    Cons

    Some groups are very poorly managed, and the turn over rate is very high.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Positive work environment - Cubist"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Point72

    Pros

    - small team set up, which both fosters collaboration and maximizes individual impact - management style encourages immediate constructive feedback - fun culture, with several unique team-building events throughout the year - beautiful modern office space - great benefits

    Cons

    - working hours can be long at times

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Cubist Systematic - Best place to be for quants"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point72 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    One of the best data functions one can find anywhere in hedge fund industry. 24x7 data support by knowledgeable and highly qualified (PhDs and Masters degree holders) data scientists. Organization is highly structured but also open to innovation. Flat structure helps management hear new ideas. Straightforward merit based rewards and CEO knows every employee and his/her career objectives.

    Cons

    This is not a place for faint of heart. Very tough environment where you will not survive unless you are talented and hardworking. Relentless pursuit of productivity and excellence.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment and people, a lot of office politics"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely great compensation, benefits and overall office environment. Their campuses in CT and NY are both beautiful and helpful to keep you going when you were longer days or have a tough day.

    Cons

    Office politics can be difficult to navigate.

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