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Updated Sep 20, 2019

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  • "Long hours (if that matters to you) but the work is always interesting(in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great culture, surrounded by super smart people"

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    Current Employee - Business Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture; the firm is really focused on developing and retaining talent. - Strong professional development resources and career mobility. - Meritocratic and entrepreneurial. - The opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. - Fabulous new office space and amenities.

    Cons

    - Long hours at times. Tough to unplug.

    Point722019-09-20
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    "Fantastic Opportunity for Growth (Cubist)"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Regarding the job itself: Exposure to hundreds of interesting and unique data sets. Opportunity to work with state of the art hardware and technology. Projects and day-to-day work are challenging, but rewarding. Huge opportunity to learn here. Regarding the work environment: Flat structure - opportunity to work directly with senior industry professionals (including PMs). Management is quite open to new... ideas and is generally willing to give people opportunity to work on projects of their choice. Very nice work environment. Majority of employees (including management) are approachable and friendly. Compensation is competitive and bonus is performance based. Lots of perks - excellent insurance, large number of vacation days, lots of team dinners/lunches and firm events. Multi-cultural team - work with people from all around the globe.

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    Cons

    Long hours and occasional weekend work required Support rotation once every week or so which can be stressful

    Point722019-08-07
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    "Point72 Academy Intern (Long/Short Discretionary)"

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    Former Intern - Point72 Academy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point72 for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible learning experience. Point72 really invests in young talent, (1) through the team specifically dedicated to training and instructing new investment talent and (2) through analysts and PMs taking you under their wing to show you the ropes. Super high-energy, fast-paced atmosphere and tons of brilliant minds running around. Pay is very good.

    Cons

    Long hours (if that matters to you) but the work is always interesting.

    Point722018-12-03
  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative atmosphere, Intelligent employees, competitive

    Cons

    long hours, Lack of direction

    Point722018-10-08
  5. "Investor Services Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point72

    Pros

    Employee-focused culture, very intelligent business professionals, frequent learning/growth opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, limited access to front office

    Advice to Management

    More social interaction between back-office and front-office employees

    Point722017-09-10
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    "Hard but worth it."

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, good benefits, well known reputation.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, long hours in many areas, changing culture - not clear what it will be at the end.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is important, but don't forget about the return on investment.

    Point722016-10-24
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    "Operations Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Compensation for amount of work is pretty good.

    Cons

    Long hours for no reason other than to make managers look good. Managers are horrible things culture is beyond depressing. Used to be movement out of ops but that no longer exists.

    Point722016-04-24
  8. "Senior Technical Support Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, you can work on interesting challenges, competent management. You can enjoy free snack and drinks.gym, massage room, on-site doctor, drycleaning, exceptional cafetaria. great bonus structure.

    Cons

    You need to work long hours. You should be able to juggle many different things that you work on at the same time. Overtime work is quite normal.

    Advice to Management

    They know what they are doing and they should continue with the current direction. The employee will be more than happy if the firm can provide free lunch like some hedge fund firms.

    Point722016-02-03
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    "Rewarding"

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    I have been working at Point72

    Pros

    You work with very smart people who are fun and does help you out when you run into issues or problems.

    Cons

    althought it is rewarding to work for SAC, you do have to work long hours and prepare to give up a life

    Advice to Management

    show more leadership and that you are proud of the team's work. the team can use motivation when you work long days.

    Point722011-03-13
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