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Updated Oct 1, 2019

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Point72 Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Steven A. Cohen (no image)
Steven A. Cohen
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  • "Long hours and occasional weekend work required(in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Quick moving company filled with smart people

    Cons

    Can feel a bit siloed between business units

    Point722018-10-29
  2. "Research Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Smart people everywhere

    Cons

    Cut throat, lots of ego everywhere

    Point722019-10-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    super smart people to work with a stimulating environment

    Cons

    super dynamic structure often leads to redundancy

    Point722018-05-24
  4. Helpful (2)

    "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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point72 full-time for 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.

    Point722017-11-11
  5. "Point72 Summer Academy"

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    Former Intern - Summer Investment Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point72 for less than a year

    Pros

    - Smart people - Outstanding training and exposure at the Academy - Great analyst resources and support - Independence - Collegiate culture, especially within the Academy and among graduating analysts

    Cons

    Nothing significant comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in young talent through the Academy

    Point722017-09-11
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Cubist - great place to work, very rewarding"

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

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    -very smart people to work with and learn from -great and established track record makes it easy to get access to resources -opportunity to do industry-leading research -good work/research/performance is rewarded -work schedule decided by each individual -growing fast -well-organized company-sponsored social events

    Cons

    -recently replaced some good snacks with bad ones but I'm hopeful the next change will reverse that decision

    Point722017-03-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "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
  8. Helpful (16)

    "Cut Throat"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snacks, great benefits, offices are beautiful, compensation is very competitive, smart people.

    Cons

    Cut throat work environment terrible work life balance for many lack of transparency HR dept is a joke The company culture is very lacking and the vibe in the office is constant paranoia. People generally seem very unhappy. Many cannot be trusted. Seasoned Point72 employees will not hesitate to throw a colleague under the bus. If you are not in a front office dept, be prepared to be treated like a number... and eat your lunch at your desk most days. The turnover rate at this firm speaks for itself.

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    Advice to Management

    Start taking a hard look at your infrastructure departments and who manages those departments.

    Point722016-05-16
  9. Helpful (12)

    "Multiquant a.k.a. Cubist Systematic"

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    Quantitative Trader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point72

    Pros

    Growing firm with generally smart people; matching 401K. Decent infrastructure with willingness to improve it.

    Cons

    It's a very high turnover place.

    Point722016-05-14
  10. "Innovative Firm - best days are ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Firm is growing rapidly - really smart people - hard to get hired because very selective, but if you can get in - they are totally focused on promoting people internally and teaching how to be great investor.

    Cons

    Long days. Cafeteria not open for dinner.

    Point722016-01-13
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