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S A C Capital Advisors Reviews

Updated November 17, 2016
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  1. "Ops Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to learn the ins and outs of the business. Face paced environment

    Cons

    not a lot of training when you start. sometimes roles get stale and hard to move around internally

    Advice to Management

    respect your employees efforts in a difficult environment


  2. "A good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Software Engineering in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President, Software Engineering in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive and co-workers are amicable. Overall, a good learning experience.

    Cons

    Performance reviews are predicated on peer-to-peer comparison. Workload is not distributed uniformly. Managers play "favorites".

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Senior Technical Support Engineer"

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

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (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.


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    "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, fun people and culture. Beautiful Facility, made going to work pleasant as you had everything you needed at your fingertips; gym, massage room, on-site doctor, drycleaning, exceptional cafetaria. great bonus structure.

    Cons

    Hard to move out of Admin position to another role even if showed potential.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on professional development more.


  6. "Limited Upward Mobility"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Mostly micro managed.

    Cons

    limited access to resources and no defined career track.


  7. "Good buyside firm to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Operations in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Operations in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Family office culture. Good benefit. Working our is not bad. Nice Gym. Good swing space in nyc

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted to be a senior level as firm promotes when the senior leave. No go internal movement across departments

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more improvement


  8. "Quantitative Research Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with amazing people - best in the industry. Everyone (well almost) is sharp, reasonable and pleasure to work with. One learns a lot. Fast paced work environment. Some people burn out and leave, others adjust. Pay is good and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Many groups are working in silos. No way around this though.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is not very good at choosing middle management.


  9. "Work hard, play hard attitude but compensated well"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful facility, many perks; gym, amazing food (subsidized), good, smart, fun people.

    Cons

    High stress, a bit of a boys club

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training and opportunity to move within the firm


  10. "Great learning experiences but sub-par comp"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S A C Capital Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and management.
    fast paced

    Cons

    Comp not very competitive
    can be long days


  11. "Extremely valuable for those interested in financial services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    24-hr gym access
    Pantry filled with semi-healthy snacks
    People are extremely helpful and nice
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Headquarters far from everything
    Not many company sponsored outings



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