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  1. "Best firm I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandler O'Neill full-time

    Pros

    Sandler O'Neill is a great firm to work for. People here are really top notch.

    Cons

    Not much to say really


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandler O'Neill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Intense culture, high pressure, demanding

  3. "Great culture and competitive pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandler O'Neill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful tight knit community, solid leadership, entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Less "institutionalized" HR and some benefits are lacking in comparison


  4. "Solid Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very nice and easy to work with; "Coach" runs an incredible intern program with a fantastic speaker series. You will learn more from him than from anyone else you ever meet in your life, outside of maybe your parents.

    Cons

    Because of the small staff and small internship class, work is oftentimes unstructured and therefore can be hard to come by at times. Nonetheless, you are still expected to stay in the office very late, even if you don't have any work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Try to organize the actual work part of the internship better - there were too many times where I had no work and was just sitting there waiting to do something.


  5. "CTO is insecure micro manager"

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

    I worked at Sandler O'Neill full-time

    Pros

    Pay is OK, seems to be good company outside of IT

    Cons

    CTO has no idea what he's doing, "manages" (if I can even use the term) reactively and by fear only. Micro manages IT as if we were an assembly line at a factory, does not invest in training and there is absolutely no work from home (only if doing overtime) even though that is not the case for the company as a whole

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of him


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sandler O'Neill full-time

    Pros

    This is an excellent firm to work at. Everyone - for the most part - is very friendly and collegial. It is a great place to start your career because - while you will work hard - good work will be rewarded and promoted from within. It is a best in breed boutique.

    Cons

    It is a small firm, so resources can - at times - be constrained. It can be a somewhat political environment.


  7. "vice president"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sandler O'Neill full-time

    Pros

    dominant in the depository sector

    Cons

    environment is too political at times

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Amazing place that has a culture that has a great history and culture. Very smart people and you get so much experience right away.

    Cons

    Same downsides of any small company. Not a big deal.


  9. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sandler O'Neill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Firm has a strong niche in the community banking space.

    Cons

    Difficult to be a fixed income institutional sales person because the firm commits no capital to the space. If you don't have rock solid relationships your production will suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of reviewing and managing institutional accounts, especially amongst the total rate of return sales force.


  10. "Sandler Oneill summer intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and really nice people. Everybody is happy to help and you can approach upper management. Really good culture and people treat each other like family.

    Cons

    It is small so there isn't as much of a formal internship process. You have to be able to find your own work and be able to ask people for their time or help.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to set up a better mentorship program for the interns. Or make the program rotational, so that you get exposure to different things.


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