Two Sigma Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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4.4
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Two Sigma Co-Chairmen David Siegel and John Overdeck (no image)
David Siegel and John Overdeck
39 Ratings
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  • "Growing pains injecting previously unseen layers of bureaucracy into the company(in 11 reviews)

  • "Growing pains of small company rapidly growing(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Overall a great place to be"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer() in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good wlb People are friendly Compensations seems fair

    Cons

    Growing pains lead to bad software stack in many cases Compensation not as competitive as other firms in the industry if not adjusting for wlb

  2. "Decent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Solid professional development and collaboration

    Cons

    Long hours and little work life balance

  3. "Great benefits, smart people but lacks culture and heavily siloed"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated extremely well. Health insurance is top notch. Company events are extremely well thought out and organized. External learning and development are heavily encouraged and reimbursed.

    Cons

    Lack of culture (which is common for a large company). Socializing does not happen organically. Most people put in their 9-5 and go home. Difficult to grow. Bureaucratic promotion process. Divisions are heavily siloed, so much that teams that work with each other on a recurring basis don’t even know the full scope of each other’s responsibilities.

  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - More Silicon Valley than Wall Street - Very collaborative environment and the people are great - Treat employees very well

    Cons

    - Need to do a better job at leadership development in engineering - Getting a little bloated and less efficient - Maybe losing its competitive edge

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Some policies are strange"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, relatively decent compensation (even if not top), good place to start and learn, then move on.

    Cons

    Strange policies regarding sharing of information among groups. Successful groups' IP is leaked to others, creating awkward situations, management is sometimes too disengaged.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Still the best hedge fund to work at... for now"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and culture; competitive compensation packages

    Cons

    Growing pains injecting previously unseen layers of bureaucracy into the company. Performance has been lagging recently.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Incredible place to work - best in finance and on par with Google/FB"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture: do great work, work with incredibly intelligent and talented people, and importantly, no wall street culture. By that I mean people do not have the delusion that overwork or self-sacrifice is a heroic quality, or source of success for the firm. Hiring the smartest people, and setting very high expectations for them is much more important. You're not expected to work 100 hours per week, but you are expected to have the most intelligent work product in the industry.

    Cons

    Small-ish company - you have to be comfortable being patient when looking for career growth opportunities

  8. "A very positive place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is excellent; you're surrounded by smart people who are willing to teach you; excellent benefits; commitment to learning with speaker series, reimbursement for conferences, tuition, etc.

    Cons

    Transitioning from a small company to a medium-sized company has resulted in some growing pains

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Salary"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Hardware Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and employee benefits.

    Cons

    Super competitive environment. Might got under review performance if not catching up with expectation.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative, people genuinely care about you - will stop doing what they are doing to help! Culture focuses on respecting one another and being nice. Very tolerant and accepting company Work is a mix of figuring out how to scale or adjust to growth while keeping the lights on AND building for the future. Managers care and give you the ability to try, fail and try again.

    Cons

    I would say it’s an overall good place to work.

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