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Updated Jul 31, 2018

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Two Sigma Co-Chairmen David Siegel and John Overdeck (no image)
David Siegel and John Overdeck
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  • "As Two Sigma grows into a medium-sized entity, there are some growing pains(in 8 reviews)

  • "There's still some red-tape around getting environmental changes approved(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work. Open to pursue your own ideas.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Needs to update technology infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring good people

    Two Sigma2014-10-18
  2. Helpful (35)

    "Politics, politics, politics...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good/decent, benefits are amazing. Perks are really good (gym, free food, all the snacks in the kitchen, etc). Lots of smart people walking around that are mostly humble and will answer your questions. Complex environment but you can and probably will learn a lot in a relatively short amount of time.

    Cons

    The usual corporate bureaucracy and politics. As Two Sigma grows into a medium-sized entity, there are some growing pains. Limited upward mobility depending on your management chain (they essentially shut down a partnering project with a chance for me to transfer to that team). Depending on your engineering area, work/life balance can be bad. Mixed use of proprietary technology and open-source. The proprietary... stuff could hurt your marketability. Did I mention all the politics and corporate red tape around everything?

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    Advice to Management

    Lay off the politics to allow your engineers to get the work done and advance in the company. Treating them with respect and taking their input into consideration when making big changes for the team would be much appreciated.

    Two Sigma2018-08-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, exciting future ahead"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma

    Pros

    +Great benefits +Internal mobility encouraged +Location (Soho!) +Extremely low voluntary turnover rate, once people get here, they want to stay +Collaborative culture (minimal offices, no cubicles)

    Cons

    -Growing pains due to rapid expansion--some managers have been promoted into positions that they're not necessarily prepared for due to their institutional knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Keep the selection process rigorous, uphold high standards in hiring that have made us successful thus far

    Two Sigma2015-11-01
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