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35 English questions out of 35

22 March 2021

What is health insurance like at Point72?

Pros

good health benefits prestigious brand 401k match

Cons

pays little compared to competitors

good health benefits

22 March 2021

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21 July 2019

Does Point72 offer healthcare cash plans?

Pros

You will gain a lot of experience in a fast paced environment. Health insurance is covered by the firm. You will learn (if you are thick skinned) how to handle challenging personalities

Cons

Office politics completely run the show. Unfortunately your performance is evaluated more on face time and who you know rather than actual performance and results. From the very top down ego, unprofessionalism, and prejudgice are apparent. I have seen more than one *higher up* physically throw things across a room. More and more people have left/are leaving after spending many years there, while newer hires aren't sticking around longer than a year or two. Make a mistake? You will have someone actually scream at you in an open seating location rather than a private discussion. Do great work for several years? You'll receive a minimal raise (if any) and watch them hire a junior colleague at a higher salary than your current. Aside from the dysfunctional leadership, basic processes are falling apart and becoming less main streamed. Zero communication between teams. Cutthroat within your own team. Point72 has become chaos.

Advice to Management

Stop letting the HR team sweep personnel complaints under the rug. Fix your issues instead of covering them up or ignoring them. Stop preaching about what a great firm culture you have and start living it.

Health insurance is covered by the firm.

21 July 2019

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22 March 2021

What is the retirement plan like at Point72?

Pros

good health benefits prestigious brand 401k match

Cons

pays little compared to competitors

401k match

22 March 2021

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30 April 2020

Does Point72 offer parental leave?

Pros

self driven independance good benefits

Cons

no career path/ high turn over

Advice to Management

more employee program

self driven independance good benefits

30 April 2020

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30 July 2019

Does Point72 offer life insurance?

Pros

Excellent benefits - insurance coverage + perks

Cons

Management team is arrogant. They are always right. When they made mistake, they will just keep quiet and pretend like it didn't happen. They like to set unrealistic goals. If an employee somehow managed to hit any of them, they will raise the bar immediately and ignore his/her achievement. . Performance appraisal is a joke. There is no shared visions from top to bottom. Everyone is walking in different direction. People at the lowest hierarchy have to work on competing requests from all direction. HR is not playing the right role to build a proper assessment process. Managers don't have a systematic way to evaluate their subordinates. . Team player will get hurt the most. Many people in the team will magnify your mistakes and embarrass you in front of management/team members/users. . No career path at all. You will be working on everything everyday, sometimes including weekend and public holidays. No job specialisation. You can only be a half-cooked data analyst/scientist who may not have an opportunity to work on any research project.

insurance coverage + perks

30 July 2019

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