AQR Capital Management Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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AQR Capital Management Founding & Managing Principal Cliff Asness, Ph.D. (no image)
Cliff Asness, Ph.D.
76 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance could be better (although it is great for finance)(in 9 reviews)

  • "Bad location, sometimes long hours(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Working on cutting edge technology. Amazing environment to learn. Good work culture."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I am working on cutting edge technologies at AQR. There are ample opportunities to learn new technologies. The interactions with global teams have helped me build on my domain expertise. and also present my ideas. The team is very friendly and I got a lot of support from my team members. Compensation and benefits are best in the industry. The office setup is vibrant and we have free breakfast, lunch and evening snacks :)

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

  2. "Wonderful work culture and employee benefits. Been with AQR for more than a year. Work life balance at its best."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    AQR provies lot of new opportunities for employees to learn, grow and develop. The technical managers are always open to make one understand the new upcoming technologies. Lots of opportunities to connect with the AQR Global team. Free food and very good medical insurance facility.

    Cons

    Nothing which I can think of


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture , employee friendly policies"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    AQR India has built it's presence in india 2 yrs back. Employee benefits are best in the industry. Culture is open...managers are very technical and hands on. It's wonderful to work with very smart and talented employees. Ive had a great career with AQR India so far and plan to stay here for many years.

    Cons

    None..as such. The traffic in Bangalore is bad for everyone..it's the same for this office location

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible place to work"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Has a powerful reputation as an investment management firm.

    Cons

    No vision. No growth. No trust. Frequent layoffs. Crappy technology.

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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Review"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good comp, complete ownership of work, can learn a lot

    Cons

    No management whatsoever, random firing

  6. "Great work culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Researcher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Great place for learning. Very collaborative and academic environment.

    Cons

    Compensation upside can be limited

  7. "Collaborative Culture"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Leaders in quant investing and research

    Cons

    Commute from NYC - unreliable MetroNorth

  8. "Academic work environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very academic, low stress, not competitive, friendly

    Cons

    Slow paced (long term research projects)

  9. "Great company to work for, the people and the culture are top notch"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Management in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment, ability to contribute at every level, great work / life balance

    Cons

    No cons to share at this time

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, People, Volunteering, Work/Life balance

    Cons

    There really aren't many - every company/role has it's downside and even though I was laid off as part of downsizing, I still think of them in the highest regard

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