Point72 Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated Aug 2, 2021

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Point72 Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Steven A. Cohen (no image)
Steven A. Cohen
70 Ratings
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  • "You get to work with smart people(in 24 reviews)

  • "great place to work at with benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and long days and sometimes you have to work weekends(in 18 reviews)

  • "Non existing work - life balance(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Challenging Asset Management/Hedge Fund

      Aug 2, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Entrepreneurial and fast paced environment, lots of smart people to work with

      Cons

      No employee loyalty with rapid hiring and layoffs are routine. No clear multi-year strategic plan

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great firm in theory but meh in practice

      Mar 31, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really great facilities and benefits Nice, friendly, and generally good and smart people Lots of resources to do your job well Interesting work Great name Casual and pretty entrepreneurial environment

      Cons

      Comp FAR below competitors Limited growth, how much you grow or if you’re ever promoted really just depends on if the right people like you Pretty political Steve essentially pits the various businesses against each other which leads to a pretty unhealthy culture IMO A lot of management is a joke HR is a joke Very little job security, people are fired left and right with what seems like no rhyme or reason Impossible to get anything done, teams are generally very resistant to change and getting people on the same page

      6 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Nov 20, 2020 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people who work hard

      Cons

      e pluribus unum pi r squared

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good investment team

      Oct 21, 2020 - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good compensation, convenient & flexible location, smart people around

      Cons

      Not very good culture; a lot of pressure from peers

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great pay and benefits

      Oct 12, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to work with smart people

      Cons

      Lots of management changes Work life balance is not a priority

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice place but difficult

      Aug 30, 2020 - Trader in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good, smart people. Lots of resources.

      Cons

      Have to produce the P&L, but that's the case everywhere.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Better places to start your HF career

      Aug 13, 2020 - Research Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people, steep learning curve, good resources

      Cons

      Tons of turnover, traders not investors, siloed into a multimanager model for life

      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Smart people, reliant on your PM

      Aug 12, 2020 - Research Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice Office, Smart people, Vast resources

      Cons

      Experience reliant on your PM. This can be good or bad One of the least diverse places I have worked

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Research Intern

      Oct 1, 2019 - Research Intern in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fast Paced, Smart people everywhere

      Cons

      Cut throat, lots of ego everywhere

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good training

      Apr 18, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Firm has very good training, colleagues are helpful and very smart people

      Cons

      Hours are quite long and idea generation velocity is high

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