Point72 Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 20 Nov 2020

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Point72 Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Steven A. Cohen (no image)
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34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good compensation, convenient & flexible location, smart people around(in 22 reviews)

  • "Takes care of their employees, great benefits(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours happen often, but should be expected in this kind of a business(in 12 reviews)

  • "On Cubist side, the chance of research analyst become a PM is quite slim(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Smart people who work hard

    Cons

    e pluribus unum pi r squared

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good investment team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation, convenient & flexible location, smart people around

    Cons

    Not very good culture; a lot of pressure from peers


  3. "Great pay and benefits"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with smart people

    Cons

    Lots of management changes Work life balance is not a priority

  4. "Nice place but difficult"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point72 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good, smart people. Lots of resources.

    Cons

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

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Better places to start your HF career"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, steep learning curve, good resources

    Cons

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, reliant on your PM"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Point72 full-time

    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Research Intern"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point72 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Smart people everywhere

    Cons

    Cut throat, lots of ego everywhere

  8. "Good training"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hours are quite long and idea generation velocity is high

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    Quick moving company filled with smart people

    Cons

    Can feel a bit siloed between business units

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Point72 full-time

    Pros

    super smart people to work with a stimulating environment

    Cons

    super dynamic structure often leads to redundancy

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