Two Sigma Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2021

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4.4
88%
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99%
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Two Sigma Co-Chairmen David Siegel and John Overdeck (no image)
David Siegel and John Overdeck
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people with high level of intellectual curiosity as their main motivation(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great work-life balance and flexible hours(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains injecting previously unseen layers of bureaucracy into the company(in 11 reviews)

  • "Growing pains of small company rapidly growing(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good company overall, I loved it"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perk, salary, good life and work balance

    Cons

    Not much really, great company, I loved it.

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a fantastic company full of very bright and kind people

    Cons

    Unclear how much flexibility there will be in terms of work from home


  3. "Large, innovative company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovation, People, Benefits, Balance, Community

    Cons

    Career development [need to self-direct career]

  4. Helpful (2)

    "A top tier place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Hours are very fair especially for financial services industry - Smart and conscientious coworkers who want to help you succeed - Data science pro: quants are front and center in the business model, their work directly drives investment decisions

    Cons

    - Intellectual property constraints limit exposure to other smart people you could otherwise learn and grow from - Recent "gains" in diversity are small and inconsistent across divisions - Lack of structure when it comes to people management- probably works great sometimes but I have found it challenging.

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  5. COVID-19

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really smart and considerate people with a great culture. Been very supportive in the pandemic environment.

    Cons

    It's hard to interact with people outside your immediate team during the pandemic.

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  6. "Great place to get your start"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - good pay, benefits - flexible role, you can make it what you want in many ways

    Cons

    - a lot of turnover - few growth opportunities

  7. "Avoid at all cost"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Terrible management. Racial discrimination. Cannot think of anything good to say.

    Cons

    Terrible discrimination, bullying and hazing.

  8. "Lots of independence"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant and humble coworkers Challenging infra problems

    Cons

    no free food when in person

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  9. "Found my last company for the rest of my career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A big company feel for technology and benefits, a small company feel for personal reach and compassion

    Cons

    No published org chart available, hard to know what area people are in

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  10. "great environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher 

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    smart and nice coworkers; supportive manager; great wlb

    Cons

    learning curve on some internal tools

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