Two Sigma Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2021

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4.3
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Two Sigma Co-Chairmen David Siegel and John Overdeck (no image)
David Siegel and John Overdeck
90 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. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Good company overall, I loved it

      Oct 26, 2020 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Perk, salary, good life and work balance

      Cons

      Not much really, great company, I loved it.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A great place to work

      Jun 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Smart, but humble nerds (including both founders), strong corporate culture, excellent compensation and benefits.

      Cons

      Office politics became a thing as the company grew, used by the proliferating middle management aspiring to higher ranks. Corporate culture started deteriorating. Harder to get a feeling of belonging within a company of 1600+ employees.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very good company

      Jul 6, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Overall company impressively well-run and managed Lots of resources/opportunities to learn. Culture is a core part of the company and expressed everywhere (hiring, upper management, promotions) Focus on results and employee growth vs at cost of employee growth. Work-life balance (off hours/weekends are truly off, I do not to install work email/slack on my phone).

      Cons

      Bias toward in-office: rather than figuring out how do we collaborate better remotely strategy appears to be around office focus. Restrictions on personal investments and outside activities.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A good place to retire

      Jul 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      - smart people - ok salaary - good wlb

      Cons

      - politics - bad company fund performance

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very good Company

      Jun 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Brilliant people to work with, competitive package

      Cons

      work-life balance sometimes not good

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent For a Finance Company, But There Are Better Jobs For Engineers Elsewhere

      Mar 25, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      There are some very intelligent people here that you can learn a lot from. The benefits are pretty good, but the base salaries leave something to be desired.

      Cons

      A lot of people are condescending and not helpful. Outdated tech stack with a ton of stuff built internally. This means that the skills you learn (ie working with their build system) wont translate to your next job. Impossible to work with internal mobility process. Super slow, people make it impossible to move by making you endure entire days of interviews like it's still 2016 and they have their choice of FB/GOOG/AMZN employees to choose from. At that point you might as well just look externally. They claim it's an easy process, but it is anything but. Unless you end up on the right team, there's a good chance the work wont be super interesting. General thanklessness/rudeness towards people who manage tooling and things of that like.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Culture & bureaucracy hurting progress & growth

      May 11, 2021 - Systems Engineer 
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      Pros

      People are generally nice, very polite with one another. Benefits are quite generous

      Cons

      There's a lot of internal politics. Hard work doesn't pay off. There's a lot of internal maneuver you need to manage in order to be "successful". It is extremely difficult to grow or learn new things, as a lot of the time is dedicated to resolve internal bureaucratic issues

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      not bad

      Jun 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      people are nice, good work life balance

      Cons

      tbh a lot of the work can be boring/unapplicable elsewhere. don't feel challenged at times

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great, Relaxed Company

      Mar 9, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
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      Pros

      * Solid pay (lower among its ilk) * Good work life balance * Good people skill development

      Cons

      * Pay is lower than many peers * Senior management is hired externally rather than promoted internally * Much of the employee expansion is sub-optimally planned and has been put to work on tools and products that don't end up moving the needle

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Apr 5, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good compensation, company invests in employees' training, very good health insurance, free snacks, employees at all levels have a voice, management cares about work life balance, friendly people, very smart people, great values

      Cons

      Technical debt (but not worse than most other companies)

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