Two Sigma Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2020

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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
71 Ratings
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  • "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. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - More Silicon Valley than Wall Street - Very collaborative environment and the people are great - Treat employees very well

    Cons

    - Need to do a better job at leadership development in engineering - Getting a little bloated and less efficient - Maybe losing its competitive edge

    Two Sigma2020-06-05
  2. "Good but large"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    * great people * good tech-first culture

    Cons

    increasingly bureaucratic as it scales up

    Two Sigma2020-05-27
  3. "good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Work is very interesting! And the culture is much better than other places I've worked at.

    Cons

    This is true for almost all quant finance jobs -- people usually don't share details of their work.

    Two Sigma2020-05-04
  4. "Great place"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Research 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work to life ratio Good perks

    Cons

    Too competitive Many times you won’t be able to work

    Two Sigma2020-04-05
  5. "Overall a great place to be"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer() 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

    Good wlb People are friendly Compensations seems fair

    Cons

    Growing pains lead to bad software stack in many cases Compensation not as competitive as other firms in the industry if not adjusting for wlb

    Two Sigma2020-04-03
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Some policies are strange"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, relatively decent compensation (even if not top), good place to start and learn, then move on.

    Cons

    Strange policies regarding sharing of information among groups. Successful groups' IP is leaked to others, creating awkward situations, management is sometimes too disengaged.

    Two Sigma2020-03-15
  7. "politics heavy place"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Comp and work/life balance are good.

    Cons

    depends on the team you are in, it can have a lot of office politics. The research side of the house is so secretive, a good way to survive is to keep your mouth shut.

    Two Sigma2020-02-28
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Still the best hedge fund to work at... for now"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and culture; competitive compensation packages

    Cons

    Growing pains injecting previously unseen layers of bureaucracy into the company. Performance has been lagging recently.

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    Two Sigma2020-02-15
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible place to work - best in finance and on par with Google/FB"

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

    Culture: do great work, work with incredibly intelligent and talented people, and importantly, no wall street culture. By that I mean people do not have the delusion that overwork or self-sacrifice is a heroic quality, or source of success for the firm. Hiring the smartest people, and setting very high expectations for them is much more important. You're not expected to work 100 hours per week, but you are expected to have the most intelligent work product in the industry.

    Cons

    Small-ish company - you have to be comfortable being patient when looking for career growth opportunities

    Two Sigma2020-01-06
  10. "A very positive place to work"

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

    Work-life balance is excellent; you're surrounded by smart people who are willing to teach you; excellent benefits; commitment to learning with speaker series, reimbursement for conferences, tuition, etc.

    Cons

    Transitioning from a small company to a medium-sized company has resulted in some growing pains

    Two Sigma2020-01-06
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