Two Sigma Reviews

Updated 1 Jul 2020

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Two Sigma Co-Chairmen David Siegel and John Overdeck (no image)
David Siegel and John Overdeck
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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. "Decent"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Solid professional development and collaboration

    Cons

    Long hours and little work life balance

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, smart people but lacks culture and heavily siloed"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated extremely well. Health insurance is top notch. Company events are extremely well thought out and organized. External learning and development are heavily encouraged and reimbursed.

    Cons

    Lack of culture (which is common for a large company). Socializing does not happen organically. Most people put in their 9-5 and go home. Difficult to grow. Bureaucratic promotion process. Divisions are heavily siloed, so much that teams that work with each other on a recurring basis don’t even know the full scope of each other’s responsibilities.

  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • 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

  4. "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

  5. "good place to work"

    5.0
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    • 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.

  6. "Great place"

    5.0
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    • 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

  7. "Overall a great place to be"

    5.0
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    • 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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Some policies are strange"

    3.0
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    • 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.

  9. "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.

  10. Helpful (3)

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

    4.0
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    • 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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