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AQR Capital Management Reviews

Updated 23 Feb 2020

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AQR Capital Management Founding & Managing Principal Cliff Asness, Ph.D. (no image)
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Learn a lot, but awful management and extremely tough environment"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn a great amount about investment management, business development

    Cons

    -Awful management and senior leadership does not care about junior's happiness -Awful hours, really no work/life balance

    AQR Capital Management2019-04-09
  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people, good working environment

    Cons

    None come to mind right now.

    AQR Capital Management2020-02-23
  3. "VP"

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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, great people, collaboration encouraged, constructive feedback provided, free snacks, coffee, lunch/dinner, flexible schedule, lots of PTO and amazing benefits.

    Cons

    None to note, great place to work.

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    AQR Capital Management2020-02-21
  4. "Positive Culture - Dynamic Learning Environment - Evolve to the Next Level!"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Positive, dynamic culture working among the most talented and brilliant in the industry - Exceptional learning and collaborative environment - Opportunities for growth and development at every level - Excellent compensation and benefits - well above industry standard - Work/Life Balance highly encouraged - AQR Management perseveres through adversity with patience, optimism, humbleness, and transparency. The confidence, trust, and belief in their people and products sustains the Firm's commitment to excellence with integrity and authenticity in providing a world-class environment for their employees year after year since day one.

    Cons

    Potential weight gain = con - from all the FREE breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. However, AQR provides a monthly gym membership allowance = PRO!!!

    AQR Capital Management2020-02-11
  5. "Excellent Culture, People and Perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    - Perks are great - free lunch, 100% coverage on health benefits, packed pantry with snacks and drinks - People genuinely care about each other - managers / founders invest in personal and professional development (Quanta) - positive culture that encourages innovation and creativity - surrounded by highly intelligent people who take the time to teach others

    Cons

    - not much to note, commute to/from NYC

    AQR Capital Management2020-02-07
  6. "Positive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -small team set up that encourages collaboration and maximizes individual impact -encourages feedback -open communication from senior management -sense of community -senior leaders across the firm are approachable and open to new ideas -great environment for working moms

    Cons

    -nothing I can think of - I really enjoy working here

    AQR Capital Management2020-02-07
  7. "Great place to work - people, benefits, culture"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - very collaborative environment, people are open to and encourage new ideas - not a ton of red tape, its easy to get things over the line quickly and efficiently - warm and embracing culture for new joiners - not much hierarchy - open doors with senior management - lots of focus on leaning and development for employees

    Cons

    not much to add, have really enjoyed my experience so far.

    AQR Capital Management2020-02-07
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided

    Cons

    Everything else - poor hiring, poor learning opportunities, poor management, poor systems, poor talent, poor pay

    AQR Capital Management2020-02-10
  9. "Great experience, hard hours to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People and culture were among the things that stuck out

    Cons

    Long hours worked and commute were things that werent great

    AQR Capital Management2019-12-08
  10. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at AQR Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    smart and nice coworkers free food/drinks quiet work environment

    Cons

    Relatively low pay Not much interest in markets

    AQR Capital Management2019-11-13
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