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Updated 22 October 2018
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  • "No cons really, had a lot of fun" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Long (but flexible) workday, main programming language (OCaml) is not widely used outside" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Quant"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in London, England
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with the most talented people.

    Cons

    I can't find any cons at all


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Trading Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice People, Intelligent lots of benefits

    Cons

    Bit geeky, very few girls

  3. Helpful (13)

    "Good place to work if you can get in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jane Street (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, resources, learning opportunities. Lots of opportunities to work on cool projects and develop skills. It's also resume gold. Every interview I've had since then has asked about my time at Jane Street.

    Cons

    Lots of egos, occasionally very difficult people to work with. Rooms filled with "the smartest person in the room." Competitive and at times very cut-throat environment. You will need

    Advice to Management

    The focus on mental math during the interview stage is ridiculous. Better candidates than me were filtered because they didn't spend time learning a skill that honestly isn't as important as it's made out to be.


  4. "Jane Street"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    Lovely people, the food is tasty and there's always something to be do. Everyone there is pretty young and they have a solid culture

    Cons

    Can get tiring, some days are pretty tedious but I guess it's the same with any job. Staring at screens burns your eyes

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say really, they let everyone do their thing. Everyone operates pretty independently and bureaucracy is absent


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A tough nut with a sweet kernel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    Amazing tech: stable, solid, innovative. Decent benefits and comp. Business model proven and effective.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get into, technologically and culturally. OCaml is a big stumbling block for discovery and self-learning on the job, Culture of "genius" (people pretending enormous intelligence by refusing to answer simple questions).

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the new-starter process and welcome procedure. Give proper OCaml courses. Encourage a culture of collegiality.


  6. "Trading Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High salary, challenging environment, fun

    Cons

    Intense workload, just an intern


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    Great people, and great stimulus to grow and learn new things.
    The food is amazing, and there is a decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Mobility within the firm is encouraged, but only between certain groups.

    Advice to Management

    Consider playing to some of the additional strengths of your employees.

  8. "Trading Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting work and bright people

    Cons

    Never wanted to leave the office


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation & People to work with, interesting problems to solve, work never becomes routine

    Cons

    Can't really think of any, but if you just like to be told what to do this is probably not the best place for you to look for as a good part of your progress will depend on your proactivity


  10. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    Supersmart people, enriching environment, lots of perks

    Cons

    really nothing to say here, just prepare for inferiority complex


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