Jane Street Employee Reviews about "interesting work"

Updated 20 Nov 2020

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Jane Street Managing Director Sandor Lehoczky
Sandor Lehoczky
70 Ratings
Pros
  • "OCaml, interesting problems, smart people(in 11 reviews)

  • "interesting work, collaborate culture, high pay, very reasonable management(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "very stressful as we had to work long hours(in 8 reviews)

  • "The intern projects weren't as closely tied to real traders' projects as I would have liked(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Intern"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jane Street

    Pros

    Great people, super interesting work.

    Cons

    Would have very little negative to say if anything at all.

  2. "Trading Intern"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Jane Street

    Pros

    Interesting work and bright people

    Cons

    Never wanted to leave the office


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    interesting work, collaborate culture, high pay, very reasonable management

    Cons

    no lunch break, hard to stand out among so many smart people

  4. Helpful (6)

    "It's a great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time

    Pros

    - Coworkers are helpful and smart. Everybody works hard and it feels like a team. - The work is interesting and challenging - The culture is one of humilty and friendliness, not big egos - The office and perks are amazing - We have strong ethical guidelines and stay away from gray areas that other financial firms would take advantage of - Everyone is treated fairly

    Cons

    - Can be a bit secretive at times, especially about pnl, though less than many other firms in this space

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Business Development Intern"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jane Street

    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers, thorough and intense training (you really don't need to know anything going in about finance), very high pay (news to you, I'm sure), decent hours, interesting work... it's pretty great!

    Cons

    - If you're a woman, you are likely to be at least lonely and at worst not taken seriously by the boys club. - The snack bar is deadly. - Most people aren't particularly cheerful, but hey, it's NYC. - The attitude towards money is silly, especially among the interns; people are always making frivolous bets and blowing money on dinners, etc. - The "summer seminars" toggle between the partners giving thinly veiled sermons and the who's who of the usual NYC cynics, who impress everyone with how many things they reject. If you ever wondered about the meaning of the proverb, "A rich man is wise in his own eyes," look no further. - Beware the golden handcuffs -- if you come here, you'll get accustomed to a standard of living that will be all but impossible to give up if you ever want to do something else.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jane Street

    Pros

    Everyone is very smart and interesting. The salaries are fantastic, the work is interesting, its a great company.

    Cons

    I loved it there, no issues.

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "interesting"

    4.0
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    I worked at Jane Street

    Pros

    great pay, work life balance, very intellectual, challenging, and interesting work. Laid back environment, lots of food around. employees are happy

    Cons

    pretty intense competitively, nerdy culture. your social currency is your intelligence and mathematical aptitude to some extent. lacking good management

  8. Helpful (12)

    "A very unique company you might have never heard of, depend on what circle you're in"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jane Street full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company culture is definitely its best feature. An amazingly humble bunch of people with great work ethics and a fair bit of quirkiness. These are the only people in the finance industry I would ever consider working with. Also, the work is interesting and the pay is really good.

    Cons

    It's high energy enough that some more vacation might be nice.

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