Two Sigma Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2021

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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
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people with high level of intellectual curiosity as their main motivation(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great work-life balance and flexible hours(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Culture, Secrecy Around Comp

      Sep 14, 2021 - Quantitative Researcher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Engaging work Smart coworkers and managers Good WLB

      Cons

      Typical HF secrecy around comp, career progression

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Strong Dev Team

      Sep 25, 2020 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      With respect to the technicality of the work, it is very stimulating.

      Cons

      The people working here have astronomical potential to start their own businesses, they should rate themselves more.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great workplace

      Sep 18, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Super duper good awesome great

      Cons

      Really nothing to complain about

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to work for.

      Aug 8, 2021 - Quantitative Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Great People (Super smart and nice people) 2. Nice benefits 3. Company is open to doing unique research

      Cons

      1. Due to being in finance things can be very guarded.

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Decent Place to work

      Aug 11, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome work life balance, good culture, great people and environment

      Cons

      Career progression does seem slower compared to other competitor companies in quant finance

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good management, team-dependent

      Aug 17, 2021 - Quantitative Researcher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Academic environment, colleagues willing to help you. Good technology infrastructure which fosters a seamless research environment. That said, if you join, understand which team you'll be entering since it will have an impact on your upward mobility.

      Cons

      Siloed, many teams still hold many details of their work to themselves as is typical within the industry. Upper management seems hesitant to have employees return back to the office.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Strong technical talent, good place to work

      Jul 30, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with talented people Generally well managed Good work-life balance Relaxed atmosphere Managers are technically sophisticated Great mobility within the company

      Cons

      Very few checks on management authority - no 180 review, no peer feedback. Disputes with management feedback have no recourse. Advice - make sure you trust your manager. Sometimes it feels too laid back and no one is held accountable for serious issues. Bad managers aren't found and removed. Much of the trading technology is mature. You won't get to do much new development. TSS is a mess. Avoid it. They cannot find a vision that works.

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very good company

      Jul 6, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall company impressively well-run and managed Lots of resources/opportunities to learn. Culture is a core part of the company and expressed everywhere (hiring, upper management, promotions) Focus on results and employee growth vs at cost of employee growth. Work-life balance (off hours/weekends are truly off, I do not to install work email/slack on my phone).

      Cons

      Bias toward in-office: rather than figuring out how do we collaborate better remotely strategy appears to be around office focus. Restrictions on personal investments and outside activities.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A good place to retire

      Jul 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - smart people - ok salaary - good wlb

      Cons

      - politics - bad company fund performance

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    11. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A great place to work

      Jun 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart, but humble nerds (including both founders), strong corporate culture, excellent compensation and benefits.

      Cons

      Office politics became a thing as the company grew, used by the proliferating middle management aspiring to higher ranks. Corporate culture started deteriorating. Harder to get a feeling of belonging within a company of 1600+ employees.

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