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Updated 15 Mar 2020

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Two Sigma Co-Chairmen David Siegel and John Overdeck (no image)
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Some policies are strange"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    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.

    Two Sigma2020-03-15
  2. "A very positive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 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

    Work-life balance is excellent; you're surrounded by smart people who are willing to teach you; excellent benefits; commitment to learning with speaker series, reimbursement for conferences, tuition, etc.

    Cons

    Transitioning from a small company to a medium-sized company has resulted in some growing pains

    Two Sigma2020-01-06
  3. "About two sigma"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher 

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Working with many smart people

    Cons

    The company is too big

    Two Sigma2019-10-01
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great place for a quant researcher"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher 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

    1. Great work-life balance and flexible hours. 2. Smart people with high level of intellectual curiosity as their main motivation. 3. Great tech-company-like culture that values creative ideas from everyone. 4. Challenging and interesting work.

    Cons

    No major complaints yet.

    Two Sigma2019-08-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Smart people, no pressure for results"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hire smart people, good historical returns

    Cons

    No urgency for any productive results, Tons of politics especially in the engineering group.

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    Two Sigma2019-08-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Two Sigma for less than a year

    Pros

    smart people no expectation to work long hours great office culture frequent presentations from academia high exposure to upper management

    Cons

    slow development environment security can get in the way (non-trivial amount of time spent finessing the corporate proxy)

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    Two Sigma2018-10-28
  7. Helpful (36)

    "Politics, politics, politics...."

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

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good/decent, benefits are amazing. Perks are really good (gym, free food, all the snacks in the kitchen, etc). Lots of smart people walking around that are mostly humble and will answer your questions. Complex environment but you can and probably will learn a lot in a relatively short amount of time.

    Cons

    The usual corporate bureaucracy and politics. As Two Sigma grows into a medium-sized entity, there are some growing pains. Limited upward mobility depending on your management chain (they essentially shut down a partnering project with a chance for me to transfer to that team). Depending on your engineering area, work/life balance can be bad. Mixed use of proprietary technology and open-source. The proprietary stuff could hurt your marketability. Did I mention all the politics and corporate red tape around everything?

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    Two Sigma2018-08-01
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Two Sigma

    Pros

    Great compensation Pretty good benefits Really smart people who love to learn Some semblance of a work balance can be maintained

    Cons

    Really don't like the open environment. Sometimes it is very hard to concentrate Typical growing small company. Several people shouldn't be managers but are because they were good at other jobs

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    Two Sigma2016-12-25
  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Two Sigma

    Pros

    working with smart people; a hardcore data science company. work-life balance very good. 9-6 life. healthy re-org to address the need for growing

    Cons

    very dynamics. people from large companies may need sometime to do thing as a small one

    Two Sigma2016-12-24
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Tech-focused finance firm"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Two Sigma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours are very flexible. Benefits, perks and pay are quite competitive. Hiring standards are very high. I work with very smart people.

    Cons

    Technology is not always cutting edge. Bureaucracy and legacy software gets in the way of doing your job at times. Secrecy and lack of transparency create impediments.

    Two Sigma2016-05-02
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