What sort of questions they ask? what to practise? assume data engineer, quant dev. Also what is range tc? Any such opportunities in bay area or sf?
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- BlackRock xfs312If you like tech and engineering, don’t do it. Finance company only want the work done, in tech companies you really enjoy the tech part.
- don't commit career suicide.
you will be slave of business and you will feel like working for BPO if on support. Rule of these companies: Don't touch the code base if it's somehow working.
I have been trying to get out of finance for year long and finally getting out of it.
- FutureAdvisor LJvg50Funny that I see another BlackRock employee saying that they only want the work done. I work there, and it must depend on your team, because there are good ones too.
Obviously businesses are businesses, and so you have to do work, but if you enjoy doing quality work, there are absolutely opportunities to enjoy your job.
- Let’s say it’s not about BlackRock and it’s more of a general advice. I worked for a tech company before and I know what I mean. It’s just an honest advice. And I don’t think you got what I meant. Yes, work is work and it got to be done, but if you care about engineering this will be done and discussed in a different way :)
- Fintech is an up and coming hot area for tech that has been lacking innovation for years. It is finally getting the technical and investment attention it needs. Could be some awesome opportunity in FinTech, but maybe you were thinking more traditional finance when you asked?
- If in tech (assuming you are a science background person), you move to finance, you'll just be someone serving the trader or sales big shots and you'll be doing their bidding everyday. I was a quant in an ibank and moved from trading floor to tech. Don't think I'm going back anytime soon unless the pay less friggin good (I'm assuming you are going into an ibank)
- Goldman Sachs fake engineerDon't do it unless you're going to be "front office" at a top quant shop paying well above market. Think Citadel, or one of the well known HFT firms. All the banks pay like crap and have horrible tech. If employees are complaining about pay on glass door run away (e.g. AQR).