Going to on-site soon. Any insight on interview type or compensation? What should I expect during the interview? Never interviewed with a hedge fund before.
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- Apple CrackajackmoreThey’re a cult. If you don’t match their required personality you’re automatically rejected
- I have a friend who works there. They have have this mentality, which I’m sure you can google about, where basically if someone fucks up and you know. It’s your job to throw them under the bus. And if it’s found out that you knew and didn’t fuck them over. It’s your ass on the chopping block. This doesn’t apply to just production issues. This mentality flows down all the way to the meetings. If you accidentally make a dumb comment you will be ridiculed.
- 300k is the standard package. You could get up to 600k as a senior engineer. If you get a director position, you are paid a million.
- I used to recruit for them ten years ago. They have this culture where they say it is flat, but it is not. If you challenge anything, you are gone. They keep a log of mistakes. And the recruiting team is horrible. It's like the palantir of the east coast. Their interview process is also exceptionally morbid. You'll be asked ridiculous questions just to see how you react and if you will actually stand up for yourself. It's just a bad culture.
- Did an on-site with them and it was pretty bizarre. My background is obviously technical, but they thought I was an mba, and routed me through an mba loop.
Started with an on-site at a hotel, which involved a group interview and a behavioral 1-1 in a suite. Then they switched my track and just put me in a taxi to go their actual campus. Talked to like the most junior guy ever while they figured out what they were doing. Got asked a question like how would promote a 10000 concert in a few days. People didn’t seem that weird though.
- I had offer from them.... interview was one kind of a experience!!! expect a lot of behavioral questions.. generally for those type of questions you probably need to say totally opposite than you generally would say for other companies... be very bold and open... read Ray's principles carefully... they follow those principles every single day.. pay is pretty good though if you can deal with their cult culture.. it's not for everyone
- Most people get 0 promotion in 10 years. You may double your pay now but 10 years later, you will be paid a third of what you deserve.
- Great company to work for! Be open minded and know they care about how you think, not what you did. - I worked there
- Contract wasn't renewed lol. I was only there for a specific project. BW will always pay more. But it's mandatory to be onsite last I checked. Look if you can't handle giving a presentation and someone blurting out that you might be wrong and needing to defend your work right then and there... it's not for you. If you don't have the balls to call out your Skip's manager.... it's not for you. If you can't learn to NOT trust co-worker because they may be the enemy, It's not for you. If you can't handle the mandatory 10+ hour day requirements + increases in that requirement based on your level... it's not for you. If you can't understand that your responsibility is not your managers or your subordinates (I.e. Your manager can't dictate how something gets done if it isn't their responsibility), it's not for you. If you can't process (machines) your activity and you do everything adhoc.... you will fail miserably.
Also for fun you should read Ray Dalio's book Principles.
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