Perception of HFT firms

Nutanix PKgs18
Sep 10 7 Comments

Considering an interview with Two Sigma. I know that the comp is great and WLB is terrible. I want to know how these companies are perceived in SV. Is having them on your resume equivalent to FANG? Will there be good exit opportunities to work at Big Tech companies (Bay Area or Seattle) after 2 or 3 years?

Trying to understand whether it'll be a good thing to have on my resume.

TC : 180K
YOE: 2

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 7 Comments
  • Credit Karma ckgogo
    Two Sigma >>>> Amazon.

    FNG and Two Sigma have roughly equal prestige with Two Sigma probably having the highest floor talent wise.

    That being said, when going to tech from quant finance, you may find the skills don’t translate as well as if you were in tech the entire time. This also works in the other direction.

    TLDR: Two Sigma very good to have on resume.
    Sep 10 0
  • Google jimmy2222
    TS is known for good WLB at least as far as quant firms go.
    Sep 10 0
  • Facebook paidboi
    Two Sigma doesn’t pay that well - similar to FB/G for E4+. There are HFT’s/prop firms paying way more.
    Sep 10 2
    • Nutanix PKgs18
      OP
      Got it. But what about that sector as a whole? I'm concerned about exit opportunities to big tech companies in SV .
      Sep 10
    • Schonfeld / Eng
      9527

      Schonfeld Eng

      PRE
      Intel, morganstanley, citadel, etrade
      BIO
      coding monkey
      9527more
      Are you looking to do quant dev work or infrastructure? There can be a huge difference in pay. HFT is dead.
      Sep 10
  • Facebook / Eng mturtle
    The WLB is only bad at some HFT companies. Citadel is the most notorious. Some are really good.
    Sep 10 1
    • Schonfeld / Eng
      9527

      Schonfeld Eng

      PRE
      Intel, morganstanley, citadel, etrade
      BIO
      coding monkey
      9527more
      Citadel Securities WLB is not that bad, the hedge side is horrible.
      Sep 10