I'm interested in working in finance (hedge funds, hft), but I'd like the culture to be more a techie one - laptops, occasional remote work, open internet, to be able to set up my work environment the way it suits me etc, but still have it be successful, talented people. from what I read online Two sigma seems to have that sort of work environment, could you confirm? what others are there with the same mindset? could you share your experience?
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- Chase allows remote, depending on your manager preferences. Laptops for some teams. And we have some cool locations. You have the other side too, as a bank heavy regulations, no open internet.
- Moody's Analytics is relatively flexible for remote 1-2 days a week; tech stack is newer than what I expected before joining. We also have an in-house accelerator
- We probably have better culture than certain SV big names, from what I've read here. We are tech driven, collaborative and try to avoid toxic internal competitive tendencies.
As for WFH, developers can do that from time to time (traders typically can't), and if you're good and have special circumstances you can work from home for extended periods of time.
- Someone from FAANG who does well in our interviews likely gets competitive offers.
For senior comp it's hard to say for the high end, because we IPO'd only 4 years ago and people senior enough for that should have done very well. For someone who thrives as an IC and are a good culture fit, I'm pretty sure they can grow much more quickly in Virtu than in a place like FB or G where the promotion structure gets in the way.Oct 17 1
- BB&T has been really flexible for me with remote work, WLA, etc. You’d just probably have to wait until after our merger for us to be hiring again
- ASSURANCE ImAHslaBbyAssurance, IQ in Bellevue (soon to be Seattle) is an InsurTech platform that was just acquired by Prudential for $3.5B last month. In the financial products sector but certainly not on the level of finance you’re talking about. Assurance is about bringing comprehensible products to the middle class in a way that is still high profit.