what finance companies have a tech culture?

New xjvp34
Oct 10 46 Comments

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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TOP 46 Comments
  • Bank of America veVs08
    Not BofA... That's the opposite of BofA
    Oct 10 0
  • Airbnb woosh
    HRT, Jane Street are two that come to mind!
    Oct 10 2
    • New xjvp34
      OP
      janestreeters get laptops and possibility of occasional remote? didnt know that, thanks!
      Oct 10
    • Google sweforhire
      No remote at JS from what I've heard.
      Oct 10
  • Goldman Sachs / Eng
    TimCook๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    Goldman Sachs Eng

    PRE
    eBay
    TimCook๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜ฉmore
    Not Goldman Sachs
    Oct 10 2
    • BlackRock GJTEVF
      Even for Marquee?
      Oct 12
    • Goldman Sachs / Eng
      ExA

      Goldman Sachs Eng

      PRE
      eBay
      ExAmore
      Not even for Marquee lmao.
      Oct 12
  • Jump Trading / Eng
    bUTP41

    Jump Trading Eng

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    Facebook
    bUTP41more
    HRT, Jump, Two Sig come to my mind
    Oct 10 0
  • Chase DaimeJimon
    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.
    Oct 10 2
    • Chase MidtownUni
      I feel like the only cool locations are Hudson Yard and Palo Alto office
      Oct 10
    • Chase DaimeJimon
      I didnt say they were a lot! LOL!
      Oct 10
  • Deutsche Bank xVEu42
    Capital one
    Oct 10 0
  • Finastra HKsN65
    I would look into Robinhood, they seem to be forward thinking.
    Oct 10 0
  • Moody's nightSun
    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
    Oct 10 2
    • Bank of America Yaab78
      Recommended for product people?
      Oct 10
    • Moody's nightSun
      What do you expect to work on? Our products are all 2B
      Oct 10
  • BlackRock GJTEVF
    BlackRock and Blomberg as well
    Oct 10 2
    • Voya / Finance
      Blind867

      Voya Finance

      PRE
      Voya Financial
      Blind867more
      But Bloomberg is wither CS or Tech, with no coverage of CFA or anything
      Oct 10
    • Barclays PLC mothepro
      BlackRock does not seem to pay anywhere near as Bloomberg does for engineering...
      Oct 10
  • The Voleon Group / Eng mcFS03
    Voleon
    Oct 10 0
  • American Express / Eng j76fg2
    Stay away from amex
    Oct 10 4
    • Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC 2NxtLvl
      Could you provide some details?
      Oct 10
    • American Express / Eng j76fg2
      Terrible culture, politics above all, useless projects that you write in two weeks, spend three months getting around red tape, and the rest of the year promoting for performance review
      Oct 10
    • Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC 2NxtLvl
      Is this any location specific or all of amex?
      Oct 10
    • American Express / Eng j76fg2
      All amex, worked with ny and Phoenix and known entire high performers to leave
      Oct 10
  • Virtu Financial ysxU87
    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.
    Oct 12 2
    • Google / Eng cigsinside
      What is TC like at Virtu?
      Oct 16
    • Virtu Financial ysxU87
      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
  • BB&T has been really flexible for me with remote work, WLA, etc. Youโ€™d just probably have to wait until after our merger for us to be hiring again
    Oct 10 2
    • *WLB not WLA, my bad
      Oct 10
    • Booz Allen Hamilton / IT girls
      Woke life arrangement โ„ข
      Oct 10
  • Bridgewater Associates MLM59
    BW is one day/week remote, laptops, but not your own setup at work & not open internet. Definitely a lot of successful talented people. Dm for referral / questions etc
    Oct 15 0
  • New / Product
    cryptodes

    New Product

    PRE
    Yahoo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Nokia, Extreme Networks
    cryptodesmore
    BitMEX(SF) has a pretty good culture. Open, transparent, merit driven.
    Oct 10 0
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance / Eng swdude
    Liberty Mutual has the Boston Tech Hub... Private WeWork office with a very strong dev/tech culture
    Oct 10 0
  • ASSURANCE ImAHslaBby
    Assurance, 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 youโ€™re talking about. Assurance is about bringing comprehensible products to the middle class in a way that is still high profit.
    Oct 10 1
    • Prudential / Design Fjiudh
      Welcome! Bring some culture on over with ya, ok? ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Oct 10
  • New / Mgmt
    scap1

    New Mgmt

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    Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch
    scap1more
    Blackrock comes to the top of my mind. However, most financial companies are hiring a lot out of tech. The culture is becoming kinder techie anyway.
    Oct 21 0
  • New xjvp34
    OP
    perhaps i missed it, but no one from 2 sigma actually gave their 2 cents from within?
    Oct 17 0
  • Intercontinental Exchange / Finance
    Travelguy1

    Intercontinental Exchange Finance

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    Fidelity Investments, BNY Mellon
    Travelguy1more
    ICE has solid culture, at least on my team we get laptops and flexible WFH whenever we need it. Plus the company offers unlimited paid sick days and free insurance which is amazing. Feel free to PM for questions or referrals.
    Oct 16 0

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