How's the WLB for SWE at Two Sigma? I heard in general hedge funds can be pretty stressful with long hours, but have seen a few anecdotes saying otherwise for 2S.
How does the WLB compare to FB and Google?
Also is there an Up or Out policy like at FB?
If you're an engineer in the back office you may work closer to 50 hours per week.
More generally speaking, work life balance at quantitative hedge funds is comparable to tech. A lot of people conflate hedge funds with other areas of finance (like banking), which is why you hear so many people (typically not in the industry) telling you the work life balance is poor. It's mostly not.
That being said, there are exceptions. Citadel is known for having a poorer work life balance overall. And you'll generally earn more and enjoy your work more by working in tech instead of the back office of a hedge fund.