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3.9 of 5 stars (192 Ratings)

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Displaying 21-30 of 192 Employee Reviews

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Experienced in Equity Capital Markets

3.7 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

New opportunities

Downers

its cold in our room

I've learned a lot and am very close with the people I work with regularly

3.3 of 5 stars

Entry-level | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people are easy to get along with and generally reasonable

Downers

Outside of healthcare, Cowen does not have the brand name to compete with many other more well-known firms.

Comments

You will have a lot of responsibility very early while working at Cowen. Those who are true self-starters can create great opportunities for themselves at Cowen and elsewhere after working at Cowen

Ramping Up the Learning Curve One Step at a Time

3.5 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Equity Research | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Friendly enviornment

Downers

Hours

Comments

Find out what your team dynamic is before accepting. You don't want to get stuck in a terrible group.

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

3.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture and opportunity

Downers

work life balance

Comments

Flat hierarchy; great learning prospects.

Executive in Equity Capital Markets

3.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture

Executive in Equity Research

3.6 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, Collaboration with other analysts, growth of the firm in general

Downers

Long hours, travel, location

Experienced in Equity Research

3.7 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

the firm culture

Downers

IT infrastructure is outdated

Executive in Sales & Trading

3.8 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

colleagues and nature of job

Downers

no 401k match for employees that exceed certain income level

Great place to start a career, learn and take on responsibility early on, becomes more difficult to carve out a niche as you reach mid level

3.3 of 5 stars

Experienced in Corporate Finance | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great culture, people don't take themselves too seriously, great place to learn

Downers

Junior team too lean support the number of senior bankers properly, junior team burns out and morale is low

Comments

Compensation is great and the firm is expanding, lean deal teams mean you learn a lot with a lot of responsibility from early on, small teams also means there are not enough resources for the projects that need to get done, some senior team members value quantity of active assignments over quality and ability to reach a successful close

Cowen has over-delivered in terms of experience and though is not a leader in compensation, has a fair compensation policy.

3.3 of 5 stars

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions | San Francisco, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Entrepreneurial culture, hard work pays off

Downers

Work / life balance

Comments

Cowen is focused on working with growth companies and has a clear plan to grow itself.