Overall Company Rating
3.9 of 5 stars (298 Ratings)

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4 Stars (139)
3 Stars (67)
2 Stars (12)
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Displaying 1-10 of 139 Employee Reviews

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refreshing but pressure to meet expectaions

4.3 of 5 stars

Executive in Sales & Trading | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

culture / streamlined / meritocracy

Executive in Equity Capital Markets

4.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People, Client Interface Opportunity

Well connected with hustle

4.3 of 5 stars

Other in Equity Research | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Professional and not unreasonable

Downers

Face time required

Advice to Candidates

A job that requires a baseline level of passion for it

Trying to be bulge bracket

4.3 of 5 stars

Experienced in Sales & Trading | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Interesting work

Downers

Unlear client coverage relationships

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Cowen has a great culture and provides analysts an early opportunity to take interact with clients. The firm has significantly grown and improved its investment banking team as well.

Downers

Often overlooked due to lack of name brand

Consumer/retail research powerhouse; leading luxury goods franchise

4.4 of 5 stars

Executive in Equity Research | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Innovation in consumer/retail sector, Growth opportunity, collaborative firm culture, focus on equity research

Advice to Candidates

Great environment for self-starters; ability to get promoted quickly upon performance

Poised for the future

4.3 of 5 stars

Executive | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture & market share growth opportunity

Downers

compensation & communication

Advice to Candidates

Quality of life is important. The environment reminds me of the desk relationships I had in the 80's when you were a team and had each others backs

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture

Cowen family member

4.4 of 5 stars

Experienced in Private Wealth Management/Private Banking | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

I love the people I work with, what we do and the research resources of Cowen

Downers

The service levels from our back office are embarrasingly bad

Advice to Candidates

Cowen is a great place to work and you will be treated well. Don't bring your RIA business here.

Great culture, engaging work.

4.3 of 5 stars

Experienced in Equity Research | Boston, MA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great colleagues/culture, interesting/engaging work

Downers

Compensation

Advice to Candidates

Great culture - colleagues are largely supportive/friendly. Solid camaraderie. Compensation is fine, but could be better.

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