Overall Company Rating
3.9 of 5 stars (194 Ratings)

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4 Stars (90)
3 Stars (49)
2 Stars (7)
1 Star (0)
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Displaying 1-10 of 90 Employee Reviews

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Engineer in the technology group

4.0 of 5 stars

June 2018 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

In the two years I have been working there, I have learned a lot. I have leaded a few technology projects that increased my profile.

Downers

It is sometime difficult to work there. There are often very aggressive deadlines, understaffing leading to work with a lot of pressure. The morale takes a hit during restructuration.

Advice to Candidates

Provide more clarity on the company goals, mission and strategy. Communicate with subject matter experts to understand impact of high-level decisions. Do not take employees for granted, especially high-performers who could easily leave to another shop.

Great Culture, Awesome Colleagues, The Best Place To Be An Equity Analyst

4.4 of 5 stars

Executive in Equity Research | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture and the colleagues

Downers

The hours can be unpredictable, and long

Great place for self-starters. Firm provides the opportunity to take on more responsibility at a junior level then most firms on Wall Street

4.4 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Fixed Income Capital Markets | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

culture, compensation, work life balance

Downers

smaller firm, heavily weighted towards bio tech / life sciences

Advice to Candidates

Great quality of life, relative to the typical investment banking stereotype. There is significant opportunity to explore different aspects of the firm, as long as you are successful and prove you are a performer.

Executive

4.4 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, strong management

Downers

Compensation

Overall Excellent...feels like a family and I never wake up dreading coming into work

4.3 of 5 stars

Executive in Sales & Trading | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great culture & opportunity afforded to those willing to take it

Downers

Sometimes mixed messaging from certain elements of Mgmt

It is a great place.

4.3 of 5 stars

Executive in Equity Research | Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

It is a great place.

Downers

None.

Advice to Candidates

It is a great place.

Lot of potential, lot of upside.

3.8 of 5 stars

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

Uppers

Firm truly cares about development of research associates.

I love Cowen

4.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Equity Research | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Our culture is the best and our people are the most kind and empathetic

Downers

A lot of competition. We have a lot of talented folks.

Advice to Candidates

If you are in healthcare equity research, Cowen is the best. Hands down, from any perspective.

great career development

4.0 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Equity Research | Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, responsibilities

Downers

Compensation, brand

A place to start and finish your career.

4.0 of 5 stars

Executive in Equity Research | San Francisco, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture is great, and there is a real sense that we are winning against bigger competition.

Downers

I could get paid more elsewhere; but I think it is a worthwhile tradeoff.

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