Overall Company Rating
3.9 of 5 stars (295 Ratings)

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Displaying 1-10 of 80 Employee Reviews

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Cowen Outperform

4.9 of 5 stars

Executive in Sales & Trading | Stamford, CT | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture

Executive in Equity Research

4.9 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, coworkers, opportunities

Downers

none

I have had a terrific experience at the firm.

4.9 of 5 stars

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people and clients.

Mid-level in Equity Research

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture is truly world class. It feels like working for a small, family owned firm. Mgmt. and other senior execs actually care and that says a lot on Wall Street.

Downers

n/a. Great firm to work for, extremely well run.

Entry-level in Fixed Income Capital Markets

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Flat corporate structure, work/life balance, pay, culture, coworkers, complexity of work, ability to participate, ability to contribute meaningfully

Downers

None

Advice to Candidates

Street/market pay, solid/meaningful workload, experienced upper management, great culture

Executive in Corporate Finance

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Growing firm with strong leadership that empowers its employees to succeed

Mid-level in Equity Research

4.8 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Educational opportunities, career development across disciplines (e.g., learn M&A skills as an equity research analyst)

Downers

Hours, but that's typical of most front office functions across firms

If you word hard, you will be rewarded.

4.9 of 5 stars

Other in Operations (i.e. HR, Internal Accounting, Marketing, etc.) | Houston, TX | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The co-workers, the clients and benefits

Downers

The time spent in traffic to get to the office. The distance is not bad if there was not so much traffice.

Advice to Candidates

We work in an environment that can be high intensity at times but the balance between work/family is the best I have experienced. Compensation, location are just a few of the upside to working for our company. We work hard but also get rewarded for our efforts.

Executive in Sales & Trading

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture and opportunity

Cowen is a fantastic place to work with very intelligent, dedicated and respectful people at all levels of the company.

4.9 of 5 stars

Executive in Operations (i.e. HR, Internal Accounting, Marketing, etc.) | Boston, MA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture -- fantastic people working together toward a common goal of success.

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