Piper Jaffray Companies

3.5 of 5 stars Average Employee Rating (of 97 Employee Reviews)

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4.0 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions
San Francisco, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

Great place to work. Great culture and great people. Lots of work but forces you to grow as an individual and professional.


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3.9 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Equity Capital Markets
Minneapolis, MN | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

Piper is a competitive, full-services, middle-market investment bank specializing in growth companies. The firm has a "Midwest" feel, the opportunity for job advancement and entry-level employees are very involved in transactions.


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4.1 of 5 stars

Executive in Sales & Trading
San Francisco, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

Piper is a great place for a career


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4.1 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions
New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Good culture, relatively good work-life balance, good compensation


Downers

Limited vacation time


Comments

Limited facetime, good group of people, good work-lifestyle balance and good pay. Have to take the initiative to learn and develop for good exit opportunities.


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3.9 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Corporate Finance
New York, NY | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

In my third year, I get exposure to clients and am able to take on more responsibility than mid-level members of competing banks.


Downers

Piper Jaffray is not well known for compensation and hiring policies lack a degree of meritocracy.


Comments

Piper does not have the same name brand recognition that larger competitors do but from a sheer deal experience perspective, Piper employees are more deeply exposed to their transactions than counterparts at other firms.


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4.1 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions
San Francisco, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

firm culture


Downers

Because the associates are usually business school grads with no prior banking experience, working with them is often challenging.


Comments

Piper Jaffray is committed to finding the right people. We are more focused on finding someone that fits the group well as opposed to someone who answers the technical questions correctly. Also, the experience I've received has been great and Piper is also committed to training analysts and giving them the most well rounded experience. Analysts are able to take on a ton of responsibility (including client-facing ones) and really make the 2-year program into what they want it to be.


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3.9 of 5 stars

Experienced in Sales & Trading
Minneapolis, MN | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

Get an understanding about the firm's culture and opportunities.


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3.8 of 5 stars

Experienced in Sales & Trading
Other | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

culture of people, Research Dept. doing lots of survey, good conferences, good reputation


Comments

evaluate Research Dept.


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3.5 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Equity Research
Minneapolis, MN | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

Don't expect to be promoted just because you've put in the the "required" number of years.


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3.7 of 5 stars

Executive in Corporate Finance
Minneapolis, MN | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Culture


Downers

Recent Turn-over


Comments

Strong team oriented culture with access to senior level management


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