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3.5 of 5 stars (97 Ratings)

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Displaying 21-30 of 97 Employee Reviews

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Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.0 of 5 stars

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.

Entry-level in Equity Capital Markets

3.9 of 5 stars

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.

Executive in Sales & Trading

4.1 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Piper is a great place for a career

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.1 of 5 stars

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.

Midlevel in Corporate Finance

3.9 of 5 stars

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.

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.1 of 5 stars

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.

Experienced in Sales & Trading

3.9 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

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

Experienced in Sales & Trading

3.8 of 5 stars

Other | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

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

Comments

evaluate Research Dept.

Midlevel in Equity Research

3.5 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

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

Executive in Corporate Finance

3.7 of 5 stars

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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