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Jul 30, 2020 - 3:22am

Interviewers were nice but asked very tough questions. Found it to be harder than Citadel and Two Sigma but good questions and doable with sufficient preparation.

  • Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
Jul 30, 2020 - 5:33am

much harder than citadel and 2sig. Actually quite a different flavor. Not sure what above poster meant by doable with prep. Its not questions you can prep for.

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  • Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
Jul 31, 2020 - 3:40am

no algo. All interview q's were very open ended problem solving. Each was their own mini project and you had to solve them with time constraint. There was a very long test at the end that was more standard.

When you say out of school do you mean ug/masters/PhD?

Jul 31, 2020 - 2:31pm

I gave them a shot some years ago. There were statistics questions and standard brainteasers from the books, but no programming, and a test that was on the hard side. A mix of friendly and arrogant people. The interviews seemed more geared for hiring fresh grads than experienced people.

  • Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
Aug 1, 2020 - 2:29am

yep. the arrogant ones were there before spinning out from MS.

also no programming.

honestly I wasn't very impressed. They're very selective about hiring but it didn't seem like the pot of money was shared very generously, though their base is pretty high.

Aug 1, 2020 - 10:25am

That was my impression too, that new hires won't be getting much upside at this point. It's a big corporation now, like TS/Citadel. There was a pretty negative review of them on glassdoor saying that too, but their HR seems to have gotten it removed.

I think if a shop is handing out tests to experienced candidates, it means the job they are hiring for doesn't really matter. All the good roles are already taken and won't open for a long time.

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Aug 3, 2020 - 12:16am

I work at PDT. I've also worked at other top quant funds including ones you mentioned in your post.

PDT is fairly secretive (even by quant finance standards) so I'm really not supposed to say much about the company or the interview or the comp. But I can tell you its the best company I've ever worked for. The way they treat their people is amazing. Comp is different for everybody depending on their situation, so I can't predict what you'll get; but at least for me, it was quite generous and significantly higher than all my other offers.

You should definitely interview with them if you get the chance. You may or may not like each other, but you definitely won't be wasting your time.

Aug 3, 2020 - 4:28pm
morgantire:

I work at PDT. I've also worked at other top quant funds including ones you mentioned in your post.

PDT is fairly secretive (even by quant finance standards) so I'm really not supposed to say much about the company or the interview or the comp. But I can tell you its the best company I've ever worked for. The way they treat their people is amazing. Comp is different for everybody depending on their situation, so I can't predict what you'll get; but at least for me, it was quite generous and significantly higher than all my other offers.

You should definitely interview with them if you get the chance. You may or may not like each other, but you definitely won't be wasting your time.

I am interviewing with them. I sent you a PM.

Aug 3, 2020 - 6:20pm

Unfortunately, like I said above, the firm is rather secretive, so I'm afraid I'm really not supposed to tell you anything more in a PM than I already said publicly above. :-) All I can say is that I'm extremely happy here (and I've worked at enough different quant funds to know the difference). Interesting work, great comp, super-excellent work-life-balance. I highly recommend it.

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