Point72 Accelerated Recruiting

Did anyone else get the invite to do accelerated recruiting for Point72's Academy program? I got it, did the Hirevue, got the second round. Responded to HR's email about scheduling a time for the second round on Friday, but still haven't heard back? They're doing second rounds all this week, next week, and the week after.

Point72 Recruiting

Undergraduate interns can expect a behavioral interview, a technical interview, and then a super-day.
Other threads also mention case study tests and Bloomberg tests.

In regards to modeling tests, user @Thislife offered the following detail:

Thislife:

Short time-wise because it is largely a pre-built model with yellow rows for information you need to input.

Small revenue build and then typical three statement model. Basically do one calc or link for each row that needs it.

Know:
(1) DSO, DPO, DIO and cash conversion cycle
(2) Typical metrics such as ROA, ROE, ROIC
(3) EPS, Diluted EPS and how to calc. adjusted EPS

Some users commented on the reputation of the firm. However the "negative" reputation around the firm seems to be over inflated.

Boats and LBHoes - Hedge Fund Analyst:

As someone who works in the HF industry, it's not viewed any differently than other multi-managers. The idea that for some reason another fund won't touch someone from Point72 is ludicrous.

The timeline from initial call to offer can be anywhere from a few weeks to two months.

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Comments (87)

Jun 28, 2017

Hey, I just recently applied to the academy program as well. Did they happen to send you a confirmation email regarding your submission of application? Let me know, I am still waiting on my confirmation email lol.

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Jun 30, 2017

Yeah I heard back earlier this week about my interview slot. A friend of mine hasn't heard about his slot yet though I wouldn't worry.

Jun 30, 2017

Let me know how the interview process goes, I am very interested. I interviewed last march for the summer operations role at p72. Was very laid back all behavioral. Im interested to hear back from your experience.

Jun 30, 2017

Just heard back yesterday about my interview slot. Seems like they're doing it in bunches!

Jun 30, 2017

Just curious, when did you submit your application on the site?

Jul 1, 2017

Is this for ft or the summer? I received their hirevue/online test yesterday for ft.

Jun 30, 2017

I'm interested in applying this next year. What's the hirevue?

Jun 30, 2017

Applied a few days before the deadline and received the Hirevue and online test request. Really interested in knowing the interview process after this as well

Jun 30, 2017

Thought deadline was in October...

Jul 1, 2017

applied 1 day before the deadline and got the HireVue yesterday. Their HireVue seems to have become trickier than before.

Jul 1, 2017

Has anyone else gotten/done a 1-question Hirevue? If so, what/how was it?

Jul 1, 2017

bump-any insight on the 1 question hirevue?

Jul 1, 2017

Also bump on that 1-question HireVue. It's supposed to be an essay question. Is it technical?

Jul 1, 2017

was rejected less than 24h after sending my app. best of luck everyone on the hirevue stuff, they look into everything really closely

Aug 8, 2017

Same goes for me. Gotta love auto-filters.

Hoping for hedge life.

Jul 3, 2017

what were the hirevue questions like?

Jul 3, 2017

PM me

Jul 5, 2017

Just finished the HireVue yesterday. How long until I hear back?

Jul 5, 2017

The initial email with the hirevue invitation says: "We will update you on your candidacy on or before July 11th."

Jul 5, 2017

Wish there was a way to recall when I applied. Did you apple a while back?

Jul 5, 2017

I applied last week.

Jul 5, 2017

Ah, did you get a confirmation email? I don't think P72 does send them out

Jul 5, 2017

No I did not receive a confirmation email when I submitted my application. The first communication I received from Point72 was the email with a hirevue invitation.

Jul 5, 2017

Thanks. Guess I'll play the waiting game then

Jul 6, 2017

Thanks, I glanced over that. I will let y'all know what happens immediately once I know

Jul 6, 2017

No problem. Please do keep us posted and I'll do the same. Just for clarity: did you apply to the summer analyst position or the full time Financial Analyst position with Point72 Academy?

Jul 6, 2017

Sounds great, I definitely will. I applied for the full time Financial Analyst position with the P72 Academy. How about yourself?

Jul 6, 2017

I applied for the full time Financial Analyst position as well. It looks like a fantastic opportunity.

Jul 6, 2017

Yeah it's a great training program. Hopefully at least one of us moves on in the process haha

Jul 10, 2017

Anyone hear anything yet?

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Jul 6, 2017

This is not a firm you want to work for dude. Read up on the culture there, it's very cuttthroat, and the summer analyst conversion rate is like 50%. Plus the shop itself isn't particularly great anyway, and there are quite a few people in the industry who equate Point72 with insider trading. Moral BS aside, lateraling to other firms later on could get dicey since people want to stay away from this name.

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Jul 11, 2017

Any word on this? I finished my HireVue on the 5th. HR's email said they're gonna get back with updates by 11th but I still haven't heard anything

Jul 11, 2017

Same here. The email did say "We will update you on your candidacy on or before July 11th" so I'm guessing we will be hearing back at some point today.

Jul 11, 2017

Been refreshing my email all day waiting for a response haha
Nothing yet

Jul 11, 2017

If anyone gets reply from HR today, please let us know~

Jul 11, 2017

Does anyone know if they reply for a no by/on July 11th? That's what I thought, but now I feel like I may be wrong.

Jul 11, 2017

Other posters in this thread have received rejection emails so I'd imagine Point72 will inform us regardless. The email with the hirevue invitation/wonderlic says "we will update you on your candidacy" as opposed to 'we will contact you if we are interested in pursuing your application further...' or something of that sort. To the point: it appears that they will let candidates know either way. Keep in mind, a poster above mentioned that they were rejected less than 24 hours after submitting their application so being updated on your status late isn't necessarily a bad sign.

That said, I have no special knowledge here this is just what I can gather from the email and what people have posted here.

Jul 11, 2017

Yeah, that's what I understood from their communications as well, but I've had a BB completely blow me off before once last fall after a phone call first round, so now a little less confident with this stuff. I'll keep the thread updated if I hear anything!

Jul 11, 2017

Can confirm the company does send out both rejection and accept notifications.

Jul 11, 2017

You received their reply today by any chance?

Jul 11, 2017

Rejected, but don't really want to be a PM, so that's okay!

Jul 11, 2017

Same here. Good luck with other applications.

Jul 11, 2017

Thanks, you too!!

Jul 11, 2017

BTW that Non-Disclosure Declaration makes the most serious Hirevue I ever done......

Jul 11, 2017

Just received their instructions about next round.

Jul 18, 2017

Hi guys, this is only for the NY office or also for the London and HK offices?

Jul 20, 2017

NY

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Jul 21, 2017

Anyone done the superday? What were the questions like?

Jul 21, 2017

Got denied from Accelerated Recruiting but they wanted me to keep in touch for Normal Recruiting.
For curiosity's sake, what was the process after the Hirevue?
Straight to superday or a phone interview first?

Jul 21, 2017

Virtual interview with HR and then invitation to superday.

Jul 22, 2017

They sent me a case study on an internet company last week. Basically build on model upon it and write several pages response about target co's biz model. Since the target co is subscriber based, the modeling is not that hard.
Deadline is next Tuesday and we will get a response from HR on 8/1 or 8/2.

Not sure about the superday...

Jul 22, 2017

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Jul 22, 2017
Manchurian Candidate:

They sent me a case study on an internet company last week. Basically build on model upon it and write several pages response about target co's biz model. Since the target co is subscriber based, the modeling is not that hard.
Deadline is next Tuesday and we will get a response from HR on 8/1 or 8/2.

Not sure about the superday...

Is that for full time?

Jul 22, 2017

Yes

Jul 24, 2017

Behavioral interview, then a technical live interview after that, then superday for me. Still waiting to hear back.

Jul 24, 2017
NDeez:

Behavioral interview, then a technical live interview after that, then superday for me. Still waiting to hear back.

Did they not send you a model to build?
And how were the technical questions and superday like?
Cheers

Jul 24, 2017

This was for the undergrad cycle -- I believe the modeling tests are for FT.

Jul 24, 2017

Received the call earlier today, got the offer. Needless to say, I'm elated -- I believe all the undergrad people in accelerated recruiting will have gotten their offers today.

Jul 24, 2017

Do you know how many were given offers from accelerated recruiting and if all decisions were given out today?

Jul 25, 2017

When you say "the undergrad people in accelerated recruiting", you mean the summer analyst recruiting instead of the FT Academy program, right?

Jul 25, 2017

Yup for the summer analyst programme

Jul 25, 2017

I want to say that between 5-10 offers were given out? That's just a guess, and I'm imagining 10-15 will be given out during the regular cycle.

Jul 25, 2017

Do you have a guesstimate of how many attended the superdays for this round? Just curious about the selectivity of their accelerated process.

Jul 26, 2017

26 in total over two days.

Aug 7, 2017

Does anyone know where the FT process is today? has anyone gotten an offer/superday for FT???

Aug 7, 2017

Bump

Aug 7, 2017

Phone interview with director of the program coming up in a few days.

Econ/Com Sci Junior in Undergrad looking to break into AM for full-time

Aug 8, 2017

When was your first round after the modeling test?

Aug 8, 2017

Last thursday.

Econ/Com Sci Junior in Undergrad looking to break into AM for full-time

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Aug 7, 2017

If you don't get an offer here, count your lucky stars. This place was the definition of a revolving door, and many well known funds I know will not touch people there with a 10 foot pole. The only reason to join is if you are relatively senior and have the opportunity to run your own pod and make a lot of cash. However, as a junior analyst, you will not be compensated enough to take on that kind of downside. If you ask me, this is bad risk/reward.

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Aug 7, 2017

It's been 4+ years, still?

Just curious, I'm as naiive as the rest of the crowd.

Aug 7, 2017

Also wondering the same. Seems like the firm is still really prestigious from the outside, but I'm not an insider of Wall Street so I don't know what others in the industry think about this firm.

Econ/Com Sci Junior in Undergrad looking to break into AM for full-time

Aug 9, 2017

Just curious how do you know it is a revolving door and how do you know the industry looks down on the firm

Aug 9, 2017

Eh - I don't think it has a bad rep - it's basically like going to any of the other multi managers (i.e. Citadel, millennium, balyasny, etc)

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Sep 2, 2017

This isn't true at all. As someone who works in the HF industry, it's not viewed any differently than other multi-managers. The idea that for some reason another fund won't touch someone from Point72 is ludicrous. The comp comment is also incorrect - I have good friends that work there with no complaints in that department, to say the least.

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Aug 31, 2017

Anyone else get the updated email from Point72 about the regular process just now?

Aug 31, 2017

Did you just get a hirevue invite? I had test + hirevue last week/this week.

Sep 1, 2017

I already did the hirevue/test in the accelerated process, they just asked for my resume.

Sep 2, 2017

What was the hirevue question like? I got one couple of days ago . What was you behavorial question?

Sep 8, 2017

Hey sorry this is so late! I really can't remember to be completely honest. I had a markets related question

Sep 15, 2017

What is the cognitive test like? just got an invitation to complete that

Sep 16, 2017

It's a simple Wonderlic. Just think fast and get as many correct as you can.

Sep 18, 2017

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