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Dec 16, 2014

No but would love to hear about it after it happens...

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Dec 16, 2014

Bring them a "hot tip". They love those.

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Feb 1, 2015

I always give them my hot tip. it's 7point2

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Dec 16, 2014

Coming up soon so I'll post a brief update afterwards. Should be interesting. They appear to be building out a pretty strong + well-structured training program for the SA/Undergrad roles but there's still some element of reputational risk. Do you think those concerns will blow over? If I do get Point72, would it make sense to take the offer over a mid-tier BB group or top-tier BB? Sounds like the experience itself would be far more interesting.

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Dec 30, 2014

How'd it go? Mine's today :x lol

Dec 30, 2014
Royal-Belle:

How'd it go? Mine's today :x lol

Is it on campus or at the offices in Stamford? What were the earlier rounds comprised of?

Dec 30, 2014

How'd it go? Mine's today :x lol

Feb 1, 2015

Received offer and declined.

Next steps seem to vary from person to person, from my experience. The Skype interview is an even mix of both - be prepared for all kinds of questions. They like to throw out brain teasers, mental math, "how would you value an 'x' industry company...", "if you have 1mill...", as well as behaviorals, often all in one interview.

The superday is quite intense, similar questions. The people are all incredible though! Good luck.

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Feb 1, 2015

May I ask why you declined?

Jan 14, 2015
FrancisUnderwood:

Coming up soon so I'll post a brief update afterwards. Should be interesting. They appear to be building out a pretty strong + well-structured training program for the SA/Undergrad roles but there's still some element of reputational risk. Do you think those concerns will blow over? If I do get Point72, would it make sense to take the offer over a mid-tier BB group or top-tier BB? Sounds like the experience itself would be far more interesting.

Reputational risk? What exactly have you done that is so awesome that working for Stevie Cohen's fund would worsen your CV?

Why are you comparing this to a BB? It isn't even the same job.

Dec 16, 2014

P72 sounds like a terrific opportunity but I've heard some peers and a few alum mention that the reputational risk of working at P72 would be problematic. I personally think it's overblown; everyone directly involved is long gone. Nonetheless, asking about the risk of working at a fund recently involved with a major insider trading scandal is a perfectly legitimate question.

I'm comparing this to a BB from the perspective of someone who ultimately wants to work in a L/S equity fund. Traditional path is BB IBD -> L/S Fund, Point72 path would be Research Analyst/P72 Academy program -> placement on L/S portfolio team. Obviously the work is entirely different but if you're gonna be a prick, I'll phrase it with a bit more nuance: for someone hoping to ultimately work in the L/S equity space, is the P72 program preferable to BB IBD as a starting point given that the P72 skill-set is directly relevant whereas BB IBD offers branding and a more established training program?

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Dec 23, 2014

How was the first round? I have mine next week.

Jan 14, 2015

Sorry this isn't much help, but it's pretty fascinating to see a family office run OCR and superdays.

Feb 1, 2015

Bdogsc11, how was the superday? What was the format/what type of questions were asked/did you get an offer?

Feb 1, 2015

Do they only recruit from target school? I cant seem to find a way to apply on their website.

Feb 1, 2015

@"bdogsc11" how was the superday?

Feb 1, 2015

@"bdogsc11" how was the superday?

Feb 1, 2015

how was the superday?

Jan 12, 2015

Everyone talks about a case study?

Feb 1, 2015

I had a first round and have yet to hear back about a follow up - did anyone have a second round interview them?

Feb 1, 2015

I had a first round and have yet to hear back about a follow up - did anyone have a second round interview them?