The Jane Street workplace is organized to nurture and liberate the intellectual energy of the people who work here. We strive to minimize the obstacles that rein in creativity, such as hierarchy, dress code, and politics.
Rewards and responsibilities come not from "face time" or "putting in long hours," but from working effectively in a team, developing new ideas and insights, acting effectively under pressure, serving as a leader and mentor.
Many firms that develop trading strategies lock in employees with restrictive contracts. Our philosophy is to establish an environment in which people will choose to stay and flourish. We view our employees not as opponents in a game, but as partners in a quest.