Take the 2-minute tour ×
Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for finance professionals and academics. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I would like to know how stressful this work can be and where the stress could come from. How to avoid it? Does it really depend on the company you are working? Is there a way to know in advance if work in a particular company is stressful or not?

share|improve this question
    
i.e. how long is a piece of string? :D ... It depends on the country, boss, team, company, salary, market, weather, etc. It would be interesting to see people commenting on their particular situation but I doubt they will be willing to give too much information. –  Terco Jun 20 '11 at 11:33
    
@Terco, why do you think people will not be willing to give information? Of course, I do not expect to get names of companies, bosses names and so on. I just want to know how is it to work in finance (because I only have experience of work in science). –  Roman Jun 20 '11 at 12:56
    
From the FAQ: The Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange is intended for professionals and academics involved in securities valuations, risk modeling, and other topics related to quant modeling or trading. Basically, if you aren't earning a living at this, it's probably off topic. –  chrisaycock Jun 20 '11 at 21:27
add comment

closed as off topic by Joshua Ulrich, chrisaycock Jun 20 '11 at 21:25

Questions on Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange are expected to relate to quantitative finance within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1 Answer

up vote 3 down vote accepted

It's more stressful than the work of a tenured professor but less stressful than the work of a postdoc.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.