D. E. Shaw India

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D. E. Shaw India Reviews

63 Reviews
3.6
63 Reviews
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D. E. Shaw India Founder David E. Shaw
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Awesome work culture, good pay, good benefits, intelligent people to work with, good parties (in 12 reviews)

  • not very stressful; good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Unprofessional expectations from boss and management led to poor work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Top Heavy, not much scope for promotion at high levels (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Senior Member technical

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India

    Pros

    One of the best compensation among its competitors.
    Since its a small firm, you can work on different technological stacks.

    Cons

    Work culture can be hectic some times.

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    Intern Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was assigned a number of technical projects, which led to an in depth understanding of the fund's strategy. I was surrounded by very knowledgable people as well as friendly. Continuous collaboration with the headquarter in NYC making the work exciting.

    Cons

    Overly secretive culture if you are an intern. As an intern, I had restricted access to some of my team's files making me sometimes frustrated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great work culture. Good pay. Good growth opportunities for the performers

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - One of the best work cultures in Financial Services
    - Pay master at all levels
    - Very good employee benefits
    - Good opportunities for growth and travel for performers

    Cons

    - Top heavy so growth may not always be fast
    - Certain degree of internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The casual culture is mostly good but certain policies need to be more formal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    D. E. Shaw India provides tremendous opportunity to develop cutting-edge financial technology solutions

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    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Access to best of open source technologies
    Open Culture
    Firm which is open to ideas and change
    Better work visibility

    Cons

    Restrictive to financial services domain
    More focus on delivery rather than research and development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start 80 - 20 work culture like google to foster innovative ideas in the firm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Technical  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great work culture
    - Good pay package
    - Work life balance

    Cons

    - The technology that is worked on is mostly obsolete

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, people and career opportunities.. Its one of the best places to work for... I have worked at the firm for 3+ years and carry awesome memories of the firm and people...

    Cons

    nothing much.. if you are into the system, you will have a great time.. Every company has a culture which employees need to get used to and work within and DESIS has an awesome culture..

  8.  

    Very satisfying experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India

    Pros

    Peers and managers are well qualified, intelligent and helpful. Get to work on cutting edge technologies, and learn a lot on the job.

    Cons

    Lot of manual work. Many changes are hurried and quality is impacted as a result. A lot of work pressure.

    Recommends
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    It was great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India

    Pros

    open and transparent work culture and great team of highly qualified professionals

    Cons

    Single office in India. Not much flexibility to relocate

    Recommends

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