D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Trading Interview Questions

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm (New York, NY) in November 2014.

Interview

I had a first round interview on the phone. Come from a non-US school in my penultimate year of study. Applied online and received a call for an interview a few days later.

Interview Questions

  • You know that I have 2 children and 1 boy among them at least. What is the probability that my other child is a girl?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm

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    Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm in January 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewer seemed a bit uninterested or preoccupied. Standard behavioral questions, running through your resume and experiences. Asked about the market and a couple of brainteasers. Allowed time for questions at the end.

    Interview Questions

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    Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm in April 2008.

    Interview

    The interview was fairly quantitative based. It had a lot to do with statistics, probability, and reversion to the mean. The interviewers try to put some pressure on you to see how you react and sort through things. They were friendly but will try to expose your weaknesses.

    Interview Questions

    • How many stacks of dimes would it take to reach the top of a 10 story building if they were stacked one on top of the other?   1 Answer
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