D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm

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Updated Nov 28, 2014
Updated Nov 28, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm in November 2014.

Interview Details

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?   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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