D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Photos
I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (More than 3 years)RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
- Extremely high caliber colleagues - you are truly working with some of the smartest people in the world. And they are super nice to boot! - Flexibility/Little "face time" - only important that you get the job done - Competitive compensation - Great benefits/perks - from health insurance to highly subsidized gym memberships to awesome company parties.
- Not a place to work if you want to "phone it in" - people are on their game and love intellectual challenge. Expect to learn something new every day.
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm (New York, NY).
They reached out to me to ask if I wanted to interview for the position. There was a phone interview, then most-of-a-day of in-house interviews. Most went well; I interviewed with four people. One (the lead guy) came across as uninterested and arrogant. The others I liked. They never bothered to follow up, in any form, to tell me that I didn't get the job. I walked out of the in-house interviews thinking I probably hadn't, but it's so discourteous not to bother to take 25 seconds to write a rejection email. Especially as I took one of my very few vacation days to come in for the in-house interviews. Makes it hard to regret not getting an offer.
- Nothing unexpected. A few behavioral questions, a few "why this job" questions. Answer Question
D. E. Shaw & Co. hopes to find the formula for investment success. The firm, known for its scientific approach to investing, applies quantitative trading strategies, as well as human research and analysis, to manage hedge funds and other investments in both established and emerging markets in North America, Asia, and Europe. It invests in public and private securities, commodities, real estate, and companies involved in technology, health care, and financial services. D. E. Shaw also makes venture capital investments and acquires assets of distressed companies. The ...