D. E. Shaw India
3.7 of 5 56 reviews
www.deshawindia.com Hyderabad, India 500 to 999 Employees

D. E. Shaw India Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2014
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3.7 56 reviews

                             

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D. E. Shaw India Founder David E. Shaw

David E. Shaw

(7 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work Culture : No Dress Code, Happy Hours, except for few teams there is no tight time table"
    in 11 reviews
  • "not very stressful; good work-life balance"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Top Heavy, not much scope for promotion at high levels"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Work culture can be hectic some times"
    in 3 reviews
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D.E.Shaw is a good company to work for a couple of years

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time

ProsGreat culture, very talented people

ConsOffice politics and redundant process

Advice to Senior Managementif you cut 60% of top managers in Hyderabad operations there would be no effect on the company. it's a party out there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat 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...

Consnothing 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..

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Great work culture but work is not challenging

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at D. E. Shaw India

ProsAmazing work culture
employee friendly
co. parties

Conswork not challenging
mgt is hypocrite
biased appraisals

Advice to Senior Managementkeep promises u can keep

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Fun but from technological perspective gets a bit monotonous

Senior Member Information Technology (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

Pros+ competitive compensation
+ good working environment
+ smart people

Cons+ not too challenging technically
+ more maintenance activities compared to new project development

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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College life at work..

Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time for less than a year

ProsGood work culture
Informal environment
Easy to approach higher management people
Best payers in the industry

ConsHeavy head
Not so great from growth perspective

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the growth of new employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great learning with enough perks!

Senior Member Information Technology (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGet to with intelligent people.
Very good pay.
Good learning.
Real respect for takent

ConsSome of the managerial processes are yet to be streamlined.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline the management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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De Shaw, a place to be

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGreat work in front office.
High returns in terms of pay and appraisal
Work culture is great.
Excellent people to learn from

ConsYou might get stuck in some back office team with trivial monotonous work but still chances to learn

Advice to Senior ManagementMore rigrous performance appraisal system

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Roller-coaster ride!

Project Leader (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent learning opportunities
Talented people to work with
Good work culture and employee benefits

ConsInternal politics - in some teams

Advice to Senior ManagementCan be more transparent on policies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mixedbag

Senior Member Information Technology (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

Pros- faced paced
- decent pay package

Cons- work life imbalance
- Limited business news communications from higher ups

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Oppurtunity to learn new stuff

Manager Risk Operations (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Whole view of the work rather than piece basis in other similar organizations
- Good pay master

Cons- Limited opportunity to switch roles

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on career progression of employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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