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

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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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Senior Member technical

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at D. E. Shaw India

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

ConsWork culture can be hectic some times.

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Good place to work for and grow your skills

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 8 years

ProsAwesome work culture, good pay, good benefits, intelligent people to work with, good parties

Conslots of work, adhoc work planning

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue the good work. all the best

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsI 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.

ConsOverly 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work culture. Good pay. Good growth opportunities for the performers

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
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 Senior Management- The casual culture is mostly good but certain policies need to be more formal

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

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D. E. Shaw India provides tremendous opportunity to develop cutting-edge financial technology solutions

Senior Member Technical (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementStart 80 - 20 work culture like google to foster innovative ideas in the firm

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

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Awesome place to work

Member Technical (Former Employee)
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

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

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Pomp n Show without substance

Analyst (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsEmployee perks, Compensation, Parties , Cabs, Food Coupons

ConsIgnorant and poorly qualified managers, highly flamboyant culture not suitable for serious learners, long working hours, ill balanced work life. IITans installing softwares, ICAFI Mba's deemins themselves cool and hell lot of grads only roaming around with zero responsibility.

Advice to Senior ManagementIts meaning less , you will not change

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work.

Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

Pros- Awesome company culture.
- Work life balance.
- Good money.
- Exposure to financial domain.
- Free food.

Cons- Lack of technically challenging work.

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

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Fun, interesting to begin career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsEnergetic environment
Lively, helpful people
Approachable seniors (most of them)
Nice office, and facilities

ConsAfter sometime into work, it gets too repetitive and growth curve plateaus. This also depends on the team and the level of work you join.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing work culture in company

Analyst (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsInformal and cool work culture!

ConsSometimes people take it it too easy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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