D. E. Shaw India Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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D. E. Shaw India Founder David E. Shaw
David E. Shaw
29 Ratings

Pros
  • Awesome work culture, good pay, good benefits, intelligent people to work with, good parties (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, more work responsibility (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No Work life balance for junior members in the team (in 6 reviews)

  • Top Heavy, not much scope for promotion at high levels (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High quality training Smart people Great employee engagement Supportive management

    Cons

    Top-heavy management Work quality in some teams is not that great


  2. Alright

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Different technology stack is a pro

    Cons

    Less growth is a con


  3. Senior Member technical

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work culture can be hectic some times.


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  5. Good place to work for and grow your skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    lots of work, adhoc work planning

    Advice to Management

    continue the good work. all the best


  6. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Financial Operations in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Financial Operations in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture : Employee friendly policies, flexi timings , lots of parties Compensation : Above industry average

    Cons

    Work is Hectic and monotonous since its process oriented ; but management does give you enough room to innovate Limited career options , back office job in financial operations


  7. Member Technical at D. E Shaw

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work with smart minds and easy to go people. People are so interactive and so helpful. Here working at DE Shaw is like you have to be ready to face new challenges.

    Cons

    You tend to work for long hours. But at the same time the work culture is so nice that you dont mind much working for long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement in cafeteria is a my concern as of now


  8. Project Leader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, Culture, Work Life Balance, Office Campus

    Cons

    Gap between Hyd and NYC office Not enough idea about Users expectation or requirement


  9. I have been working at D.E Shaw for about 7 months

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its an amazing place to work with great minds and at the same time culture is so cool. We are faced with new challenges keeping in mind how to expand our business.

    Cons

    Downside to D.E Shaw is you will end up working for long hours but actually speaking you wont realize when you are in company but once you get bck to your place you will have very less time to spend with yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Stablise the existing system a little more so that it can be taken to the next level


  10. Excellent place, wonderful people, great culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing learning opportunity, excellent pay & benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job!


  11. Good place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn finance domain Good brand to start your career Good pay Strong and stable organization

    Cons

    Work becomes monotonous Too much internal politics between teams Bad management



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