D. E. Shaw India

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D. E. Shaw India Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
63 Reviews

3.6
63 Reviews
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D. E. Shaw India Founder David E. Shaw
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Awesome work culture, good pay, good benefits, intelligent people to work with, good parties (in 12 reviews)

  • not very stressful; good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Unprofessional expectations from boss and management led to poor work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Top Heavy, not much scope for promotion at high levels (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start 80 - 20 work culture like google to foster innovative ideas in the firm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Technical  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    - Great work culture
    - Good pay package
    - Work life balance

    Cons

    - The technology that is worked on is mostly obsolete

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - Lack of technically challenging work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 8 people found this helpful  

    Pomp n Show without substance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    Employee perks, Compensation, Parties , Cabs, Food Coupons

    Cons

    Ignorant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Its meaning less , you will not change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun, interesting to begin career

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing work culture in company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    Informal and cool work culture!

    Cons

    Sometimes people take it it too easy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to begin your career, but not the best to stick forever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    Great domain exposure if you land up in right team..

    Cons

    No control of which team you would get selected into.. hence be sure to let the interviewee know of your preferences, or discuss about the same.

    Exposure to client side, and onsite exposure is highly limited.

    Company is in cost cutting mode since last few years, with HR policy changing visibly in that direction.

    Few people in HR make the HR polarised, and HR as a whole function biased towards the policies and proposals suggested by them without soliciting input from others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to recognize employees contribution in more ways than just salary, and salary also is no more competitive in the market anymore with many startup s also paying equally good or better with a better technical exposure and better onsite opportunities.

    Need to be more transparent, and participate in surveys such as Great places to work in India.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor career growth very high maintenance work good salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good facilities, benefits
    Free culture

    Cons

    Stagnated work
    Poor career growth
    No new projects, high maintenance work,
    Poor management, almost no opportunities to change the course of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate to create new projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good, definitely can be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    chance to work with new technologies
    freedom to take initiatives
    flexible working hours
    great cafeteria (I miss this the most)

    Cons

    most of the work is only for in-house usage..

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No interesting work for Computer Science Grads

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation and perks. Do not know what else to say to complete the min 20 word limit.

    Cons

    The allure of working in algorithmic trading seems like a great opportunity, but the core algorithms are very very far away and not even accessible to the engineers. The code that is available, is the one which manages data at the back end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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