D. E. Shaw India

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  1.  

    Good Company to make a career and stay in, bad if you want to move.

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    Former Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Best compensation, best benefits. Amazing mix of people from various cultures.

    Cons

    Bad Managers, The senior management seems to like people who brownnose them. No support from the front line managers even on huge projects.Bad Work/Life balance, 12-14 hours of work in the name of flexible work hours. No support to people after they leave the firm, in terms to giving them referral letters, apparently "They have stopped giving referral letters". Why? Because they feel like. Wasting money on parties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to see what your front line managers are doing to the individuals in their teams. Some of the individuals are getting pancaked to give you what you want (not what is right).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not for Average guys

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    Former Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    pay as per performance and talent. If you have talent and time, they are ready to pay anything. Even 200-300% more than the industry standard.
    Nice work culture.
    Various Technologies, Realtime work experience.
    Flexible timings.
    Annual Gifits, Team Outings.

    Cons

    Poor Work Life balance.
    Should be always on toes with the production issues.
    Weekends monitoring/presence is required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better take care of average performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Intern Analyst

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Overly 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    - The casual culture is mostly good but certain policies need to be more formal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderābād (India)

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

    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
  7.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād (India)

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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Pomp n Show without substance

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun, interesting to begin career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  11.  

    Amazing work culture in company

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Informal and cool work culture!

    Cons

    Sometimes people take it it too easy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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