D. E. Shaw India

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D. E. Shaw India Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
71 Reviews
3.7
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D. E. Shaw India Founder David E. Shaw
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • and the best part is non-formal work culture (in 13 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 6 reviews)

  • No Work life balance for junior members in the team (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No interesting work for Computer Science Grads

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Leader

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    Former Employee - Project Leader, Information Technology in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Project Leader, Information Technology in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Work culture
    Inteliigent Coworkers
    Flexible timings
     processes

    Cons

    No technical diversity
    Transparent management
    No on site oppertunity
    Work pressure

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    - Shared vision with parent
    - Super smart people
    - Engaging work

    Cons

    - Top heavy
    - Micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Reduce the number of people management roles
    - Leadership focus should be intellectual impetus rather than micro managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart people in a top-heavy environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    - Great Perks: Parties, gifts, workplace facilities
    - Exposure: New York office has some very smart people, exposure to financial industry, perfectionism at work
    - Compensation: Some of the best salaries in the industry

    Cons

    - Top Heavy, not much scope for promotion at high levels
    - Lots of islands within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing their best under the circumstances.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    D.E.Shaw is a good company to work for a couple of years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, very talented people

    Cons

    Office politics and redundant process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great 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...

    Cons

    nothing 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..

  8.  

    Great work culture but work is not challenging

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India

    Pros

    Amazing work culture
    employee friendly
    co. parties

    Cons

    work not challenging
    mgt is hypocrite
    biased appraisals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep promises u can keep

  9.  

    Fun but from technological perspective gets a bit monotonous

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    College life at work..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Heavy head
    Not so great from growth perspective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the growth of new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great learning with enough perks!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member Information Technology in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member Information Technology in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some of the managerial processes are yet to be streamlined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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