D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm

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Great place to learn

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

+ Smart people you can learn a lot from
+ Nice people
+ Creativity encouraged
+ Laid back environment
+ Emphasis on ethics and taking the high road
+ You can easily take on new responsibilities as you prove yourself

Cons

- There are different sub-cultures in the different groups
- It can be challenging to work with so many smart people - you always need to be on!

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    Stimulating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm

    Pros

    * Very smart folks
    * challenging environment

    Cons

    * Limited career path options
    * promotions not transparent at all
    * limited mobility between roles in other groups

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    Great perks but weak human capital management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm

    Pros

    - Casual Dress Code
    - Great health benefits
    - Competitive compensation
    - Stocked pantry(ies)
    - Fun work perks (in-house happy hours, surprise treats, etc)
    - Smart, motivated co-workers
    - Academic culture
    - Flexibility in maintaining a good work/life balance
    - No holiday policy

    Cons

    - Becoming very political
    - Working in an atmosphere of distrust among departments and managers
    - No holiday policy
    - Some people are too smart for their own good, therefore making real-world solutions hard to implement.
    - Historically have seemed to value people with pedigree instead of assessing who would be a best fit for the job - even if she/he graduated from a state school, etc ...

    Approves of CEO
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