D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm

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Great people, perfectionist work environment

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Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

I worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Focus on learning; challenging work; great colleagues with interesting backgrounds. This place is full of non-finance folks who know their stuff. The ecletic backgrounds make it a fantastic and interesting place to work. Upper management does a lot to make it a great place to work, offering lots of great perks and depending on the department, lots of room to grow, both personally and professionaly.

Cons

Some groups far more intense than others. Some managers very difficult to work for and it can go unnoticed or purposefully unnoticied. Most employees are very friendly, however it can be a bit snobby/elitist.

Advice to Management

Keep focusing recruiting and retaining amazing talent.

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  1. Great environment, brilliant people, probably only a great career choice for quants.

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, great culture, smart coworkers, a chance for non-traditional finance employees to apply their smarts on a blue chip stage. Decent perks, and, in many cases, humane hours.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities in many verticals, high-ish turnover, limited opportunities for mentor relationships, introverted employee base. Not an aggressive posture, has been fairly defensive since financial crisis.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management - the machine works great.

  2. Brilliant experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture, brilliant people, opportunity to work on different things, good pay

    Cons

    narrow scope, limited exposure, long hours

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