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Sent resume through Handshake at college and received an invitation to a phone screening two months later. Arranged a week before by HR through email. A person from the firm called and interviewed for around 30 minutes.

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  • Probability question. Question about S&P 500 and oil prices.
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the first round was coding which i cleared next was interview ,it did not go well as i was not selected.the question was too random which was not up to my scope.Hence i was not selected.

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The interview was quite difficult with hard technical questions and asked a lot of investment ideas and what pitches I can come up with. Asked me about a case where she framed it like a consulting interview.

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  • Q:pitch me a stock that you want to buy
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Submitted materials (resume and writing sample online) and then was contacted for an interview. The first interview seemed to go really well, fun and interesting conversation and then the second interview felt very rushed. Ended up not getting an offer.

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I’ve been contacted by this company multiple times. They don’t move forward unless you have a specific GPA (no matter how long ago you graduated). They ask very standard questions except for this one.

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Screen, long "onsite" with four 45 minute sessions, follow up with an SVP in one of the departments available for generalist placement. Background check and references before hiring decision. Recruiter and coordinator were very high-touch throughout the process.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai

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I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm (Chennai) in Mar 2021

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There was a 45 minutes aptitude test with 30 questions. After getting qualified to a certain level, it passed us to a 9 minutes asynchronous video interview. This is about the 1st round only.

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It lasted about 30 minutes on phone. They only asked about what's on resume and some behavioral questions about my undergraduate experience. Not too hard and the interview was nice and friendly.

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I applied and then I started the interviews via zoom. Started with a probability interview on a cat moving on the integer's line. Then I did a programming interview and a statistics' one.

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  • Questions about probability, statistics and basics of programming
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY

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I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm (New York, NY) in Feb 2021

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Talk about an EXTENSIVE interview process! Multiple interviews with same-level potential colleagues before advancing to management. Lots of screening. Writing sample, case study ("working" interview), background check, reference checks. Have patience because they have great employee satisfaction and the people are sharp, intuitive and friendly. They are casual, but perform with excellence.

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  • What is a challenge you faced or mistake you made and how did you handle?
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