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D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Trader Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm (New York, NY) in August 2017.

Interview

I applied through their website, had a first round interview via phone, and ultimately a super day at their office in midtown. The people were nice but very quantitatively-minded and very insistent on technical finance knowledge.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm (New York, NY) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Got on the phone for a 30 minute interview, the interviewer was very nice but was an hour late due to her meetings. Mostly asked about examples of quantitative/analytical experiences in my resume. Also asked why I wanted to work at D.E. Shaw, and shared his reasons for choosing to work there. Overall cordial and professional.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm.

    Interview

    I applied through website and school career website. The first round was a 30 minute phone call. The second and final round was on-site in NYC. The second and final round was on-site in NYC.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm.

    Interview

    First round is a 30 minute phone interview. 5 minutes behavioral, 20 resume overview, 5 minutes technical question. technical question was probability type question. Resume questions are straight forward but you need to know very well why your skill can drive value for them.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    I applied through their website and got a phone interview with one of their traders. Most of the questions were behavioral, except one brain teaser. He was nice, but I did not do well and got rejected.

    Interview Questions

    • Estimate the number of pieces of pizza consumed in the U.S. every day.   Answer Question

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm.

    Interview

    I got a phone interview about two weeks after the application deadline. This interview lasted about half an hour. The interviewer was nice and gave me a call on time. Most questions focused on my past experience. He also asked a few question about the international market. They wanted candidates with diverse background.

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    • What's the most difficult thing if you are U.S president?   Answer Question

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Connected with company through campus recruiting. Interviewed on campus. Was very unimpressed with interviewer. Interview questions were very qualitative. Expected more quantitative testing. Did not enjoy process. Did not pursue position further.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about the current state of the real estate market in China.   1 Answer

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm in February 2011.

    Interview

    Talked about betting in sport games and how to find arbitrage or maximize payoff.

    Interview Questions

    • For a 3 sets tennis game, would you bet on it finishing in 2 sets or 3 sets?   11 Answers
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