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D. E. Shaw India Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The place has a good work culture (in 29 reviews)

  • Good work life balance in most roles (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Some job functions don't offer good work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Bad Work/Life balance, 12-14 hours of work in the name of flexible work hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Alright"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Different technology stack is a pro

    Cons

    Less growth is a con


  2. "Great work environment, jobs could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment - free food, great work spaces, no dress code
    Generous benefits
    Approachable management
    Good work life balance in most roles

    Cons

    Some job functions may soon become redundant
    Lack of long term career development
    People stuck in job functions
    Some job functions don't offer good work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Higher management in India should try and bring higher value jobsto india, invest in long term training of employees, can tone back excessive focus on external benefits - the jobs can be made better

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good workplace but not the best out there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Flexible working hours
    2) Informal culture
    3) Good place to kickstart one's career

    Cons

    The initial work may not be challenging enough

    Advice to Management

    Need to find better professional managers to handle teams


  4. "Great work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, great pay and benefits package, work on new technologies

    Cons

    Lack of vision, stuck at one level for too long time

    Advice to Management

    Bridge the gap between senior and mid levels


  5. Helpful (1)

    "For fresh undergraduates"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time

    Pros

    Best in class benefits
    Decent pay
    Flexible work hours
    Job security

    Cons

    Highly process oriented
    Non challenging monotonous work
    Little room for growth after a year

    Advice to Management

    Give more ownership to associates, or at least some work requiring creative thinking. Perhaps increasing salaries might retain associates for longer.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "It was kind of good overall except the work quality.."

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, flexible timings, facilities , office parties. There are 10 things you could boast about when you are a part of deshaw..

    Cons

    Work quality is poor. There is no Flexibility in learning different domains . you will be stuck in one work for ages which will make you redundant in market after some time..

    Advice to Management

    Job rotation should be encouraged... It's the only thing due to which I could see many people leaving. And given the setup. I clearly see an opportunity to do it too.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice for a college fresher but with limited learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Financial Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Timing, Open Groups, Average age less than 30, People from diversified backgrounds, Decent perks

    Cons

    Limited learning, Quality of work varies from team to team

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Services Based Company | Not a Hard-Core Development Company"

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    Current Employee - Member Technical in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Member Technical in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Good Work Atmoshere
    * Lot of Parties
    * Employ Engagement Programmes

    Cons

    * Legacy Infra, in certain Teams
    * Service Engineering kind of work

    Advice to Management

    * Certain Teams are Neglected
    * Higher Management, has very limited involvement with certain teams


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Factory like set up"

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    Former Employee - Financial Research Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Financial Research Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good perks, Great facilities, some part of work was interesting; worked for PE India team which treated the Shared service center like a factory of workers

    Cons

    No idea how the work was being used, no sense of accomplishment or learning

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Good culture of co but with very political people to deal with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice culture, informal clothing, flexi time, good compensation, lot of amenities etc.

    Cons

    learn politics before you join this place and ensure you are prepared to have major ups and downs not just in professional but in personal life also.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to be more fair, do not have favouritism based on anything.


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