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D. E. Shaw India Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work culture, inspiring people to work with and great benefits (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 13 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. "Analyst Securrity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Had a great time working at DE Shaw Securities

    Cons

    Cant really think of any,

    Advice to Management

    Great job , keep it up


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind for cons

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader, Information Technology in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Project Leader, Information Technology in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Very talented bunch of indivduals to work with
    Perks and benefits
    Flexible timings
    Good office space

    Cons

    Work is good, but sometimes you end up working on the same stuff for long. And high on dev ops and


  4. "BEST place for fereshers"

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

    Pros

    Great working environment , best for freshers staright out of college , great for your future education and also a good name on resume for future jobs.

    Cons

    cant think of many cons, hard work required also requires full commitment and cannot be done half heartedly, hyderabad is a touch city to work in and some bosses are real turn offs

    Advice to Management

    create newer oppurtunities in other cities and regulate centralisation of authority give mroe individualistic powers


  5. "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


  6. "Great work culture; work quality depends on team"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome work culture
    Greatly helpful teams
    Recognition and rewards - immediately recognised
    Good quality facilities like gym and other game areas

    Cons

    Since it's not a hard core tech firm, the work quality might not be as high as any tech company
    There might be some administrative and operational work in addition to the core tech job which one should be aware of


  7. "good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    intelligent people, good environment, good facilities

    Cons

    none that I could think of......

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Member Technical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment. Incredible facilities. Amazing perks , gifts and bonuses.

    Cons

    Too long hours of work especially in Quant.
    Not too much learning.

    Advice to Management

    Make learning also an integral part of employees life.


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, environment, teams, flexible timings

    Cons

    none as such, good firm


  10. "Operation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment, good salary

    Cons

    slow career progress and wasted talent

    Advice to Management

    better management of talent


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