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D. E. Shaw India Reviews

Updated August 21, 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 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. "Decent experience. No worries"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior MEMBER TECHNICAL in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work culture. No micromanagement.
    Good perks
    Decent salary
    Very flexible work hours
    Company is ready to provide anything for your growth.

    Cons

    You could end up doing average work (technology)
    Not for very much enthusiastic software developers who dreams about working in rocket science.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you do.


  2. "A great environment to work in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    The culture is great for - casual wear, free food, numerous parties and a swanky office with badminton courts and snooker tables. Also, the people who work here are really intelligent and it's great to interact with them.

    Cons

    Possibly not enough technical exposure

  3. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a Nice and friendly working culture. It is fun to work and moreover it is informal too.

    Cons

    The company has a Challenging environment. You need to be constantly updated with the day to day affairs of the world too.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  4. "Awesome"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing compensation, perks & other benefits.
    Lots of events & activities.
    The crowd is too good.
    People are very cool.
    Work life balance.

    Cons

    It's definitely not a good place for ambitious people. The work is mainly routine & repetitive. Gradually the learning curve becomes zero.


  5. "experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary
    seniors are always ready to help
    time to time parties
    working time is set such that it is comfortable for the employees

    Cons

    nothing as such
    work is not challenging

    Advice to Management

    technology use should be increase


  6. "Nothing compares"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent and unparalleled culture
    Top notch employment engagement that goes above and beyond
    Smart intelligent people from around the country
    Great senior management
    Very competitive pay packages and incentives
    Employee need friendly
    No better place to start your career

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be not as fulfilling in comparison to the other benefits provided by the firm.
    Opportunities to travel abroad are not aplenty


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    => Excellent Employee Engagement Activities
    => Excellent facilities

    Cons

    None i could think of

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing people and culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    D.E Shaw has a wonderful culture. Strives to keep employees happy. Salary and benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    You work on software for internal use. So you miss the experience of working on a product that's used by all.
    Longer daily work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Make the development cycle more streamlined


  9. Helpful (7)

    "The best place to intern!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Internship in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship was perfect!
    - The people around are very helpful, cooperative and friendly.They took us out for team parties for events like birthdays and promotions.
    - No office politics and a very very healthy environment - people interact easily and one can definitely make some great friends.
    - Immense concern for employees and one really feels at home.
    - Free buffet of breakfast, lunch and evening meal
    - All time available fruits, ice creams, drinks, variety of tea and coffee, hot and cold chocolate among many other beverages
    - Flexible work timings
    - Free transport and accommodation at a great hotel
    - Facilities such as gym and games such as table tennis, foosball,badminton,billiards,squash,basketball etc.
    - A perfectly comfortable sleeping room and massage room
    - A full owned building
    - Freedom to manage work and play - no one questions as long as work is being done
     In all, its the perfect experience an intern can hope for.It sets your expectation too high from a company.It is rare that we find such an employee friendly environment and that the employees love the company back as their own.

    Cons

    It may seem unrealistic but in my 2 - month stay at the company, I couldn't expect more from it.Truly a wonderful experience.

    Advice to Management

    The management is great and i hope it is maintained in the years to come.The employees will love to be a part of it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good workplace but not the best out there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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