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D. E. Shaw India Senior Member IT Reviews

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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. Helpful (1)

    "Very Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, very flexible working hours, good amount of exposure towards new technological development. Very informal culture.

    Cons

    Work load a bit too much during month end


  2. "Fun but from technological perspective gets a bit monotonous"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member Information Technology in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Member Information Technology in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + competitive compensation
    + good working environment
    + smart people

    Cons

    + not too challenging technically
    + more maintenance activities compared to new project development

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great learning with enough perks!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member Information Technology in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member Information Technology in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to with intelligent people.
    Very good pay.
    Good learning.
    Real respect for takent

    Cons

    Some of the managerial processes are yet to be streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the management.


  4. "Mixedbag"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member Information Technology in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member Information Technology in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - faced paced
    - decent pay package

    Cons

    - work life imbalance
    - Limited business news communications from higher ups


  5. "Eventful"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Exposure to Finance and domain

    Cons

    Lack of Technology exposure and development

    Advice to Management

    Improve your level


  6. "Excellent."

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    Former Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World class infrastructure with world class Systems team, with organized and disciplined approach to communications and infrastructure management.
    Plenty of technical challenges and opportunities around to pick and resolve, only needs 'will' to go and hunt them.
    Healthy environment for free exchange of ideas; live and competent people to talk.
    A very good pay master. Rewards for excellent performers guaranteed.
    Motto: Work hard, Party harder.

    Cons

    Strong politically motivated environment.
    Rewards or recognition could be delayed ( but are guaranteed.)
    Company thrives on its hedge fund business performance, so all the technical work can sometimes yield nothing if the business gets a hit. In a way, its a risky environment.
    Recruitment is crazy, slow process.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the slack talk and get to work. Confusing talks sometimes deviate the individuals from their goals and even stagnates their thought process.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Pay, Benifits, Flexible Work Culture, Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Salary
    2. Flexible Work Culture

    Cons

    1. Lot of politics.
    2. Assets going down
    3. Not lot of technical challenges.
    4. Promotions are based on your relationship with management

  8. Helpful (3)

    "High salary, Less tech work, Less Employee Respect, Limited freedom, Too much politics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and bonus
    If you have an interest in financial world, its good

    Cons

    No flexibility of work - No work from home.
    Politics.
    Bureaucracy.
    Only MT/SMT do most of the things.
    PM(s)/PL(s) only do prioritization - Do not provide a good vision and do not come up with a plan.
    They just want you to slog at the last minute to get job done even if its not worth the effort.
    Many people do people management and forget that they are in a tech job.
    Freedom to work on something else is not there.
    MT/SMT are expected to multitask and slog and do the work end-to-end.

    Advice to Management

    Just doing prioritization does not help - sketch proper plans. Do not beat around the bush. Talk about tech work. Give time for people to develop good applications.Sort out internal politics.Stop treating specific people as god and give respect to everyone overall. Encourage folks for their good work.Giving lot of money alone does not help.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great in terms of technical work, poor interms of environment, management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member IT in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work on some of the best/latest techonlogies
    Opportunity to learn in a short time
    salary package best among industry

    Cons

    not much lateral growth
    poor middle management
    unnecessary stress

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as people (not like machines)
    salary can't be motivator all the time
    too much of individual focus is bad as a team