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D. E. Shaw India Employee Reviews about "long working hours"

Updated Jan 21, 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Recommends

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India

    Pros

    Good perks offered good work environment

    Cons

    bad working hours satisfactory quality of work

    D. E. Shaw India2019-01-21
  2. "Member technical"

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    Current Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work, good pay and perks

    Cons

    No Work life balance, long working hours

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    D. E. Shaw India2018-04-29
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Software Enginner"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Join after college, prepare for MS and leave.

    Cons

    - Biased managers specially in FO Quant, - Mostly operations work and bug fixes, very limited development opportunity, - Outdated tech stack, - Lots of politics and bias (IIT non IIT bias, QA Dev bias, Levels bias, NY India bias) - Monotonous work, - Long working hours, - Some bosses are real turn offs, - Not too much learning. - Not a good place for ambitious people, - Opportunities to travel abroad, - Difficulties in switching projects, - Strictly high command culture. Whatever headquarters says, off shore office needs to follow -- they say they are a global firm but they aren't. When you work with a peer in the US team, you do not get a sense of working with a colleague. They try to upper hand you and overturn or ignore your suggestions/decisions. A lot of the US (technical) staff won't take any feedback and are presumptuous and prejudiced. - Lack of transparency in management and existence of hierarchy. - Lack of vision.

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    D. E. Shaw India2018-01-30
  4. "Best place to get spoiled for choices"

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    Financial Associate in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India for more than a year

    Pros

    Great food and facilities for free, beautiful office, comfortable environment

    Cons

    Monotonous work, long working hours

    D. E. Shaw India2017-10-12
  5. "Great Place and Culture"

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    Senior Software Developer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India for more than 3 years

    Pros

    independent working environment smartest people from the country high compensastion

    Cons

    slightly longer working hours aggressive project plans

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    D. E. Shaw India2017-09-13
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing people and culture"

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     in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India for 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.

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    D. E. Shaw India2016-06-16
  7. "good place and workable environment"

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    Current Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw India full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Energetic work place and the people are very cooperative, a lot of learning

    Cons

    working hours are not so good

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    D. E. Shaw India2014-10-26
  8. "Rollercoaster Ride"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Hyderābād

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    long work hours. Too much expectation from a person at every level.

    D. E. Shaw India2014-09-01
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company to make a career and stay in, bad if you want to move."

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    Former Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best compensation, best benefits. Amazing mix of people from various cultures.

    Cons

    Bad Managers, The senior management seems to like people who brownnose them. No support from the front line managers even on huge projects.Bad Work/Life balance, 12-14 hours of work in the name of flexible work hours. No support to people after they leave the firm, in terms to giving them referral letters, apparently "They have stopped giving referral letters". Why? Because they feel like. Wasting money on parties.

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    D. E. Shaw India2014-07-03
  10. "Experience at D E Shaw"

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    Former Employee - Member Technical in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at D. E. Shaw India full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. The company has very informal culture and you get to work with lot of amazing people.

    Cons

    The long working hours may be tiring. Many a times it becomes necessary to work on weekends to complete the task .

    D. E. Shaw India2014-03-28
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