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Updated Aug 6, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Place

    Jul 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place, great people and awesome place.

    Cons

    I have not seen any!

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good to work at DEShaw

    Aug 6, 2022 - Investment Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The culture at DES is very braniac/geeky/intellectual. All these people on this thread are praising the culture but it's only great for you if you fit into it.

    Cons

    The environment might be very stressful as you are expected to know many things coming into the job.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great culture

    Jul 4, 2022 - Generalist in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart people, good benefits, casual culture

    Cons

    Socially awkward, not mission driven

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great experience

    Jun 19, 2022 - Rotational Program 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great exposure to different areas of firm

    Cons

    Not too many cons here.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Works for those for whom it works

    Jun 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very specific culture and you’re either a fit or you’re not

    Cons

    Cons are the same as the pros

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Very smart people, slow to move

    Jun 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Comp, quality of talent, good resume item

    Cons

    Slow to move, not particularly innovative (anymore)

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Lots of perks

    May 10, 2022 - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart peers, nice perks, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency over strategy

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome place

    Apr 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, management cares.

    Cons

    Mid town Manhattan isn't for everyone.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Seems like a great place, but if not top lead investor on a product there are better places to work

    Mar 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pays well if on the investment side and leading a team/group Operationally really well run (see below for strategy) Great benefits including gym, free food, etc.

    Cons

    Pays below market for non-revenue generative roles and for non 'PM' level investment jobs Non-innovative place Management mistakes are significant with no repercussions - see handling of Dan Michalow and non-compete implementation Often focused on the minutiae Lots of talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion without any real progress Academic snobs Real succession problem that is glossed over by having an executive committee even though David Shaw still owns a large chunk of the firm

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing place

    Feb 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart coworkers, principled leadership, stimulating work

    Cons

    Sometimes too many back-end processes, but nothing that significant

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D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 203 reviews left anonymously by employees. 96% of employees would recommend working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm to a friend and 93% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

96% of D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.6 for culture and values and 4.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be management, career development.

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