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Updated Jul 15, 2021

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4.2
98%
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D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Chairman David E. Shaw
David E. Shaw
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "Research and technology centered culture, with very smart people(in 18 reviews)

  • "Friendly, cooperative, low pressure work environment(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some teams work pretty long hours(in 10 reviews)

  • "work life balance is not that great(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Trader at DEShaw

      Mar 14, 2021 - Trader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very smart coworker, working hours are relatively short compared to other banks

      Cons

      nothing really as I know

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Chill Environment Hedge Fund

      Jul 11, 2021 - Receptionist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Diverse environment, room for growth.

      Cons

      Promises growth, unwilling to match with compensation.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      D.E. Shaw is a good place to work.

      Apr 21, 2021 - Administration 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company has great perks and is not as formal as other finance firms.

      Cons

      Difficult to get a raise.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      good company

      Apr 7, 2021 - Investment Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      this is a great company with good benefits and nice co workers

      Cons

      i cant think of anything really besides the fact that the office building seems old

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Was okay

      Apr 21, 2021 - Intern in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      smart people and some cool projects

      Cons

      long hours intellectual burnout lack of mentorship

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice place to work at times

      Mar 23, 2021 - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great cold brew and snacks, office space is wonderful

      Cons

      Difficult for upward growth, lack of communication regarding comp, DEI efforts can be much stronger

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture and compensation

      Jan 10, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really interesting work High performing yet down-to-earth culture Very competitive compensation

      Cons

      Can sometimes feel bureaucratic, upward mobility seems very dependent upon a spot being available via turnover

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      nice firm

      Sep 20, 2020 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      a very good company indeed

      Cons

      i feel sometimes stressful working here

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent working environment

      Jul 20, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart, ethical, and hard-working co-workers. Company invests in their employees in the long term. Top of the industry.

      Cons

      Your work does not have a direct impact on the world.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Smart and generally kind people, pretty meaningless work

      Jun 17, 2020 - Investment Professional in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed work environment for an investment firm Staff are bright, interesting and generally kind people Pay is very generous relative to most industries (not sure about relative to other hedge funds)

      Cons

      Work is pretty meaningless - if you seek a sense of purpose in your work, this probably isn't your industry As of a few years ago, investment in diversity, equity, and inclusion was poor Perspective of leadership was over-focused on finding "smart" people rather than developing people and team

      6 people found this review helpful
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