D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm - Great environment, brilliant people, probably only a great career choice for quants. | Glassdoor
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"Great environment, brilliant people, probably only a great career choice for quants."

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Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Excellent leadership, great culture, smart coworkers, a chance for non-traditional finance employees to apply their smarts on a blue chip stage. Decent perks, and, in many cases, humane hours.

Cons

Limited career advancement opportunities in many verticals, high-ish turnover, limited opportunities for mentor relationships, introverted employee base. Not an aggressive posture, has been fairly defensive since financial crisis.

Advice to Management

No advice to management - the machine works great.

Other Employee Reviews for D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm

  1. "Brilliant experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture, brilliant people, opportunity to work on different things, good pay

    Cons

    narrow scope, limited exposure, long hours


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Intern - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart people, lots of freedom

    Cons

    the industry is a bit secretive, but thats part of the game

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