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"nice first job."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

Pros

good pay, smart and very nice people to work with, good learning experience.

Cons

not much sharing of knowledge. low mobility within teams. will be put into a certain area of focus at the beginning of your job and it is hard to move around.

Advice to Management

more communication.

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

  1. "Unique culture"

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

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Crazy smart people. Very thoughtful and engaged management. Strong, consistent culture. This is the Google of Wall Street.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as high as other firms. Slow to embrace change. Management can be a bit too hands-off.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to encourage more innovation structurally. Currently, new ideas are too easily stifled.


  2. "great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    extremely intelligent coworkers, great perks, a chance for career growth if you're interested and you're smart. office culture is geeky and great.

    Cons

    flattish structure can be confusing, salaries are not as good as comparable hedge funds, company went downhill a bit after the crash.

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