D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Reviews

Updated 10 Jan 2021

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

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

Cons
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  1. "It's a great company to lookupto for freshers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time

    Pros

    Great package, amazing career growth and work culture

    Cons

    Maybe the hiring process it's little tough

  2. "great company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company with good pay and culture !

    Cons

    Work life balance can be an issue


  3. "Great perks"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Research Associate in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of parties and fun Unlimited sick leaves Employee friendly

    Cons

    Work may or may not be good depending on the team

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time

    Pros

    Good Company and good people to work with

    Cons

    Limited resource which makes work life little hectic

  5. "Good Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Research Analyst 

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment if you work hard, your effort will be rewarded

    Cons

    work life balance is not that great

  6. "Best company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time

    Pros

    Amazing infrastructure and work culture.

    Cons

    Mostly will be working on the same project for longer time.

  7. "Everything is awesome except the work quality"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Competitive pay - Awesome people

    Cons

    - An environment which promotes staying extended hours in office. - Poor work quality.

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  8. "."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Project Manager in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary, technically challenging works, opportunities to work with some great minds

    Cons

    learning opportunity for new market technologies are less

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  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time

    Pros

    Better work life balance and employee benefits

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities in some teams

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing firm"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time

    Pros

    good salary... good work life balance...brilliant colleagues.

    Cons

    fewer holidays..sometimes work pressure is more so keep your health in check

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