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

Updated Apr 25, 2020

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D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Chairman David E. Shaw
David E. Shaw
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  1. "Great team"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing talent - Great culture - Wider opportunities, flexible working hours - Work life balance

    Cons

    - Not much to add, the environment is great.

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2017-06-18
  2. "best company to work at"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your cow worker will be very kind and supportive.

    Cons

    There will be times when the work is tough,but remember to stay focused

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2020-04-26
  3. "Analyst"

    5.0
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    • 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

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2020-02-16
  4. "Good Experience"

    4.0
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    • 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

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2020-03-01
  5. "Best company to work for"

    5.0
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    • 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.

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2019-11-03
  6. "Great firm smart people"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people, nice office, nice perks (nap pods, treadmill desks, etc) Great culture and food offerings

    Cons

    Pay is slightly below market

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2019-07-22
  7. "An unconventional HF"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Unique longevity and awesome culture of learning.

    Cons

    Reward mechanism is very normalised thus is not as gratifying for performance and not harsh for non performers

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2019-06-15
  8. "D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Review"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits but greater people.

    Cons

    None specificly, I am satisfied.

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2019-04-21
  9. "Everything is awesome except the work quality"

    4.0
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    • 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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    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2019-04-14
  10. Helpful (19)

    "Sinking boat"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture. Flexible working hours and good people.

    Cons

    The return of portfolio is not good compared with competitors. Too much advertisement while new people comes in only to find limited job duty and lower pay compared with competitors. Many people leave.

    D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm2018-11-30
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