D.E. Shaw Review Data

27 total review submissions

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionOverall
2020InternNew York CityN/A- lot of resources dedicated to interns
- lot of…
- employees didn't really feel passionate about their…
2020InternNew YorkHuman ResourcesDefinitely one of the most interesting companies to work at…The impact that you make is very team limited and the work…
20202nd Year AnalystHyderabadEquitiesThe perks are good. Regular parties and trips. The office…Work-life balance is not that good. The promotion is…
2015InternNew YorkGeneralist* Very smart and talented co-workers
* Company…
* I had very little visibility into what the other teams…
20201st Year AnalystNew YorkGeneralistDESCO has a great collegiate atmosphere, opportunities for…As is the norm, work life balance is non-existent but this…
2020QuantNew YorkQuantitative Researchnothing to say since haven't started yet…nothing to say since haven't started yet…
20161st Year AnalystNew YorkTradingGenerally good quality of life. Lots of interesting work.…It's definitely a grind. Lots of long nights,…
2019InternNew YorkProp TradingGreat culture, recruiters are all really nice people who…None that I can tell so far, perhaps that culture may be…
20191st Year AssociateNew YorkGeneralistGreat compensation, great benefits, conscientious…I'm just starting out, but at this point, I have…
20191st Year AnalystNew YorkGeneralistGreat place to end up working, especially out of school.…Extremely hectic at most times, but this is very similiar…
2019QuantNew York, NY, USAInvestment ManagementVery smart colleagues
Academic culture with…
SIlo-ed environment, limited interaction between groups…
2018InternNew YorkEquity HedgePeople are really intelligent, friendly and considerate.…Few interactions outside of work; not exactly collegial.…
2019InternNew YorkHedge Fundgreat perks, good people, very friendly culture. throw…can be super individualistic and generally more handholding…
2019Student / Prospective MonkeyNew YorkGeneralistGreat company culture, intellectually stimulating…Culture is not traditional finance firm kind of culture so…
2019InternHong KongInvestment Researchhigh pay for intern (higher than many IBD interns)
too tech focused and the company is getting more and more…
20181st Year AnalystNew YorkGeneralistSmart people but the quality of people varies from very…Quality of people varies and WLB is highly dependent on who…
20183rd+ Year AnalystNew YorkGeneralistOverall this is a great place to work with a strong culture…Each group at firm is fairly sheltered from the other, and…
2018QuantNew YorkQuantitative ResearchSmart people, good compensation, great culture, great perks…long working hours, percentage of young people is…
2018InternNew YorkQuantitative ResearchThe work was challenging and interesting.
The intern…
The manager was quite unhelpful. No feedback given or clear…
2013InternNew YorkTradingProjects were generally interesting. Not exactly related to…Some of the activities organized for interns, including a…
2017DeveloperNew York, NY, USAN/AGood working hours and perks. Relaxed work environment.…There is less flexibility for people to change teams or…
20181st Year AssociateNew YorkHedge FundA very good company. Good reputation. Good pay. Good people…Do not have anything to complain yet. Overall it is a good…
2014InternNew YorkCollateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMO)Pretty relaxed environment, good snacks, coworkers eager to…Not a lot of opportunity to make real impact, but that…
2016Student / Prospective MonkeyNew YorkGeneralistGreat pay and you learn a lot in just a few weeks about…Very stressful since I was commuting about two hours a day…

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