DE Shaw Careers | DE Shaw Internship Review – Bhanu Pratap
DE Shaw Careers, DE Shaw Internship Review, Summer Intern, Financial Research, Bhanu Pratap shares his experience in this brief interview.
Experience (in months): 2 months
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What makes this company different from other similar firms?
DE Shaw India provides research and tech support for the firm’s global operations. Unlike other offshore support centers, employees here are directly involved with the firm’s global activities. This takes the form of constant communication with the fund managers and traders of the firm, interlinked human resource and talent acquisition set ups throughout the world.
Elaborate on the type of work in this kind of role?
My team is involved in data analysis, economic modelling and forecasting which is eventually used in making investment decisions. We specifically work with the company’s traders who deal in energy sector commodities like petroleum and refined products.
What growth opportunities does this company provide? Is there any global exposure?
There is a lot of growth opportunities available in the firm. There are yearly appraisals, financial support for higher education etc. Yes, members of various teams are sent to the firm’s global offices at New York, London and Hong Kong on a rolling basis. There is a constant communication between the NY and HYD office.
How’s the general work culture and interaction with senior level executives?
The company follows a very open and friendly work culture. The timings are flexible, there is no formal dress code and the company provides all sorts of freedom to its employees. All this comes with a mutual trust between the employee and the firm. The senior executives are friendly and interaction with them is encouraged.
Are there any activities/events apart from work to motivate employees?
Yes. There are monthly and yearly activities including hackathons, quizzes, sports tournaments, firm wide parties, trips etc. The company has extended a lot of perks and benefits to its employees.
Would you like to share some negative points which you might have experienced while working here?
I have not observed anything negative about the company.
On a scale from 1-10 (10 being the highest), what rating would you give to DE Shaw India
Would you recommend this company to a friend? Why?
Yes. I will recommend this company to a friend owing to its intellectually stimulating work and comfortable work environment. The pay and the benefits are good as well. There is a lot of global exposure.
What are your future plans? Will you be working here, looking to switch or going for higher studies?
I am open towards working at DE Shaw India if an offer is extended to me. A higher study is on the cards but I will choose the best option available.