2.4

Hear from the Group

Whether they came by way of academia, Silicon Valley, or an NGO, everyone has their own story of how they arrived here, and why they’ve stayed. Listen to their views to learn what it’s like to work at the D. E. Shaw group.

Meet Attila, Quantitative Analyst: “The thing I enjoy the most is that with every single project I’ve worked on I’ve learned something new.”

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Meet Daina, Project Manager: “From day one I was encouraged to have a voice and share my thoughts about the research I was generating.”

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Meet Nan, Quantitative Analyst: “What I find the most exciting here is that I never get bored of my work. I always get very interesting problems I can keep working on.”

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Meet Attila, Quantitative Analyst: “I had always wanted to work on real-world problems that were a mixture of computer science, physics, and mathematics.”

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Meet Jay, Counsel: “In a thirty minute conversation, you wouldn’t think you’d get into that much detail, but we did.”

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Meet Josh, Quantitative Analyst: “I thought I’d try this out for a year, and fifteen years later I’m still sitting here.”

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Meet Nan, Quantitative Analyst: “I didn’t have a good sense of finance, so I was expecting to see people in suits.”

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Meet Greg, Trader: “The way we approach problem solving makes it so much more research focused, you feel like you’re almost within an academic institution.”

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Meet Marianna, Portfolio Manager: “It’s really exciting to come and help build a business at an institution like this one. There’s so much support from all different parts of the firm.”

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Meet Zack, Investor Relations: “What you know coming in is much less important than what you’re willing to learn once you get here.”

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Meet Daina, Project Manager: “I think that people here are just fundamentally kind, respectful, collaborative, and fun.”

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Meet Greg, Trader: “I found that the employees of the D. E. Shaw group are exceptionally well-rounded; that’s not an adjective I expected to use.”

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Meet Jay, Counsel: “We’re comfortable in our nerdiness, and the firm kind of encourages it.”

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Meet Nan, Quantitative Analyst: “It’s sort of like a mixture of grad school and a tech company, with a flavor of finance in it.”

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Meet Zack, Investor Relations: “My fellow employees are relentlessly rational. At the end of the day, what matters most is that they get things right.”

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Meet Marianna, Portfolio Manager: “I think working in this city is the best thing you can do for being in this industry and being a mom, because there’s a huge support network.”

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Meet Matthew, Compliance Associate: “Living in NYC has been a fantastic experience for me. It’s a very, very difficult place to get bored living in.”

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Meet Josh, Quantitative Analyst: “It’s an opportunity for an intern to really dig in deep, do something pretty meaningful, and it can be a lot of fun.”

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Meet Katherine, Recruiter: “Make it your own, ask questions, raise your hand. We want you to have a great experience, and bring your unique skills to the table.”

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    Making an Impact:

  • 4 videos

    Discovering the Firm:

  • 3 videos

    Work & Process:

  • 5 videos

    Culture & Colleagues:

  • 2 videos

    Finding a Balance:

  • 2 videos

    Internship Program: