Duff & Phelps

www.duffandphelps.com
Employer Engaged

39 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Solid Company with Some Superstar Areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Well-run
    To be privately held by Carlyle Group

    Cons

    Valuation business is an old dinosaur that needs to be cut down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better opportunities to market for new business across service lines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had a positive experience with local management, but it wasn't the right job for me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues who cared about more than just getting ahead. We worked together to get the job done and hopefully enjoy the experience. Support from office management was generally strong.

    Cons

    Management relied almost solely on billable hours to determine bonuses and raises, which overlooks quality and deters innovation. The executive team appeared not to care much for their staff, we were treated like cogs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the annual review process to include more metrics. Billable hours do not solely determine productivity, and provide more Practice Development support for new VPs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Duff & Phelps was enjoyable and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Duff & Phelps as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some of the employees seemed to dislike their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Overall very good, yet at the end of the day you are only a number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great firm to work for, really takes care of their employees. Great benefits, bonus and work life balance. Lots of room for growth and availability to work on all types of projects. Overall a strong team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Like many fin services firms changes in upper management can completely change how the company cares for its employees. After Duff went public the atmosphere changed completely as did the benefits. You went from feeling like a member of a team to being just another number and also replaceable. Not a very healthy atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Case competition

    Current Employee - Case Competition Leader in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Case Competition Leader in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Rigorous. Very hard but lots of fun

    Cons

    It was challenging but fun.. So there are no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to work for, especially out of undergrad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Established company, respected name. Projects are dynamic and clients are usually well-known. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Work/life balance and corporate culture can be improved. Promotions and bonuses are dictated by the success of your department and have lessened over the past few years. Employee turnover at the staff level is high but comparable to other investment banks and consulting firms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I respectable place to launch a career in finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Valuation Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Valuation Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive coworkers always take time out of their day to help you. The training program is also very helpful to new analysts

    Cons

    Monotonous, boring work. The firm lacks the fast paced environment that other financial service firms have to offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A decent place to work, although it depends highly on the city and group in which you work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is better than at the Big 4, especially since higher level employees receive stock options and restricted stock.

    Cons

    Public company issues are prevalent. Also, a large portion of the firm is valuation, which is more of a commodity than some other value-added services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps

    Pros

    Duff and Phelps is a great place to develop a strong skill set which can be leveraged as an asset towards career advancement.

    Cons

    Because the services provided at Duff and Phelps are more ancillary and audit like the fees that the company charge are not that great, in turn the salaries are capped at a lower level than deserved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the work life balance of the employees or increase the salaries. The company should not have gone public because now there is too much of an emphasis on the profit margin rather than the employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Has its challenges but overall a good work experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps

    Pros

    Great client base. Many opportunities to learn and stretch for greater responsibility. Collegial environment in most cases. Generally personable and grounded co-workers.

    Cons

    Under-developed performance review culture. At times little cooperation at senior levels of management due to individual interests. Hours can at times be long. Bonus compensation often viewed as average or below average. Culture across cities can often by very different. Public company status can result in management overly focusing on short-term results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resist the urge to focus on short-term results and focus on most effective ways to increase shareholder value in the long term. Closely scrutinize and review compensation practices.

    No opinion of CEO

Work at Duff & Phelps? Share Your Experiences

Duff & Phelps

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.