Duff & Phelps
3.0 of 5 121 reviews
www.duffandphelps.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Duff & Phelps Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.1 24 reviews

                             

46% Approve of the CEO

Duff & Phelps Chairman, President, and CEO Noah Gottdiener

Noah Gottdiener

(13 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Solid and Growing Company

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDuff & Phelps is a growing business with several service lines that are, or are shortly posed to be, the market leader. The firm still thinks of itself as a mid-market investment banking firm, but the reality is that it can provide financial advisory in a multitude of areas, most of which are growing rapidly. It's very nice never to worry about job security

    ConsDuff is less prestigious than a big investment bank, and they pay is going to be lower at most levels below Managing Director. The banking group still dominates the firm, but the real value to the firm lies outside of M&A.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of compensation groups within service lines, so that people can bring in business into any service line.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good place if you have pride in your work.

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosjob security - if you are horrible, they will never fire you. you can lie on your timecard and no one will care as long as they can pass along your hours to their clients.

    Consbonuses are horrible and so is total comp relative to competitors. They are more interested in getting fees from clients that doing good work. If you are a good worker, you will constantly be asked to pick up the slack from other, bad workers but you will not be compensated for it and they will never be fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so greedy. If you want to retain and keep good talent you have to show the good talent that you care, both by career advancement opportunities and better pay than the less motivated or capable staff. Stop rewarding slackers that never show up and lie on their timecards.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent work/life balance

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosdecent work /life balance here

    Conscompany is poorly run - too much fighting amongst groups over who gets the revenue versus actually maximizing revenue for the firm

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience has been long and tedious

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosthe free lunches during meetings

    Consvery separate. EA's are treated as unimportant.

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    I wouldn't recommend

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood opportunities to learn, get thrown in on lots of projects, big name clients

    Consincredibly long hours and weekend work and very little pay relative to hours worked, zero ability to control or predict your schedule, the company expects you to have your computer when you take vacation, the rating system is on a curve aka even if more people are great, they can't get assigned the higher rating and they have to have some assigned as the lowest rating, incredibly low bonuses, no loyalty to employees, people are incredibly intense and can only talk about work, culture is intense, stiff, and people aren't friends

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Job out of College

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGain Marketable Skills. Valuation / Modeling

    ConsPay is below street, Challenge employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees better, match street to retain employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice people, needs better management

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSmart, hardworking coworkers
    Interesting work
    Entrepreneurial environment

    ConsSome senior leaders are rarely in the office and have no idea what's happening with the company
    Sexist remarks tolerated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have learned a significant amount of financial knowledge in a short time.

    Investment Banking Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExposure to Complex Deals
    Deal Responsibility
    Exposure to Larger Cases

    ConsSmall Deals in M&A
    Not Enough Individual Training
    Loss of Talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave to pay to keep talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Firm and great projects

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat Firm and great projects; location is fantastic; well-managed

    ConsErratic hours; tough clients who are also working crazy hours; hard to find a work-life balance

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    Duff & Phelps was enjoyable and challenging

    Investment Banking Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat culture and work atmosphere.

    ConsSome of the employees seemed to dislike their job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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