Duff & Phelps Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Duff & Phelps Chairman, President, and CEO Noah Gottdiener
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and somewhat interesting work (in 9 reviews)

  • With some effort, patience and skill, there are doors that open at Duff and Phelps, and you have flexibility to create your own work environment (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is subpar with high turnover (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours, low wages, management was unwilling to do their job and did not keep agreements made with temporary workers (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people and interesting work

    Cons

    Beauracracy and not much time for personal activities

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management


  2. Good employer in financial services

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, high level of involvement into all phases of projects from the very beginning of your career.

    Cons

    Not that great work-life balance


  3. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on live deals, analysts are always willing to help, learn a lot of valuation

    Cons

    Some late nights, but never too late.


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  5. Senior

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duff & Phelps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Went from being a pure valuation shop to one with investment banking focus to again trying to expand into international business within the valuations space. The company has top clients in the industry, and is amongst the top 2 within the valuation space nationally.

    Cons

    needs to starting paying attention to the employees and also make sure high performers are reawrded. would be good to have a career track in place for employees

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees, and pay them for their efforts in line with the market, given less recongnition within the industry need to market it better


  6. Great company for the corporate world

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, smart people, growing company

    Cons

    work can be meaningless/bland and hours can be intense

    Advice to Management

    We aren't getting paid IB salaries, perhaps focus more on employee happiness


  7. Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office environment, learned a ton!

    Cons

    Long hours, but that is expected for this type of job.


  8. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people on my team are very supportive and I really do love walking into the office everyday to work with them. Work / Life balance is pretty good and the company has a lot of opportunities to grow internally - I can see myself working here for a very long time.

    Cons

    Not many that I have noticed, wish my salary was higher but that should come with experience


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    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Gain good technical skillsets through modeling -Exposure to projects across various industries

    Cons

    -Poor culture - stagnant and no camaraderie within the group -Directors and above often disregard work life balance of junior level staff, and do not show appreciation for the effort put into the projects. -Company offers very little career planning/development resources -The work, especially the modeling, becomes mechanical after awhile. -Total compensation is not reflective of the hours required for this position.


  10. senior associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment, seems top heavy


  11. West Coast TAS

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, a few smart people, nice office. Solid benefits.

    Cons

    No structure, no team and no events. The office is small but people don't interact with each other. West Coast practice is terrible. I would not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look at your employees as billable hours. Start creating a team.



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