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Good place to work as far as big NYC law firms go

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

I worked at Davis Polk full-time

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

Pros

For the most part everyone is treated respectfully and professionally. Great support services (tech support, legal assistants, secretaries, etc.).

Cons

Certain mid level associates have a bad reputation for treating junior associates in a demeaning way. These are typically mid levels that transfer to DPW from another firm and so are used to a screamer culture. Partners and management need to step up and actively send a message that this type of attitude is not the DPW way

Advice to Management

See above

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  1. Great place to work--nice people who work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Davis Polk full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone is exceptionally smart and dedicated to their work. Some might see big law firms as being terrifying places where everyone is out to make a buck and move up the ladder and, although that may be some peoples intention, everyone is a team-player and wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    I find that the firm's ability to train its' staff and incoming interns, associates, employees, etc on the technical programs and procedures of the company--which can be stifling.

  2. Basically the same as everywhere else.

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

    I have been working at Davis Polk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people; great work, but you will likely be doing reviews.

    Cons

    Too much politics, hard to advance, very stiff.

    Advice to Management

    See above. Make it easier to move from group to group.

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