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As white shoe firms go, this is an above-average one to work for.

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Former Contractor - Tech Support in New York, NY
Former Contractor - Tech Support in New York, NY

I worked at Davis Polk as a contractor (more than a year)

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

Pros

Great coworkers; very friendly management; excellent benefits (for full-time employees); flexible schedule; nice work culture; lots of opportunities for growth

Cons

Bristly staff and attorneys; somewhat stuffy partners and upper management; antiquated work environment; slow to upgrade technology; understaffed; lack of communication between departments

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Davis Polk full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really smart colleagues, interesting cases

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, not a lot of agency

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent in communicating with the junior associates about expectations. Mentor them.

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    Going Downhill Quickly

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Davis Polk full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Still a lot of great people to work with, top notch facilities and technology.

    Cons

    Absolutely no respect for those who don't hold law degrees. Under people are treated on par with just another office item like a stapler or laser printer. It's a completely different place from what it was in the 90's. Work product is suffering from management's desire to save pennies on the backs of the lower paid people and throw dollars out the window on attorneys who have no loyalty to the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people who really get the grudge work done and out on time with no glorification and treat them with the respect they deserve.

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