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Best in BigLaw

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Davis Polk

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Meritocracy, great experience on important cases, respectful workplace, very few "screamers" or otherwise inappropriate people. If you want to work in BigLaw, Davis Polk is the place.

Cons

Passive-Aggressive Culture. People will smile in your face and then rip you to shreds. Otherwise the same cons that apply to BigLaw generally apply to Davis Polk--long hours, etc.

Advice to Management

Be more transparent with employees about their performance and prospects at the firm.

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  1. Legal Assistant at DPW

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    White shoe firm, prestigious, great on your CV, interesting people

    Cons

    Long hours, not much opportunities for juniors


  2. 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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