Davis Polk

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Great firm and great opportunities

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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 5 years)

Pros

We will work with talented people. You will have great clients who are able to pay a lot for lawyers. You will have exciting work.

Cons

You will work long hours. You will get a lot of training too, but the learning curve is steep and there will be lots of situations where you will have to sink or swim.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    One of the best places to work in Big Law. But you're still working in biglaw.

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

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Davis Polk is the people. People are (generally) kind and interested in getting the work done, not interested in embarrassing one another or being rude.

    Cons

    Because people are kind, they often fail to give good feedback for fear of being rude. Also, working in big law is crappy, no matter what firm you work at. Davis Polk is the best of a bad bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't need my advice, the firm is very well run. Big law is probably in for a decline in the coming years but DPW management is very good and the firm will weather the decline better than most.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High prestige, high quality work, but monotonous and very serious

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Davis Polk as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very smart people working here and doing work for huge companies -- stuff you read about in WSJ or NYT. Partners are very nice, and there are no screamers.

    Cons

    It's a very serious environment and it can be hard to find your place there, to connect to people, and so forth. Also, training is very haphazard -- you're expected to be smart enough to figure it out, which is a plus and minus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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