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Good Place to Work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Duff & Phelps

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Duff has a much more relaxed work environment than many other middle market and bulge bracket investment banks. There is no face time requirement at the company. If work is completely on time and in an efficient and high quality manner, there is no expectation that people will stay until the most senior person leaves the office.

Cons

The company has limited name recognition which may be a detriment to resumes. Many people associate Duff with accounting related services and do not realize that investment banking is even a service we offer. Additionally, compensation could be more in line with other middle market investment banks in order to recruit the best talent possible.

Advice to Management

Segregate the investment banking group from the rest of the business

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good place to start.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Duff & Phelps

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, good bonus if you work like a slave. The company isn't bad overall but the work can be harsh.

    Cons

    Never knowing when you'll get to go home. Unpredicatability of the workload from work to work or even day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employee's downtime more. Less late night/ early morning and weekend emails, sometimes I want to throw my blackberry in the ocean.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A fun place to work if you don't want to be challenged.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at Duff & Phelps

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is fun and entertaining. Staff employees typically go to happy hours during the week and develop relationships outside of work. Aside from the employee relations, the work itself it not too challenging and I believe you get paid well for what you do - it is by no means I-Banking. The company allows for you to determine how to balance your work life and you get rewarded depending on where you put the fulcrum on the scale (i.e. some employees come in around 10 and leave at 6 others put in 10 - 12 days every day and get the promotions).

    Cons

    The company has instilled no loyalty among the staff level. Management constantly tell staff "this is a great place to start" hinting that they (staff employees) will be changing companies or careers in the short run. With comes no real career track. The work itself is not too challenging which allows from some of the employees to coast within the company not putting in too many hours. There are no opportunities to really go into the market and try the challenges of selling work or developing business relationships. Overall, the company does not foster a place you would be loyal to and would challenge you each day.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff level employees like they are going to be in your shoes one day. Do not act fat and happy because of your title. Encourage newly hired employees to be loyal to the company and they will work harder and longer for you. Try and befriend them out of the office on some occasion - golf, etc.


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