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Great Culture in the Los Angeles Office. Growing Middle Market Investment Bank

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate, Investment Bank in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Associate, Investment Bank in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Great Culture. The culture in the Los Angeles office is amazing. As an experienced investment banker I found that the managers and head of the office actually care about your life and do not treat you a like a disposable resource that they can utilize until you fizzle out. - Consistent Deal Flow. The directors and managing directors are seasoned veterans that bring in substantial deal flow and can execute transactions efficiently and consistently. - Solid Training and Ample Resources. Duff & Phelps has the resources of a bulge bracket investment bank and dedicates a lot of time and money to training employees.

Cons

- Limited Junior Staffing. While the company tends to invest a lot of money in each employee, it also limits the number of analysts that it can hire. The analysts get a lot of experience that they normally would not get until they were in their second or third year at other firms, but the investment banking junior staff is consistently very busy. - No free Red Bull or Nespresso (yes, a very Wall Street problem...)

Advice to Management

None. The corporate strategy has been excellent and I hope the growth continues under Carlyle.

Other Employee Reviews for Duff & Phelps

  1. I have learned a significant amount of financial knowledge in a short time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to Complex Deals Deal Responsibility Exposure to Larger Cases

    Cons

    Small Deals in M&A Not Enough Individual Training Loss of Talent

    Advice to Management

    Have to pay to keep talent


  2. Solid Company with Some Superstar Areas

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well-run To be privately held by Carlyle Group

    Cons

    Valuation business is an old dinosaur that needs to be cut down

    Advice to Management

    Create better opportunities to market for new business across service lines


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