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

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate, Investment Bank  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Associate, Investment Bank in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Solid Company with Some Superstar Areas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Create better opportunities to market for new business across service lines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience for young people but wouldn't work there again

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solid training and financial modeling and intangibles valuation. Many people go into industry, the big four, or banking after working here.

    Cons

    Managing directors know what they're doing - they've been in the business for decades. It's the managers that often mistreat the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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