Compare Cravath Swaine vs Davis Polk BETA

See how working at Cravath Swaine vs. Davis Polk compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Cravath Swaine vs. Davis Polk. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Cravath Swaine

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Davis Polk

Employee Ratings

  • Davis Polk scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 106 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 123 reviews)
Davis Polk employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Cravath Swaine employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.2
Work-life balance
3.1
Davis Polk employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than Cravath Swaine employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
4.1
Davis Polk employees rated their Senior Management 1.1 higher than Cravath Swaine employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
4.3
Davis Polk employees rated their Culture & Values 1.1 higher than Cravath Swaine employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cravath Swaine Ceo Evan R. Chesler
86%
86%Evan R. Chesler
CEO Approval
Davis Polk Ceo Thomas J. Reid
99%
99%Thomas J. Reid
Davis Polk employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than Cravath Swaine employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
66%
% Recommend to a friend
97%
Davis Polk employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 31% higher than Cravath Swaine employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Positive Business Outlook
96%
Davis Polk employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Cravath Swaine employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Davis Polk has 126 more total submitted salaries than Cravath Swaine.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate154 Salaries
$205,289/yr
Litigation Paralegal22 Salaries
$52,191/yr
Associate Secretary4 Salaries
$49,746/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate59 Salaries
$219,731/yr
Foreign Legal Associate84 Salaries
$183,399/yr
Administrative Assistant17 Salaries
$70,368/yr

What Employees Say

  • Davis Polk had 5 more reviews than Cravath Swaine that mentioned "Law firm" as a Pro.
  • Davis Polk had 1 more reviews than Cravath Swaine that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
  • Cravath Swaine had 6 more reviews than Davis Polk that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 8 reviews)
"Law firm"(in 5 reviews)
Pros
"Law firm"(in 10 reviews)
"Nice people"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 11 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 18 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal

I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for less than a year

Pros

Nothing compares to the kind of experience one is to get at a firm like this. While most days require overtime, there are absolutely no regrets as there is something new one is likely to learn every... day! The firm allows everyone, regardless of their seniority level in the team, to really interact with the case and everyone on the team is always willing to answer any and every question related to the job.

Cons

There are no cons in my opinion!

Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

I worked at Davis Polk full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Collaborative and opportunity to advance.

Cons

There are no cons, great place!

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