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  • A great place to start, either in the legal or financial service field (in 7 reviews)

  • great people, challenging work, market compensation (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Davis Polk has great people and interesting, high-quality work. The summer program is filled with great events and lets you get to know your class very well.

    Cons

    The culture is pretty buttoned-up, although that could be a good thing if you have a family at home and do not want to socialize with colleagues a lot.

    Advice to Management

    I think management could do a better job of facilitating events for associates rather than just summers (i.e., make the annual holiday part a lawyer-only event outside of the firm).


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Davis Polk full-time

    Pros

    The firm is well known and respected in the industry. Legal and general staff are friendly, professional, and hard working.

    Cons

    Little room for growth and career advancement

  3. "Davis Polk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Davis Polk (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Davis Polk gives opportunities to those seeking work experience. A great place to start, either in the legal or financial service field. Great environment, great people and very informative in-regards to the industry. DP helps any individual grow more professional and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Work hours can be very long. It's this way for every entry level profession.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead a great team of intelligent individuals.


  4. "Document Specoalist"

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    Current Employee - Document Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Document Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Davis Polk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent reputation. Wonderful staff with a great degree of control and monitoring.

    Cons

    Some non-legal departments have lousy management.. Don't fully realize how changes, whether direct, or indirect, can affect newer non-legal subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the time you have with others. Cherish the ones you have and trust more in their abilities.


  5. "Document Review"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual, JD, Doc Review, KYC, AML Analyst in Floral Park, NY
    Former Employee - Bilingual, JD, Doc Review, KYC, AML Analyst in Floral Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Davis Polk (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding, professional, food, coffee, nice amenities...

    Cons

    Contract came to an end...

    Advice to Management

    hire me again, plus I have improved!


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Davis Polk (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work with nice people; great benefits that include medical, dental, 401k and generous pto; no required overtime unless of course a project needs to be submitted.

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance are minimal


  7. "Front Desk Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice firm to work for.They were very fair. I had no problems with supervisors. I like to meet and greet clients who came into the front desk. I answered a multi-line phone. We opened mail, faxing, helped in the recruiting dept.

    Cons

    Traveling into Manhattan inclement weather. constant mobility.

    Advice to Management

    none.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Queens Village, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Queens Village, NY

    I worked at Davis Polk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be restrictive in job growth


  9. "Davis Polk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Davis Polk (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Good people. Always willing to help

    Cons

    There is no room for advancment


  10. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Davis Polk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Davis Polk is a great place to work. The people are very nice people and expectations are generally reasonable. Good high quality work.

    Cons

    It is difficult to become partner or counsel and there is little insight given in to your changes of doing so. Best of luck to you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You have built a great firm. More experience for junior associates is highly advisable so please do so.


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