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Davis Polk CEO Thomas J. Reid
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38 Ratings
Pros
  • "DPW is a very much solid law firm in the market(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great place to be an associate, great colleagues(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Good People, Great Work

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Davis Polk full-time

      Pros

      Respectful culture, top tier work, no billable hours requirement, people expect you to take your full vacation allotment

      Cons

      Hours are still big law hours, the formal mentorship program is lacking (informally, lots of people are happy to give advice), feedback unstructured

    • Associate

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Davis Polk full-time

        Pros

        Interesting and challenging transactions, supportive environment,

        Cons

        Work-life balance typical for a large law firm

      • Associate

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Davis Polk full-time

          Pros

          Pay, networking, office, deal work

          Cons

          Long and unpredictable hours, clients

        • Good firm

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at Davis Polk

            Pros

            Strong practice across the board

            Cons

            None that jump to mind

          • Lawyer

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              Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

              I have been working at Davis Polk full-time

              Pros

              Exceptional law firm; great reputation

              Cons

              Plan to work hard and maintain high standards

            • Great Culture

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              Current Employee - Associate 
              Recommends
              Positive Outlook
              Approves of CEO

              I have been working at Davis Polk full-time for more than 6 years

              Pros

              Great culture, people; exciting work

              Cons

              Big law hours are tough

            • Good place to work

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

              I have been working at Davis Polk full-time for more than a year

              Pros

              Inclusive community with lots of encouragement for personal growth

              Cons

              can require long hours depending on what is going on

            • great place to work

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              Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
              Recommends
              Positive Outlook
              Approves of CEO

              I have been working at Davis Polk

              Pros

              relaxed, supportive, and well paid

              Cons

              I can't think of any

            • Helpful (2)

              Ok place

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              Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
              Doesn't Recommend

              I have been working at Davis Polk full-time

              Pros

              Cafeteria, 401k contribution, located close to grand central

              Cons

              only cares about attorneys, doesn't care about the staff as much

            • Great place

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              Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
              Recommends
              Positive Outlook
              Approves of CEO

              I worked at Davis Polk full-time

              Pros

              Good work life balance Good benefits

              Cons

              dual class society between lawyers and non-lawyers (admin)

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