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Found 215 of over 239 reviews
4.0
88% Recommend to a Friend
Davis Polk Managing Partner Thomas J. Reid
70% Approve of CEO

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place to Work

    Jan 26, 2023 - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people and gracious atmosphere.

    Cons

    Operates more like a corporation than previously.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great substantive experience

    Jan 6, 2023 - Structured Products Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Work on substantive matters; not just administrative tasks - Gain an understanding of structured products - Gain extensive drafting experience

    Cons

    - the long hours can be tough

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Job.

    Jan 11, 2023 - Attorney 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Money. People. Perks. Great Clients.

    Cons

    The hours are long and unpredictable.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good for big law

    Nov 28, 2022 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Well-run firm with pretty good culture (for big law)

    Cons

    Bad hours, perks could be better

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Review

    Nov 14, 2022 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Polite work environment, centralized staffing, no billable requirements.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of boundaries, etc. The usual big law cons.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love it

    Nov 14, 2022 - Litigation Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great training, environment, and compensation

    Cons

    Long hours and stressful work

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great culture

    Nov 10, 2022 - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people and nice culture

    Cons

    could not think one, great firm.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    It looks great on your resume

    Nov 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    It has some perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is truly a deterrent for admins. DP has become a revolving door because of it.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Nice place

    Sep 25, 2022 - Lawyer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good people and interesting work.

    Cons

    Lots of work but that's expected.

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great Environment

    Aug 5, 2022 - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Davis Polk has great management that really tries to balance employee welfare with good and stable internal practices. Combined with a team of talented individuals who willingly collaborate, it's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Typical stuff like shifting priorities and disjoined workflows. However, I don't think these thinks are any fault of Davis Polk or its management.

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Davis Polk has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 239 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Davis Polk to a friend and 84% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Davis Polk employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Davis Polk. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

88% of Davis Polk employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Davis Polk 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Davis Polk to be benefits, culture, career development and the cons to be management, work life balance.

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