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Debevoise & Plimpton Reviews

Updated February 20, 2018
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Debevoise & Plimpton Presiding Partner Michael Blair
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Pros
  • Reasonable work-life balance for Big Law firm (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people; top-notch work and clients; great staff departments; good office location; plenty of training opportunities (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Attorney Interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, Great Resources, Intelligent Attorneys

    Cons

    Not much room for Career Growth


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Great law firm with great people

    Cons

    Partnership track is difficult to achieve

  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent lawyers, hardworking culture, great firm pride.

    Cons

    long hours, some odd-ball partners.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a more "fun" environment.


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Great people; top-notch work and clients; great staff departments; good office location; plenty of training opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours (consistent with "Big Law"); inconsistent work flow at times


  5. "Great Big Law experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training, colleagues, variety of work

    Cons

    24/7 expectations, poor distribution of assignments (senior associates often perform junior level tasks)


  6. "Great firm"

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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 Debevoise & Plimpton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture; diversity is more than a lip-service focus; pro bono is actually encouraged (and supported).

    Cons

    Higher ups can be a bit passive aggressive; lack of timely feedback on assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage timely reviews vs. current once a year sit-downs.


  7. "Great firm"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great attorneys/staff. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low bonus for administrative staff.

  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The firm provides excellent training and top notch attorneys and clients.

    Cons

    The partner track is difficult.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Jerks are weeded out and removed. Great pro-bono program.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  10. "Good for a law firm"

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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 Debevoise & Plimpton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent and friendly people. Large office space for a NY firm.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, and work under a lot of time pressure


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