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Updated Jul 13, 2021

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4.7
97%
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98%
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Debevoise & Plimpton Presiding Partner Michael Blair
Michael Blair
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "The firm values people more than most large law firms do and will cut on frills to avoid layoffs(in 9 reviews)

  • "Interesting, complex work, nice people(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You work long hours most days which is expected depending on the workload(in 16 reviews)

  • "Can be passive aggressive at times(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Wonderful employer

      Jun 28, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Lipstick building is a great place to work

      Cons

      This place has great benefits

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Debevoise cares about privilege, not fairness

      May 5, 2021 - Attorney 
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      Pros

      They have an extremely active HR department that floods this page with fake positive reviews.

      Cons

      I worked for a partner here that only made partner because a stroke of luck landed him with the right client. He is ill-suited to leadership in every way, something he himself knows. And after making partner he made sure not to help anyone follow in his footsteps. When I asked him to give me a chance, his smug and condescending face told me his answer before he said it. The people that an organization rewards and elevates will tell you all you need to know about that place. These are the people, and this is the behavior that Debevoise rewards and elevates. And it has no shame or hesitation in doing so. My appeals to fairness were derided by almost everyone I reached out to. Debevoise cares about privilege, not fairness, not merit and not decency.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work but not much growth opportunities

      Jul 13, 2021 - Front Desk Receptionist in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      The leadership in the DC office has built an awesome culture to work in. People are friendly, respectful, honest, and thoughtful.

      Cons

      Growth is almost non-existent for support staff.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Jun 25, 2021 - Summer Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good culture at the firm

      Cons

      This job can be long hours

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best of Big Law White Collar/Litigation Work

      Apr 5, 2021 - Associate Lawyer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Super collegial, great colleagues. Top notch legal work. Incredible exit opportunities.

      Cons

      Long hours, bad benefits package.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Best workplace

      Mar 29, 2021 - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Attorneys and professional staffs are pleasant to work with; everyone is well respected. Great team work.

      Cons

      None that I know of

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Passive Aggressive Culture

      Apr 28, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Lots of learning, resources, and great people

      Cons

      Long hours, no transparency, passive aggressive culture

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Reputation holds up

      Jan 26, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      People are genuinely kind and respectful Interesting work Lots of pro bono

      Cons

      Obviously the hours Junior litigators have central staffing, so the first few months assignments were really inconsistent, with some people working crazy hours and others barely working at all.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work !

      Jan 12, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great place to work !

      Cons

      No significant downsides to working

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Typical big law

      Mar 4, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Smart people and great colleagues

      Cons

      Long hours are the norm

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