Debevoise & Plimpton Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2020

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

  • "Amazing, great people, amazing work(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Expectations are very high, but that's a good thing. The firm truly cares about its people.

    Cons

    Long hours; working from home not allowed for admin staff.

  2. "demanding and promising!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great training for new attorneys

    Cons

    60-80 billable hours expected but you learn a lot!


  3. "Lawfirm"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - COPY OPERATOR in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very nice and professional people, benefit plans, amenities, etc,...

    Cons

    After more than 23 years my pay deserves an adjustment

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  4. "Interested in maintaining the status quo"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney 

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Has a good reputation among other firms.

    Cons

    The people I worked for here never once asked me anything about myself. What I did on the weekend, where I live, what I like to do. To see someone every day and never once speak to them like a human being, shows a pretty extreme effort at dehumanization.

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  5. "Great work, great team"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Smart, respectful of your time, kind, lots of feedback, great work

    Cons

    Not the most exciting summer program

  6. "Pretty Good, usually BigLaw downsides"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate (4th Year) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance for NY Biglaw (best of my friends that worked in NY Biglaw Great Exit Options

    Cons

    All Biglaw has bad work life balance to some extent, and Debevoise is no exception.

  7. "Good Experience for Big Law"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Kind, very smart people - no yelling. No "bro" culture. High end work.

    Cons

    Somewhat passive aggressive. Litigation associates will be on matters with lots of doc review in early years.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "BD Coordinator Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of OT, but it is time and a half allowing for six figure job.

    Cons

    LONG hours, multiple assignments, tight deadlines, stressful.

  9. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, everyone is generally pretty nice. I am happy with my choice.

    Cons

    Long hours (but that is biglaw for you)

  10. "Excellent firm"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counsel in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Extremely smart attorneys, great client service, training at one of the world's best law firms

    Cons

    Difficult to make partner, very long hours

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