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Debevoise & Plimpton Reviews

Updated July 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Reasonable work-life balance for Big Law firm" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Nice people, collegial, smart colleagues" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "DP"

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    Former Employee - Managing Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    loved it great place tops

    Cons

    none, ideal large firm for nyc


  2. "Great firm but will work you hard"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full of very smart and nice colleagues. You'll get lots of great experience.

    Cons

    Like any of the big New York firms, you'll end up working a lot of hours with an unpredictable schedule.

  3. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, collegial, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Treat staff as replaceable, don’t invest much in support teams


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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)


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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