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Debevoise & Plimpton Reviews

Updated January 3, 2019
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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)

  • "Amazing, great people, amazing work" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, some odd-ball partners" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Best of Luck with these lady managers at this attitude-fill law firm" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing, great people, amazing work

    Cons

    Not much to say here


  2. "No"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, attorneys are kind, smart and interested in the development of staff.

    Cons

    BD was a revolving door. I wouldn’t join their BD/marketing team. No management or oversight, no opportunities for professional development. Actually, no concept of professional development. Very bad morale as senior people continue to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in professional development of staff.

  3. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Overall the work environment is good. Work is not overwhelming and the team is good.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. If you're fresh out of college then to gain some experience you can work but can't make career there.


  4. "Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton part-time

    Pros

    unique assignments, client and high level partner interactions, ability to work independently on your own schedule.

    Cons

    outdated systems, lack of employee moral.


  5. "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

    gentile environment; people are generally treated well

    Cons

    few opportunities to gain courtroom/litigation experience


  6. "A Kinder, Gentler Biglaw"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    Interesting, complex work, nice people.

    Cons

    It’s a law firm. You’re always on call.


  7. "OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Partners and all lawyers are respectful and polite.

    Cons

    Need more training for their employees and better management

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees, training and management

  8. "Associate"

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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

    Pros

    Outstanding culture; supportive atmosphere; lockstep partnership is conducive to collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    Outdated technology; perks do not compare well to peers


  9. "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.


  10. "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