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Updated Jul 13, 2019

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3.9
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Debevoise & Plimpton CEO Michael Blair
Michael Blair
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "The firm values people more than most large law firms do and will cut on frills to avoid layoffs(in 9 reviews)

  • "The lawyers and staff in the DC office are very nice people(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent firm"

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    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

    Debevoise & Plimpton2019-02-20
  2. "Associate"

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    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

    Debevoise & Plimpton2017-12-29
  3. "Good for a Firm"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - smart, respectful. The firm values people more than most large law firms do and will cut on frills to avoid layoffs.

    Cons

    People can be passive aggressive. People may be put off if you are candid and/ or direct with them.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more healthy food options. Improve technology. Take a less rigid approach.

    Debevoise & Plimpton2017-02-06
  4. "Scrap the stigma of corporate law firms"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly culture for a corporate law firm Fair salary for entry level employees

    Cons

    Like any firm, hours can be harsh and unpredictable.

    Debevoise & Plimpton2016-12-05
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton full-time

    Pros

    People are very smart, great lawyers and generally respectful, pay is comparable with other big law firms, culture is friendly, great reputation

    Cons

    Culture is still a bit stiff and formal, technology is always behind, the firm never leads on bonuses (but it does always follow), no formal work from home program

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to work from home more often and encourage flexibility through tying office phones with cell phones and a formal and permissive policy

    Debevoise & Plimpton2016-11-01
  6. "Leading Firm with Innovative Practices"

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     in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton

    Pros

    Reasonable work-life balance for Big Law firm Great firm to develop cutting-edge skills Great network for alumni from Top Law and Business Schools Incentives such as overtime, meal allowance and car service

    Cons

    High Stress and Heavy Work-Load Stringent Deadlines

    Advice to Management

    More investment in employee benefits

    Debevoise & Plimpton2016-05-31
  7. "Well balanced big law firm"

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    I have been working at Debevoise & Plimpton

    Pros

    As big law firms go, many try to respect boundaries between work and personal life

    Cons

    Can be passive aggressive at times

    Debevoise & Plimpton2016-05-03
  8. "Very well rounded law firm with a large diverse staff."

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    Former Employee - Records Clerk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is well maintained for a large law firm. There are opportunities for anyone wishing to learn and expand within this company.

    Cons

    Like most Large Firms, they lose their compassion, close-knit feel and sometimes look to the bottom line too much.

    Debevoise & Plimpton2014-01-07
  9. "not for everyone"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Paris

    I worked at Debevoise & Plimpton for less than a year

    Pros

    -Very interesting and diverse workload -Hours are alright compared to other law firms

    Cons

    -Very unsteady workload (because of poor time management from associates) -Poor communication and overall atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Get interns more involved: we are here to learn and since the Paris office is a rather small structure, we expect to learn even more.

    Debevoise & Plimpton2019-07-13
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