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Duff & Phelps New York City Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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Duff & Phelps Chairman, President, and CEO Noah Gottdiener
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ease of access to Senior level management is a plus.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in assignments and potential to train cross functionally.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Finance / Investment Banking"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst/Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst/Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to senior people, collegiate culture, nice and smart people, firm is growing in certain divisions

    Cons

    Terrible work / life balance, staffing is a toxic culture, sweat shop, terrible brand name and no respect in the industry, little to no deal flow for CF so constantly pitching, terrible deal mix

    Advice to Management

    listen to junior people feedback, and understand place in industry to make real improvements


  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start in the industry and learn;
    2-3 year career stepping stone.

    Cons

    Management is very hands off and don't really care about the junior level;
    Rude and very aggressive culture;
    Too much politics;
    Lack of good technical employees and can't keep them.


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  5. "Valuation Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good culture, strong deal flow

    Cons

    smaller shop, smaller deals, reputation

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Valuation in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Valuation in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good name to leverage for better opportunities
    When you want to leave you can say you worked at Duff
    People have heard of Duff

    Cons

    Next to no long term growth for junior staff. Management makes no attempt to compensate or retain employees, want you to work hard and then move on.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really, you're doing well from what it seems


  7. "Internship at Duff &Phelps"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duff & Phelps as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Lovely work environment and good work life balance.

    Cons

    1. It pays lower than the others in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Good


  8. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duff & Phelps as an intern

    Pros

    Middle Market feel - good people.

    Cons

    Difficult to learn over the course of 10 weeks - very unsocial environment.

    Advice to Management

    Not a bad intern program - provide more social events!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Job Out of Collge"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duff & Phelps (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked in the Valuation Advisory Services group. Amazing senior level staff (VP & above) who are very knowledgeable, engaged in the valuation field, and are generally awesome to work with. What the firm doesn't pay you in salary, the senior staff make-up for in shared knowledge. I gained a ton of very solid, transferable corporate finance skills here. Relatively flexible culture - working from home is generally accepted.

    Cons

    Small group of hard working individuals end up pulling the weight for a much larger group of less hard-working individuals. Salary and bonus are not remotely competitive relative to hours worked. Organization is top-heavy (i.e. too many managers, not enough staff).

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your hardworking junior staff in Valuation Advisory Services for working investment banking-like hours otherwise they will continue to leave for higher-paying opportunities.


  10. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Duff & Phelps is great. The people are friendly and very helpful for someone starting their career. It is a steep learning curve and you get thrown onto projects immediately upon being hired, which creates a great learning environment.

    Cons

    Analysts and seniors tend to work long hours and are not compensated with big bonuses like other finance firms. That makes it feel like you are not rewarded for giving your best effort to the firm.


  11. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Operational Risk Due Diligence Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operational Risk Due Diligence Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work with knowledgeable people within their respective space.

    Cons

    No real growth opportunities, very cliquey atmosphere.



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