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Duff & Phelps Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Duff & Phelps Chairman, President, and CEO Noah Gottdiener
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Pros
  • work life balance, culture, access to senior bankers (in 23 reviews)

  • Fairly easy to adapt to the work environment (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Low work life balance, very high demanding environment (in 19 reviews)

  • You will work very long hours, even as an intern (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Avoid if you can -no culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    No overly stressful, clean offices, pretty flexible

    Cons

    No culture, very few women in senior roles, very quiet office (feels like you work in a morgue), boring work, horrid environment, a lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Consider culture once in a while. Eventually you won't be able to attract any young talent. Communicate with your employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Workplace"

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

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Build strong, technical skillset (primarily financial modeling in Excel)

    Cons

    The hours are long and demanding, but also thankless. The environment is toxic. Analysts are not valued or invested in. Therefore, turnover is very, very high.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for hard work through salary increases and thank yous. Overhaul culture.

    Duff & Phelps Response

    Oct 5, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback regarding the work culture at Duff & Phelps. We’re always striving to foster the best work environment for our employees. Please know that we will take your review into... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for their staff

    Cons

    little to poor training for staff


  4. "Document manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable management, nice office building, responsive I.T. Department, nice break room

    Cons

    They have finance people doing taxes and accounting people doing mail. Go figure.

    Advice to Management

    We know that Duff and Phelps is happy with the candidates they receive from temp agencies and the temp agency is happy with the fee they're getting, but also consider the canidate's experience when selecting qualified or over-qualified temps and assigning job duties. When describing the job during the interview, please consider that we may be entertaining other job offers and that we expect to be doing the work described in the interview.


  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good atmosphere, very nice co-workers

    Cons

    few opportunities for career growth


  6. "Tax Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of responsibility for an entry level position. Good place to learn.

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant. Director has wife under his group. Gossip between management and staff is constant. The work environment is hostile among employees.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Gain good technical skillsets through modeling
    -Exposure to projects across various industries

    Cons

    -Poor culture - stagnant and no camaraderie within the group
    -Directors and above often disregard work life balance of junior level staff, and do not show appreciation for the effort put into the projects.
    -Company offers very little career planning/development resources
    -The work, especially the modeling, becomes mechanical after awhile.
    -Total compensation is not reflective of the hours required for this position.

  8. "West Coast TAS"

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, a few smart people, nice office. Solid benefits.

    Cons

    No structure, no team and no events. The office is small but people don't interact with each other. West Coast practice is terrible. I would not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look at your employees as billable hours. Start creating a team.


  9. "There's no fun in Dysfunction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation is good
    benefits are acceptable
    offices are clean

    Cons

    inadequate support
    expectations shift with the wind

    Advice to Management

    if someone asks you a question, please give an honest answer. The truth is too easy to discover nowadays.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "It's not great."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Good place to build analytical skills. People are nice and the office environment is not too stressful. Get to work on different projects.

    Cons

    The company doesn't care about retaining people. There is a high turnover and there is no career development. The company doesn't have any money to spend on social events.


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