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Duff & Phelps Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • Low work life balance, very high demanding environment (in 19 reviews)

  • long hours for such a small compensation (in 30 reviews)

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  1. 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


  2. "Analyst Role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Build strong technical skills and acumen

    Cons

    Long hours during busy periods.

  3. "Compliance and Regulatory Consulting-- Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regulatory Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly easy to adapt to the work environment. The workload is very manageable and rewards those who wish to be entrepreneurs of their own experience. Collaborative work environment with few barriers between Managing Directors and Analysts.

    Cons

    Compliance and regulation can be a dry and monotonous subject matter. Analysts are often left with the lion's share of mundane tasks and are selectively looped into higher level projects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to centralize group practices and policies. Group organization is key in communicating stability within the team.

    Duff & Phelps Response

    Jul 18, 2017 – Content Marketer

    Thank you for providing your feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed the rewards and entrepreneurial culture our employees can leverage for professional growth. We will ensure your advice is shared with... More


  4. "Good Place for a Career"

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

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, good benefits

    Cons

    Long and unpredictable hours (industry issue v. company issue)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "investment banking analyst"

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    Current Employee - Investment Bank in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investment Bank in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, culture, access to senior bankers

    Cons

    slow deal flow, exit opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Focus on VP's and above focusing in on a certain industry to be industry experts


  6. "Vice President - Dispute Consulting"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Friendly co-workers, had a boss who delegated work and did not micro-manage

    Cons

    Depending on MD, very important to be fully utilized and get hours in per week, no matter the workload


  7. "Great Company for Career & Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation structure is black box. Compensation too heavily weighted on salary and not enough bonus, resulting in low disparity in total comp between best performers and worst performers.

  8. "Real Estate Analyst"

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

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Great management; work/life balance is great

    Cons

    Smaller deals, small bonus first year


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Top notch valuation firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    - compensation is very competitive and the company takes care of good employees.
    - great client base
    - great growth opportunities if you seek them
    - predictable hours
    - reputation of firm

    Cons

    - hours, while predictable, can be long
    - if you want to stay, you eventually need to be bringing in $$ for the firm. There are no other paths
    - turnover has been high (but usually it's the bottom tier employees who are unhappy with comp and can leverage the D&P name elsewhere)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees, not just by encouragement, but by being active in their development


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smaller firm with sophisticated client base
    -Good diversification of projects and assignments
    -Always have something to do - never been bored
    -Depending on team, can be flexible as long as projects and engagements are completed on time
    -Fairly good benefits

    Cons

    -Lower end of pay scale as compared to investment firms and competitors
    -Can be long hours
    -Corporate culture does not filter down to specific offices -- teams are fairly dependent on MD or Director in charge, which can be good or bad depending on your team's manager

    Advice to Management

    Lower pay as compared to other competing firms is keeping prospective talent out and incentivizing your stars out of the firm as well. A majority of the colleagues I've spoken with mark this as the number one reason they have their eye on other job listings. The compensation given to analysts and senior associates specifically is not enough for pay satisfaction.


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