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Duff & Phelps Reviews

Updated August 1, 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 (1)

    "Dispute Consulting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    A chance to work on some relevant and exciting cases with other determined and intelligent professionals. Good compensation and a strong culture due to a close group of associates.

    Cons

    A lot of your opportunities and overall happiness depends on which Managing Director you are working for. Each MD and their team have a small culture of their own. There are definitely some managers at the firm who are lame ducks that are skating by because other people are doing great work for them. Some people get way overworked

    Advice to Management

    Put a emphasis on developing your analysts and getting them the experience they desire. Despite the fact that many employees are high performers, too many very low performers are allowed to hang around getting by on others work. MD's should be selling good work for their associates. VPs and Directors should be leading the projects in a way where they are adding value to the process, not just being deterrences. Poor performing analysts should not be able to stick around while getting bailed out by high performers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.

  3. "Valuation Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  4. "Summer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment. Lots of friendly people. Company was flexible with start / end date of internship. Fast interview process. Definitely was kept busy during entire internship.

    Cons

    Some of the work can be boring at times. As an intern it is understandable to be assigned less meaningful work however only enjoyed some of the projects I worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep interns busy with meaningful work. Wish I had more mentorship during internship process. Make interns feel like their work is needed for the success of the company.


  5. "Above average experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and solid benefits

    Cons

    Long hours; not as bad as investment banking


  6. "Corporate Finance Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Impressive salary that makes it worth staying.

    Cons

    Investment Banker Personalities, that you need to get used to.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard, and hone up to your mistakes.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of responsiblity, great people, good training

    Cons

    Everything was very good, except the departments are separated in the office

  8. "Internship at Duff &Phelps"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Great place to start"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Plenty of opportunities to grow (learning budget, constant emphasis put on developing your technical skills)
    Work with very smart people

    Cons

    Silo'd work environment
    Corporate Finance/Consulting isn't everybody's cup of tea

    Advice to Management

    Keep on being great. Just some people aren't going to stay because it's not the right field for them


  10. "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!


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