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Duff & Phelps Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  • Low work life balance, very high demanding environment (in 17 reviews)

  • long hours for such a small compensation (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance; exposure to a multitude of different engagements; knowledgeable co-workers; pleasant office environment; good career launch point

    Cons

    Depending on group, growth is limited; can become pigeon-holed in a particular area; some late nights and weekends; high staff turnover (poor retention)

    Advice to Management

    find ways to retain staff as it will re-enforce good work habits and keep them motivated


  2. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people and interesting work

    Cons

    Beauracracy and not much time for personal activities

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management


  3. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work on live deals, analysts are always willing to help, learn a lot of valuation

    Cons

    Some late nights, but never too late.


  4. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    The people on my team are very supportive and I really do love walking into the office everyday to work with them. Work / Life balance is pretty good and the company has a lot of opportunities to grow internally - I can see myself working here for a very long time.

    Cons

    Not many that I have noticed, wish my salary was higher but that should come with experience


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "West Coast TAS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice pay, flat structure, less politics

    Cons

    Poor or no work/life balance at all


  8. "Decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interesting work and nice people

    Cons

    long hours and unclear career path


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working at D&P"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Valuation Services Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Valuation Services Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible office culture that creates a comfortable atmosphere. People are also very nice and understanding. If you're busy and elect to come in early, people notice, and if you're not busy and elect to come in a little later, people get it. People are also very willing to work with you and help you prioritize projects so that you are able to accomplish everything in good standing while not drowning. Very enjoyable to work here.

    Cons

    Somewhat complacent staff where some people can get a little "too comfortable" and lose their ambition to strive to take their careers to new levels.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit compensation more often with employees with a greater degree of transparency (i.e. discuss compensation with competitors, discuss internal compensation policy, and offer additional insight into how one can earn higher bonuses / earn promotions, etc.)


  10. "Never going back to Corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Valuation Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Valuation Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I switched from a very large company as a Senior Financial Analyst to Duff & Phelps last year. The learning curve is STEEP but I enjoy the collaboration, teaching atmosphere, and flexibility.

    Cons

    Periodically there are late, late, late nights! Weekends are not off limits, especially during peak periods.

    Advice to Management

    The company should improve how it recognizes their employees for their achievements, and develop a comprehensive talent development program. However, my opinion may be colored from my previous position, where my former company excelled in these areas.


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