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"Medium"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Nice people, very friendly and caring, always looking to help others and do a good job in their work, but can be stressed.

Cons

Long hours and tough lifestyle.

Advice to Management

hire more staff

Other Employee Reviews for Davis Polk

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Assistant - Career Position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    DPW is a great place to start if you are trying to break into legal services. The responsibilities are wide and varied and you will learn from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. They offer continuous training to help keep skills sharp and really believe in work/life balance although this varies widely among departments. The firm has phenomenal benefits especially regarding PTO. Definitely negotiate your salary upfront because once you are hired the pay increases are dismal. It is also very difficult to get fired if you are support staff so don't worry about making mistakes.

    Cons

    NO bonus! Small pay increases. It is extremely difficult to get promoted. A lot of senior managers have been with the firm since the dawn of time and you have to wait for them to retire before getting promoted.

    Advice to Management

    DPW needs to be more of a meritocracy if it wants to keep and retain top talent. It is self-defeating to go above and beyond or try to be innovative if you know you will be stuck in the same position indefinitely.


  2. "great place to find out what a law firm is like"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Clerk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Document Clerk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great opportunity to be introduced to the legal field and learn how a large international law firm functions. There are plenty of chances for overtime if so desired. The firm covers a wide range of different practice areas. Cases are assigned to legal assistants and document clerks, sometimes taking into account interest. You find out how you're doing on a regular basis with communication manager.

    Cons

    While work there you are one of many, so it is more difficult to stand out. Your qualifications tend to be at a higher level than the responsibilities and tasks.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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