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"Great if you're a banker..."

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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

Pros

Some great people work there. Smart, nice, ambitious. Easy to work with and friendly.

Cons

Managers in non-banking areas are questionable. Some make horrible bosses seem perfect. Younger bankers have a sense of entitlement and treat non-bankers poorly.

Advice to Management

Pay attention to the younger bankers. They are the future of the firm. Don't try to do everything yourself - you can't. Be more open with constructive criticism so junior staff can learn and grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Duff & Phelps

  1. "Great people to work with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with.
    Great place to learn technical skills to start your career.

    Cons

    There is not a good work / life balance.
    The amount of work is inconsistent and can be unmanageable for long periods.


  2. "Too many bush league bankers, but some pockets of gold"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - The firm is reputable in the valuation world (non-investment banking space) and has several strong employees who are technical experts in the field. This knowledge can be useful.
    - Transaction opinion group is ok and the restructuring group is very reputable.
    - Generally pleasant and palatable colleagues across the levels.
    - Good health benefits.

    Cons

    - Lack of mentoring and accountability make it difficult for one to advance in their career; however, one will likely advance at Duff & Phelps due to tenure.
    - Environment of "get it done" instead of "get it done properly."
    - Management is not forthright (or is uncomfortable) providing constructive feedback, which is self-perpetuating and ultimately causes "bush league" work to be produced.
    - Recent acquisitions lack cohesive vision, other than they will "grow the practice and expand our presence."
    - Below market bonus.
    - If you are a true investment banker, don't forget that Duff & Phelps is a valuation firm.

    Advice to Management

    - Foster an environment of learning where feedback, even in stressful situations, is tolerated.
    - Upon acquiring another firm, quickly integrate.
    - Provide top-notch training to junior staff.
    - Maintain the "pleasant" colleague factor.

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