Duff & Phelps

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Duff & Phelps Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
126 Reviews
3.1
126 Reviews
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Duff & Phelps Chairman, President, and CEO Noah Gottdiener
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74 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance and somewhat interesting work (in 8 reviews)

  • With some effort, patience and skill, there are doors that open at Duff and Phelps, and you have flexibility to create your own work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Erratic hours; tough clients who are also working crazy hours; hard to find a work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours but aside from that not much (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience, high expectations and skill building challenges.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Consulting Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll work with people at the top of their game.

    Cons

    You will work a lot!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being kinder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Culture and Professional Employees. Diversified client base, Duff and Phelps has good name recognition,

    Cons

    Competitive industry. Industry is also cyclical and sensitive to economic conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior staff needs to spend more time marketing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I wouldn't recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good opportunities to learn, get thrown in on lots of projects, big name clients

    Cons

    incredibly long hours and weekend work and very little pay relative to hours worked, zero ability to control or predict your schedule, the company expects you to have your computer when you take vacation, the rating system is on a curve aka even if more people are great, they can't get assigned the higher rating and they have to have some assigned as the lowest rating, incredibly low bonuses, no loyalty to employees, people are incredibly intense and can only talk about work, culture is intense, stiff, and people aren't friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disappointing...dispute consulting division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dispute Consultant  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Dispute Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    lean team structure on certain engagements

    Cons

    overworked
    poor pay
    laughable bonus
    poor training
    poor staffing structure
    i suggest looking to other litigation consulting firms unless you have an interest in IP litigation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be less cold-hearted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duff & Phelps

    Pros

    Good salary that is competitive

    Cons

    Extensive last minute travel possibilities

  7.  

    Long hours, terrible compensation, poor culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will become an expert at putting pitches together because that's all you will do. The company rarely ever wins a pitch. The firm's sweet spot is negative EBITDA companies.

    Cons

    Some managing directors will screw anyone over for a deal, even their colleagues at the firm.

    Bonuses will be hyped so that you work extra hard (especially thought the holidays) but when it comes time to pay bonuses senior management always have an excuse about how it was a tough year. My bonus working a 9-5 corporate role was higher than working 90+ hours a week at Duff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Job out of College

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gain Marketable Skills. Valuation / Modeling

    Cons

    Pay is below street, Challenge employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees better, match street to retain employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duff & Phelps

    Pros

    some people are quite good

    Cons

    poor leadership, very poor communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    An actual experience is very much dependant on the office location

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training on promotion, excellent facilities, flat management structure, senior management is approachable, the company supports employees in getting financial qualifications, good hours.

    Cons

    The brand is not recognisable in UK, below average compensation. The fact that the company is headquartered in US is very evident elsewhere. High turnaround, majority of people work about 2-3 years in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate your efforts on European and Asian offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A Well Run Organization Looking to the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Knowledgeable people across all positions

    -A Strong team environment

    -Willingness to change and adapt

    -Interested in developing talent and fostering employee growth

    Cons

    -Some positions experience a very heavy work load, especially during certain times of the year

    -Hard to describe your job at parties

    -Transitional period requires new skills and a high comfort level with uncertainty in some areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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