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Duff & Phelps Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance, culture, access to senior bankers (in 23 reviews)

  • Fairly easy to adapt to the work environment (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Low work life balance, very high demanding environment (in 19 reviews)

  • You will work very long hours, even as an intern (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Travel and work from home options

    Cons

    need to reduce the extensive travel

    Advice to Management

    More visibility into career options


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Honestly don't have any. I have tried.
    I guess the notebooks are of a reasonable quality.
    There is nothing else.

    Cons

    MDs exhibiting bullying behaviour go unpunished.
    Staff are encouraged to not communicate. If you are proactive, this will be used against you.

    Advice to Management

    This would be proactive so no advice to give, other than simply to say - stop bullying your staff.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a professional culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're interested in creative finance and valuation models and deep diving into Blooomberg for information, this isn't a bad place

    Cons

    Other reviews have characterized Duff as a sweatshop, and they are spot on.
    Pay is not competitive with the market, something the firm fails to acknowledge
    Long hours are expected, but many could have been avoided with competent leadership that can clearly articulate strategy, agenda, and deadlines rather than running the shop reactively as the status quo
    Peers don't act professionally. Everyone seems keen to interrupt what you're working on because they see their project as a higher priority.

    Advice to Management

    Work more closely with other teams rather than in fiefdoms
    Take a more strategic approach to developing employees instead of just grinding them out. Your turnover rates aren't good for your efficiency
    If the CEO can multitask with a phone call in the restroom, he can also take the time to wash his hands – embarrassing

    Duff & Phelps Response

    5 Oct 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your candid feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you are finding it difficult to retain a satisfying work/life, and that you do not feel your team is working... More


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  5. "very exciting projects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice international team, challenging projects for clients in various industries

    Cons

    cooperation among different teams could be better


  6. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work/life balance is good
    - Pay is not bad but could be better, but who doesn't feel that way.
    - Work with very smart and talented people.
    - Opportunity to work at other locations
    - Ultimately it is what you make it! And also the division you work in.
    - You are given the opportunity to work with Directors and MD's, but it's not to take for granted. You need to ask questions and show interest, then you'll start to make an impression.
    - Weekly meditation is something to look forward to depending on your workload.

    Cons

    - Analysts do have get stuck with the grunt work, which is expected.
    - They don't pay for parking which is a little less than ideal depending where you are located.
    - Pay could be better
    - More PTO wouldn't hurt

    Duff & Phelps Response

    18 Jul 2017 – Content Marketer

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re glad you’re enjoying the work/life balance, opportunities to collaborate with leadership and our talented workforce. Please know that we... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for their staff

    Cons

    little to poor training for staff


  8. "Analyst Role"

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

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Build strong technical skills and acumen

    Cons

    Long hours during busy periods.


  9. "Good Place for a Career"

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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

    Smart people, interesting work, good benefits

    Cons

    Long and unpredictable hours (industry issue v. company issue)


  10. "Compliance and Regulatory Consulting-- Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Regulatory Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duff & Phelps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly easy to adapt to the work environment. The workload is very manageable and rewards those who wish to be entrepreneurs of their own experience. Collaborative work environment with few barriers between Managing Directors and Analysts.

    Cons

    Compliance and regulation can be a dry and monotonous subject matter. Analysts are often left with the lion's share of mundane tasks and are selectively looped into higher level projects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to centralize group practices and policies. Group organization is key in communicating stability within the team.

    Duff & Phelps Response

    18 Jul 2017 – Content Marketer

    Thank you for providing your feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed the rewards and entrepreneurial culture our employees can leverage for professional growth. We will ensure your advice is shared with... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "investment banking analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Bank in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Investment Bank in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, culture, access to senior bankers

    Cons

    slow deal flow, exit opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Focus on VP's and above focusing in on a certain industry to be industry experts


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