Heather in Atlanta, Georgia 8 months ago
Do you work at Duff & Phelps? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
08-14-2009 in Round Rock, Texas 52 months ago
It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for that interview -- and preparation can make all the difference. What is the interview process like at Duff & Phelps?
Any advice on striking the right note?
dashair2 in Lansing, Michigan 74 months ago
I worked at D&P for about 4 years, until I got my promotion and moved on to better things. It is consulting and it is grueling both in terms of hours and travel. Maybe not as bad as an operational consultant since trips can be short in duration and sporadic but you never know in advance. It all depends on the office/city/group you work for, but for the most part the higher ups don't give a damn about your personal life and personal schedule and have no qualms about droppin comments at your desk at 7pm fully expecting the documents to be ready for their review by 8am the next morning (even though they might not get to it until 4pm the next day but no one bothers to tell you that). I guess it would be fine if the bonuses/pay were comparable to the lifestyle but they aren't and bonuses are tied up not only to hours you have out on but also to other "soft" factors that you have very little control over that are usually company b.s. Most people usually use this firm to learn a few solid quant and valaution skills, make some contacts and move on to either a better lifestyle or higher paying jobs with more potential. The organization went through A LOT of change first being PwC and then part of Standard and poor's (McGraw Hill) and there was a lot of turnover which means that the best and brightest left and the dead wood remained.
If you want to learn valuation like the accountants do it (note, not like the equity analysts or Wall Street does it) there are better firms out there with more resources and better brand name to get you started (Delloitte, Ernst and Young ec.)
Walter 82 months ago
I am quoting from their job ads:
"Duff & Phelps, LLC is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability."
which in fact in my opinion is just not true since discrimination is also selecting people only from a selected number of Universities and neglecting opportunities to the rest. Indeed the quality of being good depends on the person itself, the rest is just â€œpopular culture and spread ignoranceâ€ believing that only people graduated from certain places are good. By the way universities do not educate people just they train on certain skills, education and quality you get at homeâ€
"Duff & Phelps, LLC has the right to choose his employs but not the right to mislead people with the above quoted reference.
George in Saint James, New York 84 months ago
This company is garbage, they fail to acknowledge qualified candidates. They also must have an extremely high turnover.
Host 84 months ago
Every business has its own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Duff & Phelps?
Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?
What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Duff & Phelps?
Host 85 months ago
What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Duff & Phelps?
What do you like best about working at Duff & Phelps? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?
Host 85 months ago
What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?
How does Duff & Phelps stack up against the competition?