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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"There is a lot of talk about flexibility and focus on women, but in practice that is just note the case."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
14 Weeks Paid | 8 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Work here before you are married/have kids and then leave taking advantage of the firm's exit opportunities."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"High face-time requirement, partners roam the halls to see when people come in and leave. Working from home results in email from HR. Flex-time not allowed till 4/5th year. Most associates have office-mates and closing office door is frowned upon."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Don't work there. It's no a good place for women and for people of colour"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Business Development, Research & Development
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Not for Mums"
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"This may be a good place to work for women who are willing to make their job their first priority, but it will never be appropriate if the goal is a healthy work-life balance. To be fair, I am sure this could apply to any "biglaw" firm."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Associate
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"there are a lot of women working here, but few at the top. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues. Also, while maternity leave is generous here I think women are judged harshly by some colleagues and managers for taking the full time. The firm makes it difficult to pump at work (for attorneys). Flex time is discouraged in some practice groups. The training is fantastic, but the time sacrifice can be enormous."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Associate, Tax
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
18 Weeks Paid | 34 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to other women?
"Maybe"

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