Debevoise & Plimpton FAQ

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12 English questions out of 12

19 January 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Debevoise & Plimpton?

Pros

Lots of autonomy, WFH is very flexible

Cons

Not a super clear career path

Not a super clear career path

19 January 2021

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13 July 2019

Does there seem to be diversity at Debevoise & Plimpton?

Pros

-Very interesting and diverse workload -Hours are alright compared to other law firms

Cons

-Very unsteady workload (because of poor time management from associates) -Poor communication and overall atmosphere

Advice to Management

Get interns more involved: we are here to learn and since the Paris office is a rather small structure, we expect to learn even more.

Very interesting and diverse workload

13 July 2019

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26 December 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Debevoise & Plimpton?

Pros

It’s a great place to learn how not to do things. How not to talk to people, how not to treat people, how not to manage.

Cons

Having had unfair advantages your entire life should not be a prerequisite for promotion. At Debevoise it is. The leadership here don’t realize the harm that their biases cause. Their ideas about who is a good “fit” for the firm perpetuates a system that keeps them and people like them in power.

Advice to Management

Anyone who works here and witnesses the unfairness in hiring and promotion practices but stays silent is complicit. Rather than fall in line, speak up and drive real diversity.

The leadership here don’t realize the harm that their biases cause.

26 December 2020

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11 September 2018

How is management perceived at Debevoise & Plimpton?

Pros

Partners and all lawyers are respectful and polite.

Cons

Need more training for their employees and better management

Advice to Management

Invest in employees, training and management

Need more training for their employees and better management

11 September 2018

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29 November 2018

Is Debevoise & Plimpton a good company to work for?

Pros

Amazing, great people, amazing work

Cons

Not much to say here

Amazing, great people, amazing work

29 November 2018

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