Davis Polk & Wardwell

The Vault Review


  • “Respectful culture”
  • “The work is cutting-edge”
  • “Opportunity to learn from the top people in the field”


  • “Hours and stress”
  • “Unpredictable workflow”
  • “Formal mentoring system has limited utility”

The Buzz

  • “Classy”
  • “Excellent work, even better people”
  • “Stuffy”
  • “Conservative”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: Davis Polk offers its associates substantive and challenging work right from the start, plus the training to make sure even first-years can handle assignments. Despite the firm's highly-rated culture, there isn't a ton of after-work socializing-but most...

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