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Sinking Ship

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Former Employee - Summer Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Summer Associate in Chicago, IL

I worked at K&L Gates LLP

Pros

The pay is market rate, the facilities are top notch, and the people get along quite well and treat each other with respect.

Cons

There is not a lot of work to go around, and management is not good at keeping people informed about the status of the firm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more open and upfront to employees about what is going on with the firm. Keeping people in the dark only hurt them in the long run. Ignorance is not bliss.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Friendly working environment, high turnover, average pay level.

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at K&L Gates LLP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are generally very friendly and easy-going. Not as highly stressful compared to first-tier US firms. Partners are quite open to discussion and easy to approach. Met interesting colleagues there who later became personal friends.

    Cons

    Compensation not as good as comparable firms. Difficult to get exposure to or establishing stable working relationship with partners aside from your own supervising one. Lack of real "international" firm environment. High turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may be worth it to cut down expenses on partner retreat and use that for associate retreat or training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at K&L Gates LLP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, Good Hours, Diverse set of assignments and closely tutored.

    Cons

    Sterile decor which can be a little unnerving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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