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Practice Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

ProsReviewed raise and bonus for 2012 (nothing in 2011). Free breakfast (fruits, bagel, cereal), tea and coffee. Free car service and food when working overtime.

Starts with 15 days vacation. Early closing (2 hours) before holidays.

ConsCompany advertised position for one amount but cut the amount down 7k when the job offer was made. Their reasoning was I was making a much lower salary (I was laid off and had to take a job which was 25% less to pay the bills) and therefore they cannot offer me a big salary jump (even though I qualify for the job and deserves the full compensation.

No room for growth.

It's who you know and not what you know that matters.

Lawyers can be impersonal and cheap (one person I am working for did not give me anything for the holidays in the past 2 years).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Kirkland & Ellis


    Pros: Not sure if I know of any Cons: The interviewer asked me questions that were so theoretical. It seemed like I was back in school taking my exam. Not a single question about… More
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    Hey, it's BigLaw

    Legal Secretary (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Kirkland & Ellis full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: The salary and benefits are decent if your reviews are… Cons: It can be stressful, and secretaries are not afforded much in the way of respect or consideration. There is very little opportunity to advance… Advice to Senior Management: You try to hire the best attorneys available, why not try to hire or… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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