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Fantastic Employer

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Current Employee - Project Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Project Assistant in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Kirkland & Ellis full-time for less than a year

Pros

Kirkland has great development opportunities for legal support staff with a lot of perks you wouldn't receive elsewhere.

Cons

Pay is okay. However, since there are no other firms of relative size in the Chicago area, the firm has no wages to compete with.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    No work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Kirkland & Ellis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience working with some of the best attorneys in the country and the name recognition is great. Compensation is adequate.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, you are chained to your desk or blackberry. Nobody goes out of their way to help you either. Staffing is inadequate to save on overhead and the office is working on bare bones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Opportunity with Reputable Firm

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    Current Employee - Paralegal  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Kirkland & Ellis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Energy and Utilities Practice Group was exception to work with - excellent career development.

    Cons

    I really don't think there were any cons... some long hours but that is to be expected in the industry.

    Recommends
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