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Intense environment, but great opportunities to learn and work on challenging matters

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Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL

I worked at Kirkland & Ellis full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

superb training and opportunities to work with and learn from some of the best attorneys in the world

Cons

long hours and steep pyramid structure means making equity partner is a longshot, even if you are "with class"

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  1. Smartest people in the business; extreme Darwinism

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kirkland & Ellis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brightest attorneys of any with or against whom I've ever worked. Merit-based advancement and retainment philosophy.

    Cons

    Epitomy of "eat what you kill" large law firm. Non-equity partners rarely make equity partner. Harsh environment.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management would be well-served to make an effort to "come down a little" from their tower and engage with non-management attorneys. Even a regular email communication would help.


  2. Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kirkland & Ellis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pretty good opportunities to advance

    Cons

    life and work balance is low


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