K&L Gates LLP

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Updated Jul 31, 2014

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3.0 45 reviews

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Peter J. Kalis

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It all depend on who you work for

    Associate Attorney (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThis is a pretty solid large law firm. The pay is competitive with the rest of the legal market.

    ConsIf you are an associate, how good your work experience is is almost entirely dependent on who you work for. But, I guess that's probably true of any large organization. Also, you'll get worked to death, but that standard operating procedure for big firms.

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

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    Top notch firm

    Paralegal (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsI appreciate well qualified and well educated employers and employees.

    ConsJust a number after the merge but it's business in 2009.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo complaints.

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

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    Horribe Interview Process

    Legal Clerk (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNothing, everything is a mess at this company, even the office manager dosent' know what to do!

    ConsEverything! From Hiring to firing, everything is horrible!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure when you do interviews, set up a time and a place that is appropriate! You can't even schedule correctly, how can I work for you!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Staff is Second Class

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsPay is good and work life balance is ok

    ConsUnless you're a lawyer, they don't care about you. Unless you're a lawyer staff is Second Class. The mangers are filled with false promises. Training was non-apparent, basically had to train myself with their software and file system. The Communication is horrible.. The line between staff and attorney are clear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the staff have a confidential review of Admin and actually do something about it (but doubtful that will ever happen)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place

    Legal Secretary (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGood systems; good people; nice people; good orientation and training

    Consnot really a con but the place is so big it's hard to get to know everyone.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone so far

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

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    Corporate Associate

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsKind people, laid back environment

    ConsMix of experiences, long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok to be here for a couple of years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe company name sounds cool. I always tell people the "Gates" is from Bill Gates's father. The offices are in good locations and expensive buildings. Colleagues are all well educated.

    ConsThe lack of culture. Everyone was busy getting things done in their own offices and don't interact much with each other. The focus is heavily on the bottom line and the lawyers. The staff don't really get much attention.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    How well you do depends on who you're friends with

    Non-legal (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGreat benefits, excellent pay, decent tools to work with

    ConsInconsistent management throughout the firm. It's as if you work for different companies instead of different departments - there are pockets of good areas. Extremely questionable use of promotions - sometimes promotions are based on merit, other times it completely depends on who you've done favors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually listen to your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good experience, especially as a first job out of college.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGood HR, talented people, and they did focus on career development.

    ConsMight be obvious, but unless you're an attorney, you're second-class.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Internal Audit Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsI really enjoyed this internship and I learned a lot. I think this would be a good place to start as a first step into the world of accounting. Everyone was very friendly and willing to help. They do have a beautiful office!

    ConsWork is fairly monotonous and repetitive, but that is expected in internal audit. They have a high turnover rate and compensation could be better.

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