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KKR Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
15 Reviews
3.5
15 Reviews
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KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Henry R. Kravis
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  1.  

    Good Employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KKR

    Pros

    A very fun job that challenges me.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get, very competitive.

  2.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing office
    Interesting people
    Free lunch everyday
    Really friendly work environment

    Cons

    Long work hours some days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a great experience

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, wonderful to have only one boss to report to, great benefits, beautiful offices, probably one of the best working environments I have had.

    Cons

    fast paced environment, must keep your cool with sometimes demanding executives, visiting executives (from other companies) can be a little more difficult to keep happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    small benefits keep the morale up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I'll miss it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KKR

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    The administration manager at the time was annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, overall!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional Team and great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at KKR

    Pros

    * Great team members
    * Above market benefits
    * Free lunch
    * Challenging work
    * Paid overtime

    Cons

    * Work could be repetitive at times
    * Support team of 4 - 6 at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Continue to keep up the great work!

    Recommends
  7.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at KKR as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Seamless Lunch/Dinner, good managers, free snacks, good chill corporate environment, helpful managers

    Cons

    Really nothing much as an Intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good management, very helpful, fun, friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very challenging but worth it if you really want to climb the ladder. Hard work is well rewarded.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very nice offices, good support system (admin and IT support, learning and development programs). The firm sets high expectations for all of its employees so it can be a very challenging environment, but a good opportunity for personal growth. Accomplishments are recognized. Good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be difficult. There seems to be more red tape since the company went public several years ago. KKR has lost a bit of the boutique/family firm culture with their growth over the last 7 to 8 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    could be (much) better with work life balance, but a great place to work and grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KKR

    Pros

    the talent -- really smart people who are solutions-oriented

    Cons

    work / life balance is nonexistent.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner Group in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Partner Group in New York, NY

    I have been working at KKR

    Pros

    The Group works well with each other and is very helpful. The experience was impeccable as an employee and the firm is very active in the Private equity space and now is looking into expansion options which provides a wide breadth of knowledge. The day to day work varies a lot but you are usually swamped with work, so for the narcissists looking to constantly improve themselves this is the kind of job you are looking for. The Interview was very fit based and had some basic technical but knowledge of excel and powerpoint are emphasized. Some of the people in the group have worked in the industry for many years and are very knowledgeable about hte space so it is a great opportunity ot learn,

    The role of the group within the company is very much the client interaction and provide reporting and constant updates on the company and its current investments. Also you are partnered with the Capital Markets team which is a space KKR is expanding in so you get exposure the the investment banking knowledge of an IPO process and marketing companies. As well as the debt restructuring which is very important in an industry reliant financial leverage.

    Cons

    The work is very sporadic and sometimes your lose a work life balance. Although the group itself can be fun the work can be slightly mundane at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amongst the current reorganization, you need to define peoples roles going forward more so they can prepare in advance of the change.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great growing company, problem with middle management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, perks and benefits

    Cons

    Micromanagement, terrible work-life balance, terrible middle managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain open communication with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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