KKR Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Henry R. Kravis
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Professional Team and great benefits

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

    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 Management

    * Continue to keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (6)

    Excellent Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    small benefits keep the morale up.


  3. Good Employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A very fun job that challenges me.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get, very competitive.


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  5. Great firm to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KKR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    excellent environment, great people, fun place to work

    Cons

    long hours can be a drag

    Advice to Management

    nothing really, keep doing a great job focusing on the people in the firm


  6. Great team, good work-life balance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free food, smart people, great executive leadership

    Cons

    lots of politics, no more than any other company though

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good job


  7. Good place to work and make professional experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KKR (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, nice offices and food is provided.

    Cons

    No one takes their lunch break.


  8. I'll miss it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    The administration manager at the time was annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, overall!!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Partner Group in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Partner Group in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    work / life balance is nonexistent.


  11. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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