KKR Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Henry R. Kravis
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Operations

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KKR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    intelligent people, great meals, wonderful benefits

    Cons

    no room for growth; no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    important to focus on individuals strengths and to be open to other opportunities within the firm


  2. Great team, good work-life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KKR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  3. Great firm to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX

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

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

    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


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  5. This was a great company to work for. I learned a great deal there.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fileroom Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fileroom Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at KKR would have to be the benefits and compensation which were competitive.

    Cons

    There were a lot of new people coming into the company creating new rules and really changing the way employees there were viewed and treated.

    Advice to Management

    Try to stick to the core values that were held in such high reagard by employees that have been there for a long time.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    When it is too good to be true then it is.......

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch and snacks. Money is good and the benefit is great...

    Cons

    The hour is long and there is zero career advancement. Promotion is based on loyalty, not on merit so be prepared to work for someone who is less qualified than you. Technologies are in the stone age. Don't expect to learn any leadership skills from this place. You are hired to do what you are told, not to be a part of the decision process.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote base on merit and qualifications, not personal liking and loyalty


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (6)

    Excellent Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Great growing company, problem with middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Great salary, perks and benefits

    Cons

    Micromanagement, terrible work-life balance, terrible middle managers

    Advice to Management

    Maintain open communication with employees



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