King & Spalding Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Great workplace!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King & Spalding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Support System is great!
    Very professional environment.

    Cons

    Not enough internal hiring at K&S!

  2. It's a law firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at King & Spalding

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

    Pros

    Great location, surrounded by lots of great restaurants.

    Cons

    It's a law firm and that is the most important thing to note. They care only about the lawyers.

  3. Litigation Paralegal

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    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice office, good benefits, decent location.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment, lack of work, poor distribution of work, poor communication, snobby with poor work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more work, so your employees will not live daily in fear of getting laid off.

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  5. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King & Spalding

    Pros

    Great experience within a team environment.

    Cons

    There is no real room for growth in an administrative capacity.

    Advice to Management

    Start a mentoring program for the administrative personnel.

  6. Employment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King & Spalding

    Pros

    It was a fairly decent company to work for until they started restricting and treating the employee different.

    Cons

    I was laid off unexpectedly after almost 18 years employment and received only 13 weeks severence, whereas I personally know other former employers got 6 months and had less services than me.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be fair to ALL employees and treat all equal regarding gender or race. They have an tendency to protect the jobs of people they know and who has some personal status or gain for the company.

  7. Great exposure to important arbitration cases

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Foreign Attorney
    Current Employee - Foreign Attorney

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - international environment
    - worked with top lawyers
    - Great exposure to important arbitration cases

    Cons

    - not clear professional development progression

  8. Good to be the King (or Spalding)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    On-site cafeteria, location, name, free coke

    Cons

    No raises for you unless you are partner or on that track (lol - unless you lateral in). Work hard, but receive nothing for it. Many better firms in town. Talented senior associates that brought in $$$$ left after 9-10 years due to not being put up for partner.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of staff, consultants, and others. A decent raise/bonus really isn't much out of the PPP considering the level and amount of work you expect...

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good bridge or starter job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at King & Spalding

    Pros

    This is a good job for those just out of law school or between jobs. Typically, the hours are 9-5 with no weekend work, however, when there are large projects, this could go out the window. Bonus opportunities for meeting hourly requirements.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. When there are big projects, weekend work is often a requirement as are 10 hour work days. Even with bonus opportunities for making hours, these get tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more room for growth. Recognize the efforts of those who go above and beyond. Offer benefits.

  10. Project Attorney

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

    I worked at King & Spalding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot about document review, and the discovery center tries to maintain a communal atmosphere, with lots of events. Supervisors clearly care about their work.

    Cons

    The work week can change from 40 hours to 70 hours at the drop of a hat.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about upcoming extended work hours instead of allowing gossip to run the day.

  11. More than enough work to go around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time (more than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office, environment, smart lawyers.

    Cons

    Somewhat elitist. Long hours. Compensation could be higher.

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