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Kirkland & Ellis Benefits

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  • 401K Plan  (15 comments)

    “You pay into the 401k plan from your pre-tax salary, Kirkland will match up to a certain amount after a number of years working for the firm”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (10 comments)

    “generous through certain years of tenure; may want to consider additional vacation for more long term individuals”

  • Health Insurance  (8 comments)

    “Good benefit; costs are escalating but firm seems to review regularly to contain costs as much as possible.”

  • Nov 10, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    Good amount of time off, based on years with the firm, 401k contribution is generous, lot of other perks kick in after a longer amount of time spent at the firm

  • Jun 24, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Practice Assistant in New York, New York State

    The benefits are wonderful. Medical, dental, vision, 401K. You can choose the plans you want and the HR department is very helpful in explaining them to you.

  • Jun 10, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Generous benefit packages with various options to choose from on an annual basis through open enrollment; firm reviews options regularly and adds new options as appropriate.

  • Apr 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    Free breakfast is a great perk

  • Mar 27, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    Overall Kirkland's benefits were very competitive. Standard medical, dental, vision, fsa, hsa, dca, life insurance + optional life. 401(k) match was also very generous but you had to be at the firm for 2 years for them to match. Kirkland gave an extremely generous amount of paid time off. 10 personal days and 3 weeks vacation to start. You were also able to carry over a good amount as well. They also had great disability leave - 6 weeks after 1 year of employment and that would increase with length of employment. The only thing that was not great was the lack of flexibility with scheduling and there was absolutely no work from home capability.

  • Jul 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Conference Center Assistant in New York, New York State

    I wish they offered optional life insurance for husband/wife. The co-pays are very high with the medical insurance.

  • Jul 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Best is the DC - 7.5% of your salary is added to your 401k amount every April. But there’s no match. Vacation increase after 5 years. No growth opportunities. Dead end job. Managers prompts and give good placement to their favorites. Skills and experience doesn’t really matter. Annual salary increase is laughable since it is lower than the rise in cost of living.

  • Jun 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois

    There are several options you can use from, I have the BCBS PPO which is fantastic.

  • May 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Houston, Texas

    Good benefits, but the health insurance was not what oe would expect from such a premier firm.

  • May 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Houston, Texas

    Health insurance is good; free breakfast is a very nice perk

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