Compare Kirkland & Ellis vs Sidley Austin BETA

See how working at Kirkland & Ellis vs. Sidley Austin compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Kirkland & Ellis vs. Sidley Austin. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Kirkland & Ellis

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Sidley Austin

Employee Ratings

  • Kirkland & Ellis scored higher in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Compensation & Benefits.
  • Sidley Austin scored higher in 6 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 591 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 477 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Kirkland & Ellis employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Sidley Austin employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.5
Sidley Austin employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Kirkland & Ellis employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
4.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kirkland & Ellis Ceo Jon Ballis
88%
88%Jon Ballis
CEO Approval
Sidley Austin Ceo Michael Schmidtberger
96%
96%Michael Schmidtberger
Sidley Austin employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Kirkland & Ellis employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Sidley Austin employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Kirkland & Ellis employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
84%
Positive Business Outlook
91%
Sidley Austin employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Kirkland & Ellis employees rated theirs.

What Employees Say

  • "Attorneys" was the most mentioned Pro at Kirkland & Ellis.
  • "Sidley" was the most mentioned Pro at Sidley Austin.
  • Kirkland & Ellis had 17 more reviews than Sidley Austin that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Attorneys"(in 49 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 30 reviews)
Pros
"Sidley"(in 34 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 67 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 47 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 50 reviews)
"Law firm"(in 27 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Associate

I worked at Kirkland & Ellis full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great people, great work opportunities.

Cons

I don't have anything bad to say.

Advice to Management

I loved my time there.

Current Employee - Executive Legal Secretary

I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Plenty of support in all areas, benefits and flexibility. Congenial work environment that is not stressful.

Cons

The multi-levels of secretarial supervisory management that is not necessary and a wasteful use of money. All that the secretarial management team does is hound you to enter your daily work tasks... into their tracking system and keep track of leave requests.

Advice to Management

Cut out the middle secretarial management team as it is a huge waste of money and time. The team generates busy work with no payoff on the upside (i.e., problem solving, hiring and effective... onboarding processes)

Job Postings

Kirkland & Ellis has 67 more recently posted open jobs than Sidley Austin.
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