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"Intense environment, but great opportunities to learn and work on challenging matters"

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Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Kirkland & Ellis full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

superb training and opportunities to work with and learn from some of the best attorneys in the world

Cons

long hours and steep pyramid structure means making equity partner is a longshot, even if you are "with class"

Other Employee Reviews for Kirkland & Ellis

  1. "Smartest people in the business; extreme Darwinism"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kirkland & Ellis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brightest attorneys of any with or against whom I've ever worked. Merit-based advancement and retainment philosophy.

    Cons

    Epitomy of "eat what you kill" large law firm. Non-equity partners rarely make equity partner. Harsh environment.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management would be well-served to make an effort to "come down a little" from their tower and engage with non-management attorneys. Even a regular email communication would help.


  2. "I really enjoyed working at K&E. If I had the chance, I would go back with them."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kirkland & Ellis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great experience working at K&E.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about K&E.

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