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"Good place to work"

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Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Kirkland & Ellis full-time

Pros

Great benefits, good flexibility, interesting cases. Free market system allows involvement in a variety of types of law and working with various practice groups. Great group of people.

Cons

Very little transparency in management. Rank and file know little about what is going on at the corporate level in Chicago. Partners don't communicate that well with staff about the state of the firm.

Other Employee Reviews for Kirkland & Ellis

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

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


  2. "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.

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