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KKR Reviews

Updated May 27, 2018
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KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Henry R. Kravis
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Pros
  • "Smart people, hard working culture, employee benefits were great (free lunch/breakfast, dinner after a certain time" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and compensation packages" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pretty hard-working culture although the firm is serious about improving work-life balance" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Can be long hours, cyclical business not suited to quarterly / annual targets" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "KKR"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KKR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people with a great culture.

    Cons

    Suits and tie. Can get very busy


  2. "Senior Manager, Global Markets Operations"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Global Markets Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Global Markets Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KKR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good perks-snacks, drinks, low insurance premiums, equity, profit sharing.

    Cons

    Formal dress code. Culture can be somewhat stiff; stratification between executives and non-executives.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to move around more within the company.

  3. "Okayish"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KKR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    still has a good reputation

    Cons

    politics, stuck in their ways

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in infrastructure and process improvements before it's too late


  4. "Exceptional place to work and learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic group of hardworking, brilliant folks

    Cons

    Suit and tie every day


  5. "A good experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KKR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly competitive compensation for the PE industry

    Cons

    100 hour weeks are not uncommon through the senior ranks of the firm


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Growing, high performance, high quality company. You'll work with great people and will have a lot of room to grow yourself

    Cons

    Must not lose entrepreneurial spirit as organization grows so much - fight bureacracy

    Advice to Management

    Great firm


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KKR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch, internship is good but repetitive, not sure what else to say with burn and churn mentality and knowing you just low cost slave and know they don’t convert interns to full time.

    Cons

    Many cons as you are part of temporary workforce and not part of organization and difficult to get full time job here.

    Advice to Management

    Out of touch

  8. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit and medical insurance coverage.

    Cons

    Long hours and cut throat


  9. "nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is a great place

    Cons

    not really any cons to speak of.


  10. "Overall, Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KKR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Executive team is diligently working to make the firm a preferred employer.

    Cons

    Not a true 360 review. And at times can be unfair and imbalanced.


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