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KKR Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2019

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Found 105 reviews

3.8
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64%
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99%
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KKR CEO Henry R. Kravis
Henry R. Kravis
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, hard working culture, employee benefits were great (free lunch/breakfast, dinner after a certain time(in 10 reviews)

  • "great benefits and great people(in 9 reviews)

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

  • "Long hours with no overtime pay(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture for Buyout"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at KKR full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      People are generally nice and for PE buyout probably best hours and culture you can get

      Cons

      Still a megafund so when you're working on deals it can get pretty bad

      KKR2019-02-07
    • "Executive assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at KKR full-time

      Pros

      Smart people, great resources

      Cons

      Negative Atmosphere, attitude, culture needs to be improved

      KKR2019-04-17
    • Helpful (5)

      "EA team is run by "Mean Girls""

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      Former Employee - Executive Assistant 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at KKR full-time

      Pros

      Seamless for free lunches, occasional fruit if you get to work early enough

      Cons

      everything, poorly managed, very immature women who are "bosses"- stay away!

      Advice to Management

      need to make some serious adjustments in upper management.

      KKR2019-04-10
    • Helpful (2)

      "Average"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at KKR full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits, paid parking, insurance

      Cons

      Day to day management that protect harassers, IT issues, bad culture, pay, promotions of female employees seem slow, limited resources to do job, people who fake expenses and management that looks the other way, people constantly talking about not wanting to be there

      KKR2019-04-13
    • "Good Benefits and lots of hard work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at KKR full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Job security and opportunities for the constant inflow of new Funds

      Cons

      Long hours and hard to balance work life as you can easily burn out

      KKR2019-03-24
    • "Great Culture"

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      Former Employee - Executive Assistant 
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at KKR full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      When the people are great, they are awesome.

      Cons

      Some bad ones are really bad.

      Advice to Management

      Get rid of your awful employees.

      KKR2019-03-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great people, great burnout"

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      Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at KKR full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great perks and fringe benefits.

      Cons

      People are burning out fast.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your employees. Each office is different, but the current leadership wants to bring in their NY HQ brand in the different offices. Use these differences in office culture as a strength and avoid one size fits all workstyle.

      KKR2019-03-03
    • "Great internship"

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        Current Employee - Intern 

        I have been working at KKR

        Pros

        The internship was flexible, hands on, and overall a great experience. People there are patient and want you to learn, but you definitely are given the tools to work efficiently.

        Cons

        If working during the school year its a bit less organized, but everyone makes a great effort to include you in projects

        KKR2019-01-25
      • "Awesome"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at KKR

          Pros

          great place super fun awesome atmosphere

          Cons

          none its awesome super cool

          Advice to Management

          keep be awesome you are too cool

          KKR2019-01-05
        • Helpful (1)

          "Senior Manager"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I have been working at KKR full-time for more than 5 years

            Pros

            Terrific people and culture.

            Cons

            The culture fosters long term tenure of employees which can limit opportunities for mobility and advancement.

            KKR2018-09-07
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