KKR Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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4.2
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KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Henry R. Kravis
Henry R. Kravis
73 Ratings
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  • "Also literally everything is a fire drill - zero work life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • "Long hours and hard to balance work life as you can easily burn out(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work, increasingly bureacratic"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, talent pool and perks

    Cons

    Some wasted time and process frustrations

  2. "Great Internship"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Private Equity Analyst Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at KKR part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very supportive and willing to help you learn

    Cons

    Extremely competitive and st qq


  3. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, great exposure

    Cons

    Longer hours and worse pay than comps

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KKR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free lunch, good medical, good brand name

    Cons

    poor culture, politics issues, bad work life

  5. "Extraordinary talent, cultural issues"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly talented colleagues, exciting work, free lunch

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, political, can feel intimidating

  6. "Great people and strong brand"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KKR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great environment - Senior people treat junior employees with respect

    Cons

    - Can feel bureaucratic at times

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, colleagues and salary

    Cons

    no opportunity for upward mobility

  8. "Executive Assistant"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, progressive culture

    Cons

    Not enough diversity - A bit tone optically deaf. They’re working on it, but the needle isn’t where it needs to be.

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    "I have PTSD from my 1 year here"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at KKR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume...that's about it

    Cons

    Bizarre, extremely siloed and political culture. Also literally everything is a fire drill - zero work life balance. Was hired into a "staff" role with a nice VP title and seemingly nice people, but never could have known how much of a divide there is between "executives" and how much of a second class citizen you are internally. As an example, we were not invited to any of the optional training or learning sessions, and even sillier things like being the only people on our floor not included in the summer outing or allowed to visit the dining hall (we had a seamless credit instead). I knew within 2 weeks I had made a huge mistake but had to stick it out. Zero opportunity for internal mobility. I still shudder and tense up at my memories of my time wasted here.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of mentoring, a lot of opportunities to take initiative

    Cons

    long hours, you should be careful

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