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KKR Reviews

Updated September 20, 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 great people" (in 9 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 6 reviews)

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  1. "associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Smart people
    Great work experience
    Interesting work
    Good exposure
    Good training

    Cons

    Hours can be quite long
    A lot of travel


  2. "Exec Admin"

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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

    Fair Organization for those who work hard

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to the admins

  3. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KKR full-time (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.


  4. "EA Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, free food, decent paid time off

    Cons

    Stuffy corporate environment with little mobility opportunities


  5. "great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    great benefits and great people

    Cons

    needs to allow for room for growth

    Advice to Management

    allow upward mobility


  6. "A wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Great comp & benefits, supportive culture - lots of fun and free perks.

    Open/collaborative environment. Management is open to hearing opinions for process improvement.

    Cons

    High level of responsibility and accountability required. Lean teams.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "KKR"

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    Current Employee - Backoffice in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Backoffice in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues in general.
    Free lunch offered in San Francisco office.
    Pay levels are decent if you have 4-5 years of experience.
    Amazing views from the office.

    Cons

    Employee burnout due to long hours and face time requirements. This has led to lots of turnovers.
    Too much politics at play and meritocracy is a joke. The head of one of the large teams got the job without any prior experience in the area tells you all.
    Very difficult to transition into another role. Options are to stay in the current role or to look for another job.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent to your staff about expectations and long-term vision for the company.
    Hire more people to avoid burn-out and allow staff members from Backoffice to transition into another role.
    Curb internal politics and gossiping culture.

  8. "Business Analyst Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KKR full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and great co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours and buttoned-up environment


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good lunches, great co-workers, decent pay. Office is pretty nice, but focus on the cons.

    Cons

    Too many old people doing nothing, earning the big pay checks. You get promoted every year or two, but your responsibilities will never change.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat. You have young, motivated employees that are being slowed down by the political crap above them.


  10. "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.


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