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Updated February 13, 2018
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KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Henry R. Kravis
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Pros
  • Free lunch and dinner among other perks if you stay late (in 10 reviews)

  • Free breakfast, snacks and lunch, great benefits (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. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and respect you, very diverse
    Sometimes there are fun events

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, no actual lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees get breaks

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KKR full-time

    Pros

    They care, not just about their people but about having impact on the world in a positive way. Various initiatives to make sure your voice is found/ heard. People are generally friendly and it is a team oriented environment. People really partner with each other. Bar is high- room to grow and stretch. Free breakfast, snacks and lunch, great benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Great that we are constantly kicking off new initiatives to make the firm better, constantly evolving and keeping creative ideas flowing. More of the same !


  9. "Archaic culture in Menlo office"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provide great benefits: stock options, free meals, company discounts, etc.

    Cons

    Cultural/gender segregation between executives & staff

    EA's that have been there for many years ostracize newcomer EA/Admins ( catty environment )

    Low pay for amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Need to foster a better working environment in order to retain new employees


  10. "Sale associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Flo, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Flo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great job, excellent pay I love it

    Cons

    Nothing negative you will love it


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