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King & Spalding Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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King & Spalding Chairman Robert D. Hays Jr.
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42 Ratings

106 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • The benefits are also great - people can and do take their vacation time and the parental leave policies are fantastic (in 6 reviews)

  • I've been with the firm for 16 years and had the privilege to see the firm's growth to an international law firm striving to be the Best of the Best (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours and next to no benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • There are very high expectations for quality of work product and availability, which can be stressful and lead to a lopsided work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Discovery Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, management is approachable and always willing to assist employees, the hours are decent and the schedule is flexible if you have an appointment or need to work from home, training sessions are very helpful, and the work itself is interesting.

    Cons

    Nothing so far as cons


  2. "Collegiality is the Name of the Game"

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

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Collegial; hands-on learning; steep learning curve

    Cons

    Conservative over innovative; minimal coaching and mentoring at the junior level

  3. "project attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    great place to work, and great opportunity for bonuses

    Cons

    have not had any cons thus far


  4. "Discovery Center Project Attorney"

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

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Worked at the Discovery Center as a project attorney for a number of years along side with some bright and good natured people.

    Cons

    Long hours and can be treated badly depending on what team you're on.

    Expected to work Associate level hours for 1/3 the pay.

    No secret that some managers have preferences and will play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    More paths to promotion. Better compensation structures.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away from Discovery Center"

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

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    they pay bar dues and CLEs

    Cons

    You will be a number in a sweatshop. There's an odd competitiveness which is comical considering it's document review. People aren't friendly, nobody respects project attorneys, and the main work area is referred to as "the pit." So there's everything you need to know.

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't matter


  6. "Project Attorney -- Discovery Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    They gave me a job immediately out of law school without having passed the bar exam. Superiors were all friendly and helpful. Considering the easiness of the job, pay was pretty good.

    Cons

    The job is extremely boring. Reviewing documents all. day. long.


  7. "Project Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and leadership is fair minded.

    Cons

    The pay is not great especially if you have student loans.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved it when they were a smaller firm

    Cons

    It's gotten so big, it's hard to know anyone there


  9. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Base compensation is competitive with marketplace

    Cons

    Management does not care about the workforce or people


  10. "Solid Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and teamwork. People work well together.

    Cons

    Workload can be heavy sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate as much as possible.


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