King & Spalding Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2021

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3.7
62%
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King & Spalding Chairman Robert D. Hays Jr.
Robert D. Hays Jr.
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Beautiful offices located in Midtown Atlanta(in 11 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 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes, there are long hours(in 13 reviews)

  • "There also seems to be poor time management that trickles down to the project attorneys(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great first job out of college

      Jun 7, 2021 - Litigation Legal Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Flexible, team environment, great pay, great professional relationships & benefits, open to recent graduates

      Cons

      commute to NYC is draining

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Solid Firm

      Jun 1, 2021 - Legal Secretary in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      Benefits, co-workers, learning new skills.

      Cons

      None that I can think of. Absolutely enjoyed everything about working there.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great law firm, kind people

      Apr 12, 2021 - Attorney in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      This is an excellent firm staffed by smart and diligent attorneys. As a sixth-year associate, I had significant case responsibility and client contact appropriate to the contributions made to each matter. K&S is as good as it gets for a BigLaw firm, in my opinion.

      Cons

      Like all large law firms, the company expects a lot of work from you. With effort, it's possible to find helpful mentors and great experiences. A positive, hardworking attitude is a must.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fine workplace, little leadership or direction

      May 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Professional workplace, very few asks that were unreasonable, decent place to put one's head down and crank out work

      Cons

      Bureaucratic, partners unwilling to invest in growth of juniors, little connection between teams

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Shut.

      May 5, 2021 - Project Manager 
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      Pros

      Fun. Good food. Windows. Doors. Ski

      Cons

      The food. Bob. Bad pens. Smells weird.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people

      Mar 23, 2021 - E-discovery Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      Great people and income while waiting on bar results.

      Cons

      No path to advancement. Poor perks.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Growing Fast

      Feb 2, 2021 - Billing Analyst 
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      Pros

      The administration team is super supportive of their staff and do a great job of helping them do their best job.

      Cons

      The firm is growing super fast. This speaks volumes of how well they are doing, but also means there is an enormous amount of work to do and not always enough administrative help to get it all done.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Solid Employer

      Mar 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      Great benefits and solid investment in development.

      Cons

      Work-life balance not available for everyone.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Wonderful Workplace

      Mar 10, 2021 - Staff Attorney in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      Excellent work and great co-workers

      Cons

      There are no cons to working at K&S

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

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      Mar 11, 2021 - Associate in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Good benefits and comparable salary

      Cons

      Draconian style and approach, unclear growth path.

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