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King & Spalding Reviews

Updated February 16, 2019
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King & Spalding Chairman Robert D. Hays Jr.
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Pros
  • "Great resume builder, looks very impressive when applying to other law firms" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, opportunities for advancement" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance is almost non-existent" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Potentially long hours, Expensive parking" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best law firm to grow your career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    King & Spalding is a top global firm for a reason! Everyone is committed to excellence and the success of the firm. Compared to other law firms K&S promotes a collegial and collaborative environment where complex projects are evenly distributed allowing everyone the opportunity to contribute to important initiatives and to grow professionally. The firm's direction, immediate and long term future plans are shared with all employees furthering their inclusive culture.

    Cons

    None. Nothing comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting the collegial culture and investing in your employees.


  2. "Data Privacy and Consumer Protection defense litigation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collegial environment, incredibly talented work force, unparalleled large firm work/life balance, competitive salary

    Cons

    Downtown location is a far commute from the suburbs, highly demanding environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Bottom line driven"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, work with top-notch lawyers in a beautiful environment

    Cons

    Doesn’t care about the people, feels a bit soulless

    Advice to Management

    Find a better balance between clawing your way to the top and valuing the people who help get you there


  4. "LPA"

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

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

    Pros

    Yearly bonus and salary reviews/increases. Profit-sharing contributions by firm. Located on bus/train line. Co-workers become like family in just a few minutes. Children's holiday party in Dec. Absolutely TOP NOTCH on equipment, software, furniture and today's current work practices.

    Cons

    All LPA's work at office; working from home not an option.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "LPA Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, great co-workers, and great benefits!

    Cons

    None worth noting at this time


  6. "Great company with wonderful people"

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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

    Nice working environment
    Helpful colleagues
    Desirable, walkable location

    Cons

    Lack of flexible workplace options


  7. "Positive and Energetic Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Legal Practice Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Legal Practice Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    King and Spalding is a fast-paced environment with amazing attorneys and a wonderful staff. The support system throughout the firm is great. Everyone is friendly and great at what they do!

    Cons

    If you don't like to work under pressure, it may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work K&S! I love the firm so far and am proud to be a part of the team.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Experience working in operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly office environment
    - Office events
    - Engaging work

    Cons

    - Managers need more experience and coaching on managing employees


  9. "Project attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Hired me right after law school; I started the week after bar and didn't waste anytime. Good pay because other job I could find without a license yet are solo practitioners that pay less than 45k. Coworkers are friendly. Overall a great place to work for starting attorneys.

    Cons

    work can be a little tedious.


  10. "Best option for the area"

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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

    Great benefits, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Hard to move up if not willing to relocate