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King & Spalding Reviews

Updated August 2, 2018
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King & Spalding Chairman Robert D. Hays Jr.
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45 Ratings

112 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 truly enjoyed my experience at K&S" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Potentially long hours, Expensive parking" (in 12 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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Project Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    A very efficient team of attorneys. Very friendly environment

    Cons

    Sometimes, there are long hours.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is nice, from the managing partner on down

    Cons

    NY office is overcrowded at the moment


  4. "Great company with some cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Refreshing and straightforward interview process.

    Cons

    Strong lack of company culture


  5. "Hard work, pays well"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, chance to learn a lot

    Cons

    Expect to work long and unpredictable hours

    Advice to Management

    Please consider the staff more.


  6. "Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Decent place to work for a big firm

    Cons

    Does not pay market rates


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Collegiality is the Name of the Game"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Discovery Center Project Attorney"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Away from Discovery Center"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


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