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King & Wood Mallesons Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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King & Wood Mallesons CEO Sue Kench
Sue Kench
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent manager, great non financial benefits, good working environment(in 14 reviews)

  • "I worked in the UK office IT was great they looked after us with the free lunch(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but this is definitely what you sign up for as a junior(in 19 reviews)

  • "Forget about work life balance as you are expected to regularly work late (anywhere from 8pm-2am)(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "King & Wood Mallesons"

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

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is an outstanding international law firm, with a very unique pioneering spirit. It is different, innovative, dynamic and filled with numerous devoted and inspiring people. As a growing firm, it also presents countless profesionnal opportunities.

    Cons

    The King & Wood Mallesons network is constantly growing and is thus a work in progress: it has all the pros of making you feel you are part of an extraordinary and dynamic adventure, but the lack of international integration can sometimes be a bit challenging internallly. Also, this firm is focused on EMEA and the Asia Pacific region for the time being, and has yet to develop its presence in the USA.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to Management would be to try and keep the unique pioneering spirit of King & Wood Mallesons as the firm continues to expand. It is a great characteristic of the firm which draws great talent to it across the globe. I would also focus on ensuring greater integration before expanding more.

    King & Wood Mallesons2015-09-21
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Working experience completely depends on which team you are in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

    Pros

    - Exposure to outstanding resources - Great working environment - Great internal support from administrative and IT - Good training sessions organized routinely

    Cons

    Working in KWM really depends on which team you are in, my partner was famous for being a nightmare but I wasnt aware of it. So PLEASE do you due diligence before you jump in by talking to previous employees, current employees or even just online search them. Working in KWM is completely team-oriented and if your partner is a good mentor, then you are in luck.

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-02-25
  3. "Beware of sinking ship!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

    Pros

    Good location next to Bryant Park.

    Cons

    - Poor leadership and teamwork by partners - Partners can’t land clients and generate business for the firm - Low quality legal work - Below market pay - No overtime pay for non-exempt personnel even though the firm forces them to work longer hours than attorneys

    Advice to Management

    Don’t bully or behave abusively towards your employees.

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-03-16
  4. "Great LLP"

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    Former Employee - Intern in China, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The colleagues are great.

    Cons

    The pay is not very competitive

    King & Wood Mallesons2017-09-24
  5. "Associate"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

      Pros

      Great case profile and learn a lot

      Cons

      Not pay well 22

      King & Wood Mallesons2017-06-15
    • "Assistant Associate"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at King & Wood Mallesons

      Pros

      Friendly and inclusive working environment.

      Cons

      Not giving as many vacation as other top firms.

      King & Wood Mallesons2017-01-10
    • "Good for experience"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at King & Wood Mallesons

        Pros

        You get to meet some of the best lawyers/solicitors/legal consultants from around the globe; office environment was pretty friendly

        Cons

        No one seemed to really enjoy their jobs, which isn't surprising for corporate lawyers; long hours

        King & Wood Mallesons2016-04-25
      • "intern"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at King & Wood Mallesons

          Pros

          good place and good position

          Cons

          everything is good nothing to complain .............

          King & Wood Mallesons2016-02-12
        • Helpful (1)

          "GOOD coworkers and benefit"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

          Pros

          GOOD coworkers and benefit. Enjoy working here.

          Cons

          busy work everyday and tiring

          King & Wood Mallesons2013-10-07
        • "Good culture - but demanding work loads and poor work/life balance"

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          Current Employee - Paralegal in Melbourne
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Good culture / environment amongst staff

          Cons

          Long hours, high demands, limited support from some higher level management

          King & Wood Mallesons2019-06-03
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