Kirkland & Ellis Reviews

Updated May 21, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent

    May 21, 2022 - Guest Services Supervisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, location, teamwork, passion, perks

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons at the moment

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Opportunity for Growth

    May 17, 2022 - Corporate Paralegal in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great co-workers, generous benefits, opportunity for growth, hybrid schedule, work/life balance

    Cons

    It's been 14 years and I have none to note

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    May 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    autonomy, great work opportunities, great team work

    Cons

    long hours, a lot of responsibility,

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great People to work with

    May 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really great people to work with.

    Cons

    It is not 100% remote.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work

    May 6, 2022 - Legal Practice Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Above average salary, respectful management

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth if not an attorney

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Firm

    May 5, 2022 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Rumors of tough firm are not true

    Cons

    Must be a self starter

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work for challenging, market-defining deals and projects.

    Apr 25, 2022 - Associate Attorney 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Elite clients, early opportunity, name brand recognition.

    Cons

    A bit of a "sink or swim" mentality with junior associates and of course the demands on one's time and mental state are substantial.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Top line, in everything.

    Apr 23, 2022 - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Firm puts 7.5% of salary into your 401K regardless of your contribution, a host of networking opportunities and advancement is in your hands.

    Cons

    Hard for folks that aren’t intrinsically motivated. Cap markets is slightly lagging compared to peers.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    May 18, 2022 - Associate Lawyer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    if you are a specialist the workload is manageable

    Cons

    as you'd expect, lots of constant work

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good place to work

    Apr 27, 2022 - Conflicts Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and perks such as happy hours, food and bonuses.

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours, understaffing in certain departments.

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Kirkland & Ellis has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 596 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Kirkland & Ellis to a friend and 83% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Kirkland & Ellis employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Kirkland & Ellis. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

73% of Kirkland & Ellis employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Kirkland & Ellis 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Kirkland & Ellis to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, work life balance.

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