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Kirkland & Ellis Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Dec 4, 2021

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4.0
74%
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Kirkland & Ellis Chairman Jon Ballis
Jon Ballis
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hard work is rewarded; training always available; cares about employees; top notch attorneys; excellent firm(in 49 reviews)

  • "The firm provided great benefits as it really appreciate the employees(in 30 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, some people are harder to work for than others(in 67 reviews)

  • "Work / life balance but well compensated for it(in 47 reviews)

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    My LinkedIn feed is full of 6th years who just made partner at Kirkland & Ellis. I feel so behind! No one at my firm is up for partner until at least year 10.

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Professional environment

      Mar 8, 2021 - Coordinator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, friendly faces, organized workforce

      Cons

      Growth opportunity can be slow

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Nice Place to Work

      Oct 27, 2021 - Practice Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great training department, good benefits, decent pay, free breakfast, very nice office/building, mostly nice people to work with. Great corporate policies. They actually care about their employees.

      Cons

      They do not like to promote from this department, regardless of your education or experience.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Firm

      Jan 5, 2021 - Management 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      supportive, fair, good benefits, smart, challenging

      Cons

      I have nothing negative to report

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

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      Nov 17, 2020 - Operations in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Benefits and decent pay

      Cons

      Inexperienced, ineffective, non-existent Operations management team

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      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic Environment!

      Feb 4, 2020 - Billing Coordinator in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Benefits and decent pay

      Cons

      Expect to work in an understaffed department. Work will be piled on your desk and management will add more to your workload as if you’re not already swamped. You are expected to work several hours of OT everyday without a work/life balance. Working through lunch is the norm. This is a thankless job! Management also gossips and tells your personal business to other staff members. I guess they don’t realize some of the staff is close and will warn each other that the personal information isn’t confidential.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Avoid!

      Feb 29, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free food, good benefits, big money

      Cons

      They keep departments and groups understaffed to create an atmosphere of permanent crisis. There is always too much work and late nights are the norm. Company culture is work should be your whole life, people brag about never seeing friends and family, neglecting pets and having no life. The expectation is that Kirkland, being the best, only hires the best, and if you’re not willing to work for 12 hours a day you’re clearly not the best.

      10 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Dead end billing department with burnt out workers

      Dec 15, 2019 - Billing Assistant Billing Coordinator in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Decent salary, paid overtime, good benefits package. Good experience working at a world class law firm in close proximity to powerful attorneys. Free breakfast.

      Cons

      There is no career path here. You will be trained for your direct job and nothing more. Personal and professional growth is not encouraged. Managers are unprofessional. When you ask for help with a work problem managers will blame you instead of helping you. Don’t tell them personal or medical information about yourself unless you want everyone to know about it. Workloads are unreasonable and can’t be completed during normal work hours. Expect to work excessive overtime all year round- not just during busy season. Overtime is paid but you have to work overtime to get the work done because the department is understaffed. The office has recently grown a lot, but support departments have not grown. You are expected to pick up the extra work indefinitely.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Impressed New Employee

      May 23, 2019 - Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I am a recent hire at Kirkland & Ellis and I am impressed with everything and everyone I have encountered. The orientation process was thorough and extremely helpful. They have good benefits. Everyone I has been willing and able to assist me. Two things stand out to me: (1) the high level of service that the Firm expects all employees to deliver and all employees strive to do so and (2) the Firm supports employees so they can succeed.

      Cons

      I do not have any feedback.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Litigation Junior Paralegal

      Dec 12, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits as well as good insight into Big Law work culture.

      Cons

      Some of the supervising paralegals are difficult to work with, which heavily influences your experience at the firm.

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Legal Word Processor

      Nov 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, free "breakfast" and coffee (Starbuck's machines)

      Cons

      Support groups not taken seriously

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      10 people found this review helpful
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