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Kirkland & Ellis Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Nov 15, 2021

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4.0
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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
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Sep 25, 2021 - Junior Paralegal - Serious Injury Team 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaboration, smart people, fast paced environment

      Cons

      Long hours, some people are harder to work for than others

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Another company that just doesn't get it

      Nov 15, 2021 - Staff in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is good (until you do the math of salary/hour but if you don't have a family or don't like your family, this is a good place to work.) IT keeps up with new technology so always learning new things The people you work with are intelligent and generally easy and fun to work with

      Cons

      Long hours Making everyone come back into the office even though we proved to be more effective at home High stress Making everyone come back into the office even though we proved to be more effective at home OOOOOLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDD hardware/technology. Using a laptop that is almost 10 years old. It's embarrassing really to bring out in public. Biggest law firm in the world and stuck using a laptop built for Windows 7 Did I mention aking everyone come back into the office even though we proved to be more effective at home

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      7 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Contractor

      Long Hours

      Oct 19, 2021 - Anonymous Contractor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great name and work experience

      Cons

      Long hours and demanding workplace

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent firm

      Sep 21, 2021 - Billing Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great staff and office location. Amazing staff benefits.

      Cons

      Long hours are typically required

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good firm

      Aug 20, 2021 - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of resources - training, etc. They have a department for everything

      Cons

      Long hours, high billable requirements, they have a department for everything, lots of politics.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall Great Firm

      Jul 12, 2021 - Corporate Associate in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competent people and amazing learning opportunities

      Cons

      Long hours and frequent all-nighters

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great deals

      Jun 29, 2021 - Associate Lawyer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great leadership and get to do interest deals.

      Cons

      Long hours and lack of work/life balance.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good law firm

      May 11, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      working environment is very encouraging to work

      Cons

      Long hours in the office

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      PA

      Feb 8, 2021 - Project Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top firm, talented people, great name on your resume.

      Cons

      Long hours, not much exposure to attorneys.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good pay, long hours

      Feb 23, 2021 - Law Clerk in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High pay, good name brand

      Cons

      Long hours, must be available

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