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Updated Oct 20, 2021

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80 Ratings
Pros
  • "great benefits; great co-workers; team atmosphere(in 25 reviews)

  • "supportive, fair, good benefits, smart, challenging(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "the cons were that there were long hours(in 50 reviews)

  • "Difficult work life balance and time management(in 36 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

      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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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Work-life balance is pretty much nonexistent

      Oct 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent salary(?) Not much else really

      Cons

      Zero work life balance Famous motto here is "sink or swim" Burnout is a real issue but this is never addressed nor taken seriously People are treated based on hierarchy and job title Favoritism

      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Long hours, no structure

      Sep 29, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only pro I can think of my time at Kirkland was the pay.

      Cons

      There is absolutely no structure or teamwork within the billing/finance department. If you show you are good at your job, more work will be given to you while the slackers slide by. Each office operates its own way. Would not recommend unless you want absolutely no work/life balance.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Jul 13, 2021 - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The salary is very competitive and the benefits are great. I like that you are salaried as a paralegal but also receive OT for anything over 7 hours.

      Cons

      Long work hours. Very sparse work life balance.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing company to work for!

      Apr 27, 2021 - Technology Support Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, professional, diverse, management, growing!

      Cons

      Work/life balance could be a little better, but pays off long term!

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Work Hard

      Apr 4, 2021 - Unemployed in Alpharetta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work...hard work is rewarded.

      Cons

      Work / life balance but well compensated for it.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A really great place to work!

      Feb 26, 2021 - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kirkland is one of the best places I've ever worked. Promotes a good work-life balance and great opportunities to grow.

      Cons

      No cons as of now!

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best Company I've Ever Worked At

      Nov 19, 2020 - Guest Services Coordinator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome company culture- very positive and nurturing environment. Great benefits. Plenty of opportunities for growth, development and vertical movement. Friendly staff/attorneys/firm. Nice employee perks. Plenty of training- and more if needed. Good work-life balance. Amazing place to work- which for me is a major win for a law firm!

      Cons

      Would have liked more in-office training (I was provided lot's of virtual), but was unavoidable due to covid and having to wfh.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor Training

      May 21, 2021 - Conference Center Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Salary and benefits. Nice perks. Friendly coworkers.

      Cons

      Toxic environment. Poor management. High turnover. Lot of work and overtime. No work life balance.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Alright

      Mar 2, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Engaging in giant deals, learning from world leading professionals

      Cons

      No work life balance Tough culture

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