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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2015)
"Entrepreneurial, forward thinking, dynamic, smaller and better for it."
Pros: 
  • Trainees are fully-integrated into teams and given high quality work on important deals from the outset
  • Salaries are market-leading and retention rates at the firm are very strong
Cons: 
  • Hours are often unpredictable and may be especially demanding during busy times
  • Work is occasionally so fast-paced that explanations of the work and training updates are forgotten
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.9 / 10
 
Hours
6.7 / 10
 
Salary
9.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.5 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Make sure you're able to justify precisely what interested you about any deals mentioned..."

"Trainees attempt to socialise together as much as possible, work permitting. The..."

"When you first join the firm as a trainee you attend around three training sessions..."

"Associates are really accessible and partners are not too intimidating. So far I..."

"We have great view from the offices."

"The start time is pretty flexible - people tend to arrive between 9:00an and 9.45am...."

"The salaries we receive are undeniably at the top of the market."

"The best perks are the free dinner and taxis home (when working late). Also working..."

"1) Vacation scheme – interview with HR. 2) Trainee interview – interview with..."

"I was asked a variety of questions including: What is private equity? Why US firm?..."

"Recycling is encouraged via separate bins in each kitchen. Though we do use a lot..."

"Women's Leadership Initiative events are held on a regular basis, and networking..."

"You get as much responsibility as you can handle – I enjoy the variety and difficulty..."

"There is no upper limit on what you can do in terms of pro bono; it is counted as..."

"Firm culture, friendly colleagues, professional but relaxed atmosphere, working in..."

"The hours – whilst they are the same across all City firms, it can be a bit tiring..."

"I was encouraged to apply by a number of reasons: my interest in private equity and..."

"The firm has great retention rates, as long as you want to be a transactional la..."

"A small firm feel with high profile clients and ample opportunity to gain experience..."

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