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

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 3 ratings in 2016)
"Meritocratic, dynamic, friendly."
  • Trainees are given a variety of tasks, including high-quality work, early on.
  • Salaries are market leading and retention rates at the firm are very strong.
  • Hours are often unpredictable and may be especially demanding during busy times.
  • Some trainees felt that there was a lack of formal training at the firm.
6.8 / 10
Formal Training
6.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.8 / 10
5.8 / 10
9.0 / 10
7.5 / 10
Pro Bono
9.5 / 10

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself. Try to be open-minded, friendly and confident. Keep up with the financial..."

"The firm has a non-hierarchical structure and a strong team-work ethic. In my experience,..."

"There are weekly departmental training sessions for trainees. PSL's within departments..."

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

"Fantastic offices and quite a relaxed dress code."

"Hours are naturally very unpredictable. Core hours would be 9-7 but can be more and..."

"I'm pretty happy with the pay and think it is fair."

"The firm pays for dinner and taxis when working late."

"I did not do a vacation scheme – I applied directly to the firm and had a number..."

"I was asked a lot of commercial questions."

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

"There are events on women's leadership. I myself am from an ethnic minority background..."

"Everyone is approachable, even partners – although most of the work comes from..."

"All associates and trainees are required to do a certain number of pro bono hours..."

"I enjoy the atmosphere and flexibility here. People generally recognise that you..."


"The prospect of getting to do good-quality work and being trusted with a high level..."

"Kirkland has a strong record of trainee retention"

"Our New York office is used for external shots of the US TV show 'Suits'."

"Meritocratic, dynamic, friendly."

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