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

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 3 ratings in 2016)
"Entrepreneurial, forward thinking, dynamic, smaller and better for it."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
6.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
6.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.8 / 10
 
Hours
5.8 / 10
 
Salary
9.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.5 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.5 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The firm tends to recruit from Russell Group universities. I would advise potential..."

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

"The training sessions on offer are a good introduction to different seats and your..."

"All of my supervisors have been easy to approach when I've had questions and I feel..."

"Dress down Fridays allows everyone in the office to work in jeans. Other days during..."

"I work an average of 45 – 50 hours a week and this is no more than expected."

"They are good, higher than magic circle, but they do not compare to graduate salaries..."

"Access to the bar at the top of the Gherkin is a good perk! The firm ensures you..."

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

"Why do you want to work for K&E? Who would you say are K&E's competitors in the legal..."

"Recycling has been greatly improved and efforts are made to ensure lights are on..."

"All diversity programmes are very well supported and have regular events."

"I’ve had great exposure and responsibility with managing local counsel and drafting..."

"All lawyers have to commit time to pro bono. Regular emails sent to lawyers to be..."

"Access to 'real' work from day one, and being made to feel like an important and..."

"The hours can be long during busier times."

"I completed a vacation scheme here which was the best insight into working life at..."

"Retention rates are very strong at the firm."

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

"Meritocratic, dynamic, friendly."

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