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

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 3 ratings in 2016)
"A small firm feel with high profile clients and ample opportunity to gain experience and responsibility."
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


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

"It is absolutely critical that you understand what private equity is and what services..."

"The firm has a flat structure, and partners are generally very approachable. The..."

"While there is a lot of formal training offered by the firm, I do think there could..."

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

"We have swanky office in the Gherkin which were recently refurbished so are now very..."

"I work approximately 60 hours a week, though this is the same across all City law..."

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

"Use of the bar on the top floor of the Gherkin and free breakfast every day."

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

"My interview consisted of client scenarios, questions on how companies run their..."

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

"The firm is eager to ensure diversity amongst the employees and ensures that every..."

"I've been given a reasonable level of client interaction, more so in busier transactional..."

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

"People, money, work."

"Working unpredictable hours is tough."

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

"They're very good."

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

"Ambitious private equity focused firm."

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