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

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 3 ratings in 2016)
"Dynamic. A private equity powerhouse."
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
 
 

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"Make sure you do your research – there is nothing worse than an applicant who does..."

"The culture is very meritocratic: hard work and motivation are thoroughly reward..."

"The training programme, whilst new, is extensive and very well planned. Understanding..."

"Mid and end of seat reviews are opportunities to seek feedback. However, associates..."

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

"It depends where you are, but in the transactional departments it can be pretty bad...."

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

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

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

"I was asked: What is private equity? What sort services does K&E offer (i.e., practice..."

"We have recycling and confidential bins for paper and recycling bins in the kitchen..."

"There is a strong representation of ethnic minorities in the new trainee intake."

"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..."

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

"At times, the level of commitment that the firm requires can be demanding."

"I applied here because Kirkland & Ellis is an international firm with a small intake..."

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

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

"Ambitious private equity focused firm."

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