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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."
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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