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

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 3 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious private equity focused firm."
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...

"They look for social, hardworking, intelligent individuals. People that are socially..."

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

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"The office is a fantastic place to work and is modern with amazing views. The dress..."

"Hours are long during busy periods – but that usually happens due to closing of..."

"The salary is standard for a trainee in the City."

"Interest free loan for an underground season ticket."

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"There is a focus on electronic document storage rather than hard copy storage within..."

"Quite a diverse environment, there is a good gender balance, lots of networking opportunities...."

"We get associate-level work. There's no such thing as a 'trainee task'."

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

"The quality of work and the great exposure."

"Working unpredictable hours is tough."

"I was encouraged to apply by a number of reasons: my interest in private equity and..."

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

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