Kirkland & Ellis LLP

http://www.kirkland.com/
Women's Ratings
3.0
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)

44%

say women are treated fairly
and equally to men

44%

would recommend
to other women

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Lady Litigator

Associate

Litigation

Love it. No face time requirement (at least on my cases) and the company was supportive during my maternity leave and transition back even though I am still pretty junior.

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Lady Avaya

Associate

Corporate

I've worked here for a few years, and have had one child. I returned here after maternity leave because there's a solid culture and support network for women that helps ease the difficulties that many working parents face after the birth of a child. There are definitely difficult times, especially given the demanding and client-facing nature of the job, but I do feel fortunate to work in a place where I felt comfortable taking leave to be with my new baby.

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Lady lawyer0708

Associate

Corporate

I worked here as a corporate associate for a few years. I think women are generally treated fairly and I don't think there is a disparity in responsibility, respect, etc. - particularly at the associate level. However, as mid-level women advance (both in their personal lives and careers), I think they are generally less successful at making the step to non-share or share partner (than men). The M&A group maintains an "up or out" structure, so you'll see VERY few female share partners (the odds aren't great for men, either, but numerically there are far more men than women at the top). The debt finance group, on the other hand, will let women stay on as non-share partners for a much longer period of time. I believe this is the case in other groups too, such as litigation and IP. However, I'm not sure if that's actually good or bad - it's great not to have to find another job 10 years in, but it takes you off the share partner track and relegates you to a lesser position with a glass ceiling. Maternity and leave policies are fantastic - definitely have kids here, if you can - and then leave for a place with better work/life balance! While it's hard to "have it all" anywhere, I'm sure every woman at K&E has heard stories of (or personally experienced) the challenges of the long hours and the toll it takes on families - full time nannies, backup nannies, daycare + backup nannies, missed sports events/dance recitals, etc. Some women seem to be fine with that and salaries are high enough to make it economically feasible, but I just don't think I could ever love a job enough to miss out on most of my child's life.

Crowdsourced Employer Benefits
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  • Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)

    18

    • Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
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Flextime, Healthcare, On-Site Childcare, 401k and more...

How do women feel about working at Kirkland & Ellis LLP? 44% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 44% would recommend Kirkland & Ellis LLP to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.0 out of 5. What are the benefits at Kirkland & Ellis LLP? Kirkland & Ellis LLP offers 18 weeks of paid maternity leave. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Kirkland & Ellis LLP employees.

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