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Anonymous shared this review of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, United States on Mar 30th, 2021
"This is a fantastic firm to gain the skills as a young lawyer. The expectations (hours and work ethic) are high, but the experience you gain is invaluable. "
Anonymous shared this review of Kirkland & Ellis LLP on May 31st, 2018
"K&E is a great place to work. I feel appreciated and valued. "
Anonymous shared this review of Kirkland & Ellis LLP on Apr 4th, 2018
"Great place to work with smart, nice coworkers. Mostly everyone is willing to help each other when needed."
Anonymous shared this review of Kirkland & Ellis LLP on Feb 20th, 2018
"While K & E is a great company to work for, I don't think it's the best for someone wanting to start a family. As an attorney, I've found there hasn't been much work/life balance."
Anonymous shared this review of Kirkland & Ellis LLP on Mar 21st, 2016
"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."
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