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Going through changes
IT Manager (Current Employee), PittsburghNovember 10, 2014
Pros: some great people
Cons: disruptive industry; senior leadership
Sr. Leadership seems to be in flux. There has been a new CIO, CFO and CHRO within the last two years. Through that, almost all the IT, accounting and HR folks have left. The law firm industry is very challenged right now and the global managing partner at K&L Gates seems to be grasping at straws.
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Downsizing, Pay Freezes, Poor Morale
Secretary (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 9, 2014
Pros: free coffee (for now)
Cons: pay freezes, poor morale, fear for job
The Chicago office has been downsizing in a major way for the past 5 years and it doesn't seem like a turnaround seems imminent. Many major practice groups have left and staff have had salaries frozen or cut for basically the entire period. (See recent articles in Above the Law about the partner defections). Morale is poor, people fear for their jobs, – more... and the atmosphere is less than warm and fuzzy. Be very careful with any move here. – less
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Zero Job Security
Staff (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 2, 2014
Pros: short work days
Cons: short pay; no job security
Word to the wise-- make sure that you like your starting salary, as you'll be living on it for awhile. staff at the Chicago office has not had a raise for 4 of the last 5 years, and bonuses were eliminated. More than half the lawyers have left the firm, and staff has been cut back drastically. (Many have had their hours and salaries cut also). Not a – more... place to go if you're looking for job security..... – less
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getting worse by the day
staff (Former Employee), Pittsburgh PANovember 18, 2013
Pros: few
Cons: no raises, no appreciation for job well done - won't have your back
before 2008 it was a good place to work. after that they started expanding - beginning with 12 offices and ending with 44. Corporate greed is the gospel of this place. Christmas parties used to be elaborate - now a buffet in large conference room serving polish sausage and pierogies. Admin day (formerly secretary day) used to be large extravagant lunches – more... with really nice gifts - recently was a packet of seeds and icecream. Raises are small if at all and they took 5 days off the more seniors employees. Don't go there. – less
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Desktop Support Technician (Former Employee), Boston, MAAugust 8, 2013
Pros: everything
Desktop Support. Conferencing. Co workers were wonderful. Great position.
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Not a good place to work!
Credit (Former Employee), Pittsburgh PAApril 15, 2013
Pros: the staff is superb!
The firm continues to grow and merge and at the same time does not provide a cost of living raise to the employees nor has the employees received pay raise or bonus for a few years. The management continues to point their finger at the economy. It is a prime example of Corporate Greed!

May 29, 2013

Wow, thanks for the heads up. I have heard that they do not give a raise and did not treat their staff very well.

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beutiful office fun work environment
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee), Miami, FLOctober 8, 2012
I enjoyed working there. The attorneys were amazing, view was spectacular and so many perks.
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Great place to work
IP Docket Technician (Current Employee), ChicagoSeptember 29, 2012
Pros: k&l takes in interest in you
Cons: a large workload with a small number of workers.
I enjoy working for this company. My coworkers are great and they really take an interest in you.