Lawyer (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 12, 2018
For more than 100 years, Kirkland has provided exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters. The groundwork has been established for another century of superior legal work and client service.
General Services Assistant (Current Employee) – 300 N. Lasalle St. – June 11, 2018
Typical was smooth. Clock in and did the mail rounds and delivered packages. I learning about various shipping methods and standards. It was a pretty easy job. Had a lot of fun at the christmas parties and family day events
Applications Engineer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 3, 2018
Kirkland & Ellis is, in my opinion, the finest law firm in Chicago. There are many challenges in a typical day at Kirkland but with the best talent in the IT industry around you it's a opportunity to learn and grow. I learned that while you're expected to be responsible for your assignments you need to be at the ready to assist your teammates, legal staff and partners at a moments notice. Management is approachable and listens to their people, responding to ideas and open to various ways of completing assignments. The hardest part of the job was the late night on-call assignments where you have to roll out of bed and be at your best. The best part of the job was working with and for some of the kindest, most compassionate, and highly-intelligent individuals I've ever had the pleasure to call my colleagues.
Free gym, flexible management and excellent compensation
Records Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 22, 2018
All the people there are very respectful. Your team members treat like family & everybody works as one not like we’re in competition with one another. Team work makes the dream work! Great workplace they are very loyal to their employees
Attorney (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 6, 2018
Top Notch Clients Good attorney training Good reputation
Hard to find colleagues. Attorneys are competitive with each other. This includes partner to partner. Partner to associate and associate to associate. Poor team work or collaboration. Favoritism pervades. Corporate culture.
A/P Clerk (Former Employee) – Grand Ave, Downtown Los Angekes, CA – September 21, 2017
Worked under lest supervision, dress professionally, attendance good, worked good under pressure, meet deadlines, very accurate, get along with everyone work as a team, help others where needed when necessary if ask by supervisor, handle work load very professinally
Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 11, 2017
Kirkland and Ellis was a good place to work. I have no complaints. the people i worked with were nice people. Upper management seemed to be very nice and concerned with the employees that reported to them
Messagin Engineer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 24, 2017
Kirkland has one of the most talented IT departments I have ever worked for. There is opportunity to learn all the latest and greatest technologies here because Kirkland has a leading edge IT organization. However, since it's a law firm, it's very demanding because the goal is perfection and nothing less. Working 12 to 14 hour days is not uncommon. However, the compensation is off the charts and may justify not having a life with your family. The managers are supportive of their team members, especially when things are going well. A typical day starts and ends with constant fires that have to be distinguished. The best part of your day is that there is always something to do. Some managers are more demanding than others. They have to push their team so all the metrics they are measured against are met / or exceeded. The most enjoyable part of working here is the diverse group of people you get to spend time with in the trenches. You develop some great friendships as you work with all the cross-functional teams to get work done.
Always something to do...never run out of work.
Family life suffers because you have to continue working once you get home