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King & Spalding Reviews

Updated Nov 7, 2019

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4.1
79%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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King & Spalding CEO Robert D. Hays Jr.
Robert D. Hays Jr.
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "Beautiful offices located in Midtown Atlanta(in 11 reviews)

  • "I've been with the firm for 16 years and had the privilege to see the firm's growth to an international law firm striving to be the Best of the Best(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes, there are long hours(in 13 reviews)

  • "People aren't friendly, nobody respects project attorneys, and the main work area is referred to as "the pit(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work, below average salary"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High quality work, decent people

    Cons

    Below average salary for long hours

    King & Spalding2019-04-26
  2. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most people are very friendly

    Cons

    The training is sometimes lacking

    King & Spalding2017-10-25
  3. "A good firm with good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Profitable, well-run firm with friendly people.

    Cons

    Inability to build critical mass in key practice areas of international offices (other than Singapore).

    King & Spalding2016-08-12
  4. Helpful (3)

    "I worked in their London office and to say I did not enjoy the experience is a serious understatement."

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    Associate Attorney in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at King & Spalding

    Pros

    The pay is very good. There are no other pros.

    Cons

    A firm full of sexist, racist partners who consistently under resource transactions at the junior level and go home at six does not lend itself well to a pleasant or fair working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Consider treating women and minorities better and you may get more out of them.

    King & Spalding2015-01-16
  5. "Working as an Attorney at King and Spalding LLP."

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is up there with the best firms and the quality of work is exceptional. Generally good people working there.

    Cons

    A work culture which expects you to be in the office all hours leads to a serious lack of work life balance. Anyone working outside Atlanta is basically just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve work life balance to retain employees.

    King & Spalding2014-09-03
  6. "Lots of exposure - insane workload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tons of exposure to different areas and projects / Working with smart people that were trusted in their field

    Cons

    Way too much work put on admin staff without expectation of additional hires. The firm grew revenues, profits and the equity partnership, but that never translated to additional resources for functional departments. It only translated to additional work.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the support structure with the business

    King & Spalding2019-11-07
  7. "Great company. Great co workers."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Management is easy to work with and understanding. Profit sharing.

    Cons

    Benefits not so good. Not taking care of their staff (backbone).

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve.

    King & Spalding2019-10-16
  8. "Discovery Center -- a good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People/Culture, flexible schedule, get to work on exciting and topical cases, good place to start your legal career and get to learn how a large law firm operates.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to move from the discovery practice group into a substantive practice group at King & Spalding. Likely you will be doing only discovery you're entire time at K&S if hired as a project attorney. Terrible benefits for the Project Attorneys.

    Advice to Management

    More formal employee reviews (basically non-existent). More formal job track for project attorneys

    King & Spalding2019-10-02
  9. "Great starting place"

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    Current Employee - Project Attorney 

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Environment is what makes it

    Cons

    May be difficult to move up

    King & Spalding2019-08-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Everyone gets along really well. Productive environment

    Cons

    Sometimes communication can be difficult.

    King & Spalding2019-08-01
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