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King & Wood Mallesons Reviews

Updated 9 Feb 2020

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3.3
62%
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74%
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King & Wood Mallesons CEO Sue Kench
Sue Kench
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible hours, good working environment asides from the boss(in 15 reviews)

  • "I worked in the UK office IT was great they looked after us with the free lunch(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours may be an issue sometimes(in 22 reviews)

  • "With a bad manager: overworked, no work/life balance, micromanaged, toxic environment(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons

    Pros

    Nice environment, not bad salary

    Cons

    Disorganise team, too long to do something simple

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    King & Wood Mallesons2017-06-07
  2. "Was a great company as SJ Berwin"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues who were very supportive in Europe

    Cons

    Combination with Australia and China was a disaster which ended in Europe going into administration

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    King & Wood Mallesons2018-04-09
  3. "Was a Great Company Before the Problems with Going Bust"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked in the UK office IT was great they looked after us with the free lunch

    Cons

    but once things got bad it was bad no one cared

    King & Wood Mallesons2018-04-06
  4. "Overall firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

    Pros

    Strong presence and great clients in Australia and Asia. Top-tier work in those markets.

    Cons

    Future of EU presence needs careful consideration. Competing globally with US and UK magic circle firm on a global stage.

    King & Wood Mallesons2017-02-16
  5. "KWM Paralegal"

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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons

    Pros

    Stepping stone and well regarded by other firms and businesses

    Cons

    Non collegiate and exploitative culture

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    King & Wood Mallesons2017-01-16
  6. "It is a sad year"

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     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for staff and. Just the whole company. Well loved Free lunch

    Cons

    The company is now not good it is. Going to. Receivership It will be the. End of a great company

    King & Wood Mallesons2017-01-09
  7. "Bad atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

    Pros

    Some good people Reasonable salaries although not competing with big city firms Some teams had excellent work and clients Good opportunities to progress

    Cons

    No work-life balance Some people very difficult to work with Firm had no consideration for employees Very poor internal communication

    King & Wood Mallesons2017-01-04
  8. "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and great client list. Very collegiate atmosphere amongst support staff who work well as a team. Nothing overly bad to say.

    Cons

    Greed and bad management by the inner circle of partners will lead to the demise of the London office. Little or no accountability to employees.

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    King & Wood Mallesons2016-12-07
  9. "Good firm suffering from merger growing pains"

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    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training for junior members of staff, free lunch, generally friendly atmosphere. The firm has a good reputation in the international funds department amongst its peers.

    Cons

    Following a period of redundancies, the atmosphere is a little bit tense, but this is part and parcel. Not much transparency to members of staff, particularly junior members of staff

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    King & Wood Mallesons2016-11-07
  10. "KWM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, free lunch, great subsidised coffee bar.

    Cons

    No bonus, bad management, little to no payrise.

    King & Wood Mallesons2016-12-07

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