King & Spalding Reviews

Updated 5 May 2021

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3.7
65%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
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King & Spalding Chairman Robert D. Hays Jr.
Robert D. Hays Jr.
72 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)

  • "There also seems to be poor time management that trickles down to the project attorneys(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great law firm, kind people"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    This is an excellent firm staffed by smart and diligent attorneys. As a sixth-year associate, I had significant case responsibility and client contact appropriate to the contributions made to each matter. K&S is as good as it gets for a BigLaw firm, in my opinion.

    Cons

    Like all large law firms, the company expects a lot of work from you. With effort, it's possible to find helpful mentors and great experiences. A positive, hardworking attitude is a must.

  2. "Shut."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Fun. Good food. Windows. Doors. Ski

    Cons

    The food. Bob. Bad pens. Smells weird.


  3. "Great people"

    4.0
    Former Employee - E-discovery Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people and income while waiting on bar results.

    Cons

    No path to advancement. Poor perks.

  4. "Solid Employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and solid investment in development.

    Cons

    Work-life balance not available for everyone.

  5. "Growing Fast"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The administration team is super supportive of their staff and do a great job of helping them do their best job.

    Cons

    The firm is growing super fast. This speaks volumes of how well they are doing, but also means there is an enormous amount of work to do and not always enough administrative help to get it all done.

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  6. "Wonderful Workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work and great co-workers

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at K&S

  7. "--"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and comparable salary

    Cons

    Draconian style and approach, unclear growth path.

  8. "Structure"

    3.0
    Current Employee - LPA in Washington, DC

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits for the firm

    Cons

    Bad authority Structure among leadership

  9. "Great Firm, Great Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Financial Analysis and Reporti in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Spalding full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, High Paced environment with excellent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Always on twenty four seven

  10. "Few Opportunities for Advancement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology and interesting cases.

    Cons

    Very oppressive management style with a “stay in your place” mentality.

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