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  1. „Help with case work”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Consultant in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Consultant in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Positive environment, great colleagues

    Kontras

    tedious work, little growth potential

    Rat an das Management

    great bosses


  2. „Good Place to be”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim

    Pros

    Firm Parties were really good

    Kontras

    Not enough attention on admin staff

  3. „Platform for quick growth you wouldn't see at a large firm”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim

    Pros

    Visibility to senior leaders of the firm

    Kontras

    Little work life balance most of the time


  4. „A Fifteen Year Old Start Up”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim

    Pros

    Hyper growth environment where you can make a huge difference.

    Kontras

    Some processes need to catch up to the current size of the firm.

    Rat an das Management

    Continue to move responsibility for the lower value activities to the professionals.


  5. Hilfreich (10)

    „Micro-managed disaster”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    There is a hefty year end bonus, at least there was. Rumor is that they will be downsizing the bonus for staff from 20% (ish) to 8% or less.

    Kontras

    The founding partners "FP's" of the Firm are involved in every minute detail of the firm's operations - down to associate staffing for a 2 hour assignment on a pro bono case. They approve all referrals, and every single $5 write off (all of which they will fight tooth and nail about). This is difficult when they both travel constantly, getting an answer is, at times, almost impossible. Yet if you do not get the answer quickly enough, you are publicly humiliated with 40 people or more on the email.

    The staff side of the house is regularly expected to work 12 - 14 hour days, and to be available at 3 am to take phone calls with the FPs when they are traveling on business to Asia, because there is little to no support staff anywhere outside of NY. The staff side is also very poorly built out, with people being promoted way too quickly simply because they put up with the incessant abuse from the FPs. This results in director level employees not having the skill sets (both technical and personal skills) necessary to properly see any project through, make decisions, or manage the day to day workload of their employees. Each director enters the COO's office multiple times a day to ask that he make basic decisions for them because they are incapable of doing so on their own - or perhaps they are just so used to being heavily micromanaged that this is in fact necessary.

    They seem to think that "throwing bodies at the problem" (real words used by one of the directors) fixes everything because they lack the ability to form an overarching strategy. Despite all this, the number of high level staff here is astounding. There are more senior managers and directors than anywhere else I've worked (including firms 5 to 10 times the size of this one).

    When someone quits, no thought is given as to a proper handover plan, and often an entire workload is reassigned to another employee without any proper training.

    Rat an das Management

    Put criteria in place to assess whether or not a person is actually ready for promotion based on personal skills and technical skills requirements.


  6. Hilfreich (8)

    „Depends on what you're looking for”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Analyst
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Analyst

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim gearbeitet

    Pros

    1) Substantive experience mirroring the responsibilities being a first-year associate in Big Law--will provide valuable insight on (a) whether you want to do law, and (b) whether you want to do big law.

    2) Law school admissions offices love Kobre & Kim because it's definitely more substantive than the typical paralegal route where students just spend 1-2 years doing pure admin work, while at K&K you actually get to do important factual and legal work.

    3) If you stay for a second year, you'll be making solid six figures--whether that is worth the lack of personal time is up to you. Pretty good number of PTO days as well.

    Kontras

    1) Substantive experience also mirrors the misery and the lack of personal life of being a first-year associate in Big Law. However, you also only get paid half as much despite billing the same hours. And a third of that is tied up in bonuses that you can't get unless you stay till the end of the semester, presumably to keep you from quitting unpredictably due to the crazy amount of stress.

    2) While law schools will like the fact you worked here, it is probably not worth the lower LSAT score you'll get due to the fact that you'll be worked to the bone as you study for the LSAT. Having to cancel/postpone tests because you haven't had time to study, or being disappointed with your score after you finally force yourself to take it--it's a pretty soulcrushing feeling.

    3) Incredibly toxic work environment. One example is disrespect to admin staff, treating them like servants. As pertaining to analysts, they have a weird system where Senior Analysts in their early 20s who are probably not sufficiently qualified to be in a management role providing supervision, commands, and performance reviews of other analysts in their early 20s, many of whom started around the same time as them. Except within this system the Senior Analysts get paid more money than the analysts to milk as much work out of the analysts as possible and getting as few of them to quit as possible. Another weird set-up is that analysts are recruited from top schools, and are told to manage paralegals who are explicitly recruited from "lower-tier" schools (think Penn vs. Penn State). It's pretty awkward. Then you have the associates, many of whom are burned out after several years of Big Law, who will push work down to the analysts, but take credit for the great work product of the analysts.

    Rat an das Management

    Be more empathetic.


  7. Hilfreich (5)

    „Who needs a personal life anyway”

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    • Kultur & Werte
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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim

    Pros

    Awesome firm parties. Good bonus structure. Opportunities to work in different cities/countries.

    Kontras

    Admin departments treated like second class citizens. Top heavy structure in all admin departments except Ops. No coordination amongst senior admin staff which results in massive duplication of work with little or no overall effectiveness. "Teams" work in insecure silos, each trying to create or protect their own corner. Long hours, little or no recognition. Very low morale amongst all non-legal staff and junior timekeepers.

    Rat an das Management

    Look at your structure and where support is needed. Recognize that non-legal staff are as important as legal staff. Sort out senior management working practices.

  8. Hilfreich (6)

    „Can't Recommend”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Administrative
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Administrative
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    The company pays relatively well (expensive benefits though). Great place if you are looking to advance your legal career. Lots of responsibility and opportunity to advance.

    Kontras

    Archaic and limited resources, especially for a company of its size and revenue which results in people working much harder than they need to. Toxic work-life balance culture, far beyond what is expected at other law firms. You can expect to work long hours, weekends, holidays and vacations. Your personal life will always come second. The administrative staff is an afterthought with no true management, redundancy, or thoughtful organizational structure. Basic things like team meetings and performance reviews don't happen or are not taken seriously. Constructive feedback is discouraged. There is no board and changes are not well thought out, they are made to cater to the whims of extremely unrealistic leadership.

    Rat an das Management

    Pay attention to your non-legal employees and their needs, talk to them. Create more transparency. Invest in resources and infrastructure. Form a board so that decisions are vetted before implementation. Hire more non-legal staff to support your growing legal staff.


  9. Hilfreich (3)

    „Good money and salary”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim gearbeitet

    Pros

    Company is still in boutique/startup phase but is doing really well
    Good salary and bonus potential
    Awesome holiday party and monthly treats

    Kontras

    Management only values the legal staff (unsurprisingly)
    Admin side was a mess and poorly managed, lack of professionalism and credentials
    Benefits were mediocre and expensive

    Rat an das Management

    Treat your non-legal staff better!


  10. Hilfreich (8)

    „Start Up Sales Pitch is Tired and False”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Kobre & Kim

    Pros

    Very little, aside that they do adhere to wage and hour laws and pay you.

    Kontras

    Keith Whitman is probably writing all the positive reviews. Their tired "start up" firm pitch is laughable when the firm has been around for at least 20 plus years. At some point, "start up" is just code for hot mess.

    Rat an das Management

    Stop rewarding bad behavior (passing work to analysts/constant blame game and verbal abuse) and take ownership.