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  • Prospect in Other
Apr 1, 2020 - 12:00pm

There was a virtual presentation last night about it sent to target school's career sites. The program is looking to take 1-2 analysts per group. It seems super competitive. What I've heard is most of the analysts last year were from H/W/P with BB IB junior internships. Interviews will start in May with offers given late June or early July. They want to lock in analysts for 2021 before summer internships are done.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 3, 2020 - 1:18pm

Specificall, the application is to targets opening April 10 - 26. First round is call/skype in May and will be wrapped up beginning of June (I'm pretty sure I heard June).

They understand if your internship is cancelled. They said a junior internship isn't mandatory but take it with a grain of salt

They're taking 10-15 pp

  • Prospect in 
Apr 3, 2020 - 3:08pm

I don't remember hearing that junior year internship is not important but I feel that they will understand the current situation.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Apr 3, 2020 - 7:02pm

be realistic. unless your last name is Kravis, junior year internships from EB/BB matter a lot. if you can't get a banking gig good luck with getting a kkr one

Apr 11, 2020 - 10:39am
smelly_lion, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Damn you sound like the kid who puts "Incoming Investment Banking Analyst" on your linkedin. It's called leveraging. Also are kids just not allowed to apply to shit? Just because someone can't get with Dua Lipa doesn't mean they're not allowed to dm her.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 3, 2020 - 7:36pm

Did they say anything about whether the application will be released online in an open capacity or if it will be an invite only thing (i.e. only emailed to certain individuals)?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 7, 2020 - 8:37pm

That's easy: target school, blue chip junior year summer internship, high GPA, leadership in finance extracurriculars

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Nov 7, 2020 - 4:52am

Hey, getting ready for this process for next year - have a blue-chip internship but don't want to be one of those people that puts it up as incoming on Linkedin. How did you market your blue-chip internship to them? Just a line on the cv/cover letter or was it Handshake/linkedin that did it for you?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 10, 2020 - 7:30pm

Weird because it's 7:29 PM EST and I still haven't gotten the application (I attended the PE webinar). Did anyone else registered for the webinars get it?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 11, 2020 - 1:40am

Has anyone gotten the app yet? They said in the webinar they'd send it to the participants the 10th.

Apr 11, 2020 - 2:56am
duxter, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Really? I attended the webinar and I haven't received anything

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 11, 2020 - 4:57am

Can somebody else confirm this? ^

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 11, 2020 - 8:45am

Haven't received it either (attended webinars).

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 11, 2020 - 3:31pm

Have not received it either

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 14, 2020 - 12:31am

it went out this morning

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 11, 2020 - 10:56am

I'm going to a top BB this summer but come from a non-target so wasn't able to attend the webinars/network with people in the firm. Does anybody know if the program will be extended to non-targets?

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 13, 2020 - 1:41pm


  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Apr 13, 2020 - 2:49pm

Does anyone know how their returns in Americas have been? I know the 2006 fund wasn't great, but does anyone have a sense for how the more recent funds are doing / how fundraising for their next fund might go?

  • Analyst 1 in AM - FI
Apr 20, 2020 - 9:07pm

There's a lot of info in their investor presentations and public filings. Recent funds tend to be inflated by things that haven't gotten fully marked down yet, but that's true across all funds.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 13, 2020 - 3:52pm

Got the invitation today, at a target. Idk if it is even worth applying to -- have a 3.7 GPA and in a good group at a top BB. Seems like its basically only H/W/S 4.0 GS TMT/MS M&A types

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 13, 2020 - 4:02pm

I really don't think that's true. 3.7 from a target with top BB should make you a very competitive candidate. I really think you need to remember that the difference between GS TMT/MS M&A and other groups may be overhyped on this forum. At the end of the day, it gets you an interview, but they will definitely take you over someone like that If you do better on the interview. Just my 2 cents.

  • Prospect in 
Apr 13, 2020 - 4:08pm

What about 3.9 from Brown/NU/Duke, 2 IB internships going to EVR/PJT/CVP this summer?? I know those aren't the target KKR schools, any chance of an interview?

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 13, 2020 - 4:30pm

The program's focus is to attract talent different from the typical pipeline to stay competitive. Usually 1-2 students are given FT offers per school they are targeting. My view is that white guys working at EBs and BBs doing IB is not the candidates they are looking for as they can get an endless supply of these candidates through traditional PE recruiting during Fall 21'. I think it is really anyones game

  • Intern in IB - Restr
Apr 13, 2020 - 5:09pm

Can shed some light on this, but the majority of students are from H/W - KKR took 3-4 analysts last year year from Wharton and roughly the same from Harvard, which would total for more than 75% of all analysts hired. They look at GPA and junior internships, even in this covid environment. From those they hired at H/W/S, at least half were from PE (BX and Bain Cap). Others included PJT RSSG and other EB's, not many Bulges.

That being said, go apply. Anyone has a chance. Don't think there's ever been a strict mandate that KKR has to take from top targets, but usually the top kids there naturally perform well. Alumni network through clubs and classes is strong, so the few analysts at KKR will pull hard for their alma mater, especially if they know someone good.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 13, 2020 - 5:22pm

Any idea how much networking matters? Is it as much as BB/EB recruiting or would it be less significant since there weren't any on campus/virtual events with representatives from all/most groups? (Webinars had 1-2 people max)

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 13, 2020 - 6:19pm

They're also super busy. It's tough getting them to respond and book a time within the timeline when this app is due

  • Intern in IB - Restr
Apr 13, 2020 - 7:47pm

Less so - more merit based off of your resume. There's little benefit in networking tbh, but you can do it to get a feel for the firm culture.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 13, 2020 - 6:10pm

Does anyone know what the timeline looks like for the recruiting process? Are they planning on offering people before they even start internships this summer?

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 13, 2020 - 6:18pm

They said in the call that the applications are NOT rolling, they close on the 26th and interviews start in May over Skype. They want to wrap up the process by end of June/early July so yes, most internships won't have started yet

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 14, 2020 - 4:27pm

just wondering if you guys think the analyst program will be more competitive than on cycle recruiting for first year banking analysts? on one hand I feel like I will be better prepped for recruiting by on cycle but this program seems to have a smaller pool.

Apr 14, 2020 - 4:40pm
BankingChimp2, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It will be more competitive in terms of number of spots available, yes. But the interview process will likely not be anywhere near as rigorous as a KKR associate interview. With that said, those I know who have gotten this offer (and i'm sure there are exceptions that I do not know of) all had multiple years of internship experience at GS/MS and/or Apollo/Bain/Blackstone AND were either ethnically or gender diverse. So my guess is, if you're a white guy, your chances probably look better applying as an associate. But you got nothing to lose by going for it. Best of luck!

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 16, 2020 - 12:52am

Do they not need a transcript? I dont see it listed on te application

Also I dont get grades back till at least May, what are you guys doing about that?

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Apr 16, 2020 - 3:17am

I'm pretty sure they request the transcript during the background check phase, which happens after you accept the offer, if you even end up getting an offer of course ;)

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 16, 2020 - 2:51am

Can anyone shed light on what global macro and asset allocation refers to? Is this a FO position? Thanks in advance!

Apr 18, 2020 - 11:39am
TonyStark234, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes I'm sure everyone got that

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 23, 2020 - 2:30pm

I read "Thank you for your interest....." on the first line of the email and thought they rejected me before I even applied :'(

  • Intern in Other
Apr 17, 2020 - 10:04pm

what sort of questions do they ask in TMT Growth interviews?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 18, 2020 - 3:54am

idk the specefics, but from my conversation with an incoming analyst at the firm, NGT has a more straightforward interview process than the rest of the platforms.

  • Intern in PE - Growth
Apr 18, 2020 - 1:03pm

Was told NGT interviews won't happen until the fall

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 19, 2020 - 10:13am

also wondering how different it will be from on cycle interviews, especially given how on cycle is literally taking place during ft training these days.

  • Incoming Analyst in PE - LBOs
Apr 27, 2020 - 3:56pm

BX mid July iirc from last year

May 6, 2020 - 7:03pm
BUYSIDETRADDER, what's your opinion? Comment below:

" We won't start recruiting for our full time process until July/August this year. We wait to see how many of our summer analysts accept their returning offers and review our hiring needs at that time. Our jobs will also be posted on our website at that time."- BlackStone Recruiter

  • Intern in CorpStrat
Apr 23, 2020 - 6:47pm

I just have a few Q's if anyone can help:

1) Does KKR have a central recruitment team - or are resumes reviewed by members of the teams we apply to?

3) Does anyone know how many schools this got sent out to?/if your school was not on the list if you will be auto-dinged?

May 10, 2020 - 11:08pm
BUYSIDETRADDER, what's your opinion? Comment below:

KKR has a central recruitment team. Given how competetive the pool is going to be, going to a " Target School" will help you immensely.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2020 - 12:47pm

Apps closed last night.

When does everyone expect to hear back? I can't imagine it will take long, since only applications endorsed by an employee are being reviewed most likley

  • Intern in HF - Macro
Apr 27, 2020 - 12:59pm

how do you know only apps endorsed by employees are reviewed?

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 27, 2020 - 5:05pm

+Following this - where did you hear this?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2020 - 8:18pm

lol that is 100% cap, spoke to 2 incoming analysts, and neither of them were endorsed.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2020 - 12:50pm

Does anyone know how KKR is doing? Know the pre financial crisis fund didn't do so hot, which hurt them a bit; have the more recent Americas funds done better? Would people anticipate any issues fundraising for the next Americas fund?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Apr 27, 2020 - 10:34pm

lmao "interview all the applicants" do you think this is kindergarten?? Not everyone gets an interview, at the very least they probably got hundreds of applicants for ~15 spots. Unless you are a lesbian, black women out of Harvard with a top internship and a top GPA, there's no guaranteed interviews, hate to break it to you buddy.

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 27, 2020 - 11:35pm

Nah dude. If Kravis himself didn't reach out to you before the deadline, then you have no chance. such is life

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 28, 2020 - 12:09am

How many of you guys applied for the Infrastructure opening. They had a pretty lack luster webinar and I've heard they are a lower tier group, but I'm kinda wishing I'd applied to their team right about now.

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 28, 2020 - 12:31am

I put it as second choice. I feel the process is so competitive that any choice outside of first choice is an auto-ding?

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 28, 2020 - 12:48am

I wonder what the spread of applications is per group...surely PE most popular...then how will the rest rank

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 28, 2020 - 1:34am

yeah me too, i think ngt may not have been as popular as maybe the macro team or whatever it is...who knows

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:08pm
808992fishnchips, what's your opinion? Comment below:

yes. do they send it to everyone?

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 28, 2020 - 8:08pm

+1 I think it's sent to everyone per the 2019 thread.

Apr 29, 2020 - 1:09pm
Cooo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

when did u submit the application? haven't received test :(

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 29, 2020 - 5:06pm

on that note did anyone not get the link to the assessment?

  • Intern in Other
Apr 29, 2020 - 5:26pm

what do you guys think the interview process will be like/what they will ask for for NGT and client partners group? any specific way to prepare for those if an interview just so happens to be offered? someone previously mentioned NGT is more straightforward? good luck everyone!

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 29, 2020 - 5:42pm

probably depends on experience...were you TMT at a BB? VC? etc...

  • Prospect in S&T - Equities
Apr 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

Took the assessments. Expect to do a lot of quick arithmetic and pattern recognition exercises.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 30, 2020 - 9:53am

You really think they're going to notify us THAT late? I guessed first rounds mid-may

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 30, 2020 - 2:52am

Anyone know the policy on changing our preferences on the application? Do you think it is too late to do that?/Would it be a bad look if I reached out to HR to switch them?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 30, 2020 - 3:05am

which one are you trying to switch to lol? Also, I don't think it will look great because they emphasized that we should choose our preferences thoughtfully before submitting the app.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 30, 2020 - 3:15pm

what was it like...pattern recognition/mental math/etc...?

May 1, 2020 - 5:12pm
princess1999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

hot damn i got ACT/SAT flashbacks on that predictive quiz. finished it but who knows how much was right lol

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Apr 30, 2020 - 6:31pm

damn the test was pretty hard....wish i didnt even bother taking it lol...pretty sure itll auto-ding me

May 1, 2020 - 2:39pm
TonyStark234, what's your opinion? Comment below:

All of them but guessed on a ton

May 1, 2020 - 3:28pm
sarah_day, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Was a calculator allowed in the test-- do they record you on camera?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 2, 2020 - 9:22am

I legit got to like page 6 I think when it cut me off. Damn this was bad.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 3, 2020 - 11:22am

got through 49, but Jesus Christ, those shape sequences made me feel autistic

May 1, 2020 - 3:28pm
sarah_day, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Was a calculator allowed in the test-- do they record you on camera?

May 1, 2020 - 3:35pm
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  • Prospect in S&T - Equities
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  • Prospect in Other
May 2, 2020 - 5:40pm

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