KKR 2020 Analyst program

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It seems KKR is starting an analyst program again starting full time in 2020.

Does anyone have some info on what the program is like? Is it industry specific or generalist, career progress after (2 and out vs direct promotion), hours, comp, thoughts on the level of involvement/responsibility an analyst will when working along side an associate.

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May 14, 2019

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May 14, 2019

Where did you see they are starting this?

May 30, 2019

Details got sent to rising seniors on Handshake. Idk about the number of people they sent this out to initially or if they are targeting students at particular schools. Anyways, y'all better throw in some juicy keywords in appropriate positions of your resumes...

May 31, 2019

Word on the street is that the program is going to be extremely small. There was some talk among school/finance club alumni at my target and as far as I know they're looking to hire a single student from our school and are targeting a female/diversity candidate who has interned at one of: a top BB, EB or top PE analyst program (think SLP, BX, GSIP)

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May 31, 2019

This. I attend a target and after KKR spoke to us the only person they reached out to was a female diversity candidate.

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Jun 23, 2019

I know a white girl from a non-target school who did a finance internship at KKR. She was co-captain of the soccer team, but still, can anyone explain that?

Jun 4, 2019

They also visited my school. I assume we go to different schools, because the information we got mentioned hiring FT analysts for nearly all of their classic PE industry groups, C&PG, REPE + Credit, and their TMT growth program. Though female/diversity candidates probably have a leg up in the process, they are definitely hiring for many positions.

Jun 7, 2019

Hey I applied for the program last week. Would it be alright if I pm you?

Jun 7, 2019

I also received that information. And I also heard that they're hiring for many positions. My point still stands though; as I said, the only person they reached out to was one (1) female candidate, highlighting that they're probably taking a very small number of candidates and the ones they are are going to fulfill diversity quotas. Not judging or whatnot, just saying what I know.

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Jun 8, 2019

Do people know whether it's true that these programs have 3.9 interview cutoffs? A friend who interviewed once said that's the case at Bain Cap and Warburg given the number of applicants and the fact that there are only 1-2 openings per group. Would appreciate a megafund stud to confirm/call bullshit on this

Jun 9, 2019

A hypothetical Wharton M&T that has a sophomore summer at Apollo and is in the right networks probably won't get dinged outright for a 3.8. So no, probably not a strict cutoff, but yes, the vast majority of kids that actually do get the job do have 3.9+

See my post here for more:

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/buyside-job...

Jun 9, 2019

Tons of people with sub-3.9 gpas get interviews, and even offers, from Bain, Warburg, SL. It will likely be the same with KKR. Certain hedge funds may have a higher cutoff.

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Jun 11, 2019

Anyone else get the email about taking a predictive index test for KKR? Was wondering if it was sent to everyone or if it means something lol

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Jun 11, 2019

Got one as well.

Jun 15, 2019

For people who got the cognitive test email - when did you submit your resume? I didn't get one and was thinking whether I had already missed my chance : (

Jun 15, 2019

I applied/submitted on the 31st of May.

Jun 16, 2019

I submitted on the 6th of June and got one.

Jun 11, 2019

I got it as well, and my friends who applied also got it. Said it was a bunch of behaviorals and 50 brain teaser/quick math questions. Hope it doesn't cutoff some kids for this machine screening.

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Jun 11, 2019

Did anyone else get invited to their NY event?

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Jun 12, 2019

Was that before or after doing the behavioral test

Jun 13, 2019

Before!

Jun 11, 2019

Not me... Are you also a diversity candidate?

Jun 11, 2019

no I'm not

Jun 11, 2019

Sooo can people forward that email..

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Jun 12, 2019

got the invite to ny event

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Jun 12, 2019

Is it a specialized/private event or a general audience one that just didn't hit all schools?

Jun 12, 2019

Based on the email it sounds like it's invite only

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Jun 13, 2019

The networking event is for their top candidates. Typically 3.9+ from wharton/harvard and with BB IBD or PE/HF ongoing junior summer. Those are the kids getting 1st round interviews. Whatever prescreen is only to screen out any outliers at that point.

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Jun 16, 2019

I don't think it's designed to be completed within 12 minutes, since that's like 14 seconds per question. The logic questions will take at least 5 seconds to read. I didn't finish either.

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Jun 18, 2019

Anyone get anymore emails about next steps beyond the networking event?

Jun 18, 2019

Nothing for me but friend said she already had a phone interview and was invited for an in office round for upcoming weekend. That said, she reached out after the campus event and has been in contact with their recruiting team.

Jun 19, 2019

Student at a top target, have two friends interning at KKR for their junior summer (non diversity). From my understanding, the program is for a specific area of the firm, like distressed credit or any classic PE role. Both guys interning at the firm have 3.8+ GPAs and internships at top banks, PE firms, HFs, etc prior to joining KKR.

Jun 21, 2019

Did anyone get the webinar email

Jun 21, 2019

I did! I think it's just a mass-blast to all who applied, probably.

Jun 21, 2019

Hey did anyone else get a superday invite for the 23rd??

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Jun 22, 2019

No. Can share more info? This seems like too quick a turnaround... not when they told us superdays would be

Jun 22, 2019

Seems like not an actual superday but just a diversity/special circumstance process that's accelerated. Btw, might I ask how do you know the exact timeline?

Jun 22, 2019

how do you apply to this?

Jun 23, 2019

Was through a link on certain target school OCR sites, but the app expired June 9 anyways so you wouldn't be able to apply if you somehow got the link.

Jun 23, 2019

Has anyone gotten a first round/phone interview yet? For the normal timeline, not some accelerated circumstance btw

Jun 24, 2019

Has anyone been able to pre-register for the webinars? I am not....

Jun 24, 2019

Was able to enter in my details, submitted and then came to a page saying "Webinar Registration Pending Approval". I'm assuming that's as good as pre-registration gets

Also, anyone else think it was sorta funny that they sent everyone the email rather than a bcc?

Jun 24, 2019

Yeah I peeped that too lol

Jun 25, 2019

For those who couldn't make the webinar, they said that the teams are reviewing our applications now. First round invites should go out in the next 2 weeks. The first rounds will be by phone with 2 people from the team, and final rounds will be in person (with up to 5 interviews that day) at the end of July. People receiving offers should be notified by the second week of August.

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Jun 27, 2019

On the PE webinar, I may have misheard this but they said they are looking to take 1-2 people per team.

Jun 27, 2019

That's what I heard as well.

Jun 27, 2019

That's a lot of people then? Since they mentioned several groups that were recruiting...so potentially up to 10 people?

Jun 27, 2019

Do we know how technical this interview process is going to be?

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Jun 28, 2019

Suppose I'm giving away part of my identity, but KKR will take 1-2 per group (depends on the group). KKR PE (Healthcare, C/R, F/S, Energy, TMT, Industrials), Infra, Credit, SSits, growth, and impact will all be taking people (as will some MO/BO functions). There isn't a real mandate to take only one or only two. Given that, each group (at least on the CPE side) is encouraged to take only one analyst. At least for my group, and I know for a number of others, we have sent out first-round invites in the last couple of days. Interviews will be fairly behavioral at first, then more and more technical as you go along. Gpa, undergrad school, work experience, and some connections in the firm are all important.

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Jun 29, 2019

Really? One of those groups you named was not mentioned as recruiting full times. Have things changed? If this is the group I'm suspecting then you've completely given away your identity haha

Jun 29, 2019

I believe all that I mentioned are recruiting. Could be wrong but a lot of my colleagues in all of these groups are indicating that they will be taking people

Jun 29, 2019

Safe to assume we've been cut if we didn't get an interview yet?

Jun 29, 2019

Don't assume anything. Some invites might come next week, but first-round interviews are scheduled to occur starting on Monday

Jul 6, 2019

How were the first rounds for those who had them?

Jul 7, 2019

Mostly behavioral/past resume experience and why the role/sector. I think they mentioned that it gets more technical as rounds progress.

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Jul 14, 2019

also interested if anyone's heard back regarding superdays.

Jul 14, 2019

has anyone heard back for 2nd round interviews yet? i had my interview on jul 8th

Jul 14, 2019

Which group?

Had mine w industrials on thurs and haven't heard back yet.

Jul 14, 2019

The group I interviewed with told me we'd hear back next week.

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Jul 16, 2019

Got a super day invite for industrials for this Saturday

Jul 17, 2019

Anyone know what salary is for this? Have superday coming up and I'm curious

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/pe-firm-202...
Hear they say 95+105 but that seems much higher than other PE

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Jul 17, 2019

Anybody hear back from infra for superdays?

Jul 17, 2019

did anyone hear back from either of the real estate groups?

Jul 18, 2019

I heard back from RE Credit and got a super day invite.

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Jul 18, 2019

Did anyone hear anything for growth equity?

Jul 20, 2019

Bump. Assuming all super day invites are out?

Jul 25, 2019

Anyone heard back after the super day yet?

Jul 28, 2019

also wondering if anyone had details on when they would get back to us

Aug 1, 2019

Bump

Aug 2, 2019

maybe none of us got offers! :D

EDIT: actually, looking above, i see they said that we'll hear back second week of august so we should be fine!!

Aug 6, 2019

Has anyone heard back?

Aug 9, 2019

I saw tmt extended an offer. Any other groups?

Aug 11, 2019

All offers out

Aug 11, 2019

Are they going to send rejection letters?

just got my rejection! good luck with the job search everyone :")

Aug 11, 2019
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