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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 - Ind
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

  • 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

  • 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 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?

  • 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?

  • 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 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.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
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?

  • 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

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 - Ind
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?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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!

  • 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?

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