Management at King & Wood Mallesons

How accessible are managers and do they make good mentors? You may want to address internal communication, performance feedback or praise and recognition.

Very team-dependent. My current supervising Partner is very accessible, friendly and a good mentor.
Graduate, Sydney
The partners are generally approachable and friendly.
Graduate, Sydney
There are regular events where management update the firm and ask for feedback.
Graduate, Sydney
This depends very much on the team. Some managers are great mentors and sounding boards.
Midlevel, Melbourne
It really depends on the team and can vary.
Graduate, Sydney
Good intentions but managers often busy.
Graduate, Canberra
I haven't been here long but currently the managers I have are fantastic.
Graduate, Brisbane
Some are better than others, but overall quite approachable.
Graduate, Brisbane
Very accessible Depends on the partner however.
Graduate, Brisbane
Your supervisors are usually very approachable and many of them are great mentors (with some exceptions of course). Communications with senior management team on the big picture (eg. what is the firm going) usually depend on their roadshow about twice a year.
Graduate, Perth
Senior associates are generous with providing feedback and will often give very detailed and constructive feedback without you needing to seek it out, and are interested in our personal as well as professional development.
Graduate, Melbourne
I think this really depends on the manager. I think it is impossible to make a generalisation because it is all down to the discretion/attitude of each individual.
Graduate, Sydney
Managers are very accessible as we are seated on the same floor, and sometimes next to our direct partners. We can easily ask questions by approaching them in their room or sending them an email. There are structured feedback sessions, but can also seek feedback on an informal basis after tasks.
Graduate, Melbourne
HR are extremely across the staff/issues at KWM and are very accessible.
Graduate, Perth
Very accessible and always open to talk and mentor you.
Graduate, Melbourne
I'd say the senior associates make good mentors.
Graduate, Brisbane/Sydney
Managers are busy, but accessible when required.
Graduate, Canberra
Managers invest time in their employees and communicate frequently to provide informal and formal feedback.
Graduate, Sydney
Approachable.
Graduate, Sydney
Depends on the manager.
Graduate, Sydney