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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker & McKenzie LLP

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"A friendly, sociable and interesting place to work."
Pros: 
  • Trainees are given high calibre work, often international in nature, as well as tasks which ensure that they really develop in their roles
  • The firm’s relatively small intake means that trainees have good exposure to high-profile deals
  • Support is provided to trainees as the firm has an inclusive and genuinely ‘open-door’ culture
  • Both legal and non-legal skills are taught innovatively in department-specific training sessions
Cons: 
  • Working hours might be challenge for some trainees, and some late nights can be expected
  • Some may feel that international secondments could be made longer, i.e. six months, rather than three
  • Staying in the firm after qualification can be difficult: opportunities in some departments are highly sought after
  • More opportunities for regular feedback would help trainees' development
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.8 / 10
 
Hours
6.9 / 10
 
Salary
7.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.6 / 10
 
 

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"First rate - do their best to help us out at the beginning. I've heard that many..."

"People seem generally interested in my progress and training and, whenever possible,..."

"Modern office space, well air conditioned. Great central location by St. Paul's."

"Hours have varied tremendously but by and large I am able to leave the office around..."

"Although the bonus system could be improved, that there is excellent base pay at..."

"The London office participates in a annual, firm-wide football tournament over the..."

"There was an online application and an assessment day consisting of a partner interview,..."

"I had two interviews: one interview was competency based, where they asked when I..."

"I understand that there are measures in place to reduce the firm's carbon footprint,..."

"The firm in excellent in this area - there is plenty of focus on this and seems to..."

"I have had reasonable levels of client interaction and autonomy at work. There is..."

"The firm is definitely committed to pro bono work. Many programmes run concurrently..."

"Friendly people; global nature of work; interesting clients. Good trainee pay compared..."

"I often work with the United States meaning late nights and long days. There are..."

"I chose Bakers for the opportunities to travel and the reputation of the firm."

"Retention rates have been broadly good in recent qualification rounds but could be..."

"The building is built around two steel coils."

"Friendly, good training experience, high quality work."

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"I think that there should be more transparency in HR processes."

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