Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker McKenzie LLP

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and professional, the firm provides an excellent platform to grow as a junior lawyer."
9.3 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.6 / 10
8.3 / 10
8.8 / 10
9.6 / 10
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10


  • Trainee pay is seen as being very competitive in the market.
  • Graduates are given a high level of responsibility from an early stage.
  • There’s a degree of flexibility in working hours that allows people to work from home in the evenings.
  • Diversity is important to the firm and many events and groups are set up to support this.


  • The nature of the work means that hours can be hard to predict.
  • Some feel that there is a lot take in early on.
  • There could be more transparency around seat rotations.
  • While the location is popular, offices are seen as being somewhat dated.

What insiders say about...

"Baker & McKenzie are the only firm I've come across that have a section regarding..."

"The firm is a genuinely friendly and collegiate place to work. Partners are approachable..."

"There is good training available, and I was given training on skills such as drafting,..."

"Everyone is very approachable."

"The dress code is fairly relaxed for a law firm, especially for women. The office..."

"There isn't a 'face-time' culture here, so if your work is completed by 6:00pm then..."

"The firm could do more to match its competitors at a new qualifier level."

"Free tickets to the Tate Modern, corporate box at Lord's (if you're lucky), annual..."

"I did a vacation scheme and was offered the TC after that. None of the interviews..."

"The partner case study was a bit of a grilling on the facts in front of you. The..."

"While the firm do not mention their carbon footprint frequently, there are recycling..."

"We have good initiatives and get external recognition for our programmes."

"At work I have a lot of client interaction both through emails and over the telephone...."

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

"The secondment opportunities and the quality of work are very good, while the support..."

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

"Visiting the firm and meeting the people."

"Very good. I believe 13 out of 14 people got offered jobs this time."

"There is a bar on the eighth floor that many people don't even know exists."

"The firm is collegiate, engaged and global."

"Reaching out to schools that are presented with few opportunities."

"More feedback, both informal and formal."

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