Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker McKenzie LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly and ambitious."
8.6 / 10
Formal Training
6.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.4 / 10
6.4 / 10
8.2 / 10
9.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.8 / 10


  • Trainee pay is seen as being very competitive in the market.
  • Graduates can be 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.


  • Internal communication could be improved to help things run more smoothly.
  • Some feel that there could be more engagement with trainees.
  • There could be more transparency around seat rotations.
  • While the location is popular, the offices are seen as being somewhat dated.

What insiders say about...

"Have a mature and thoughtful perspective of what diversity means to you. Don't be..."

"A friendly, inclusive and understanding firm both in the office and after-hours...."

"Training programmes are very well organised and consistent. The best aspect is the..."

"Some supervisors are better than others, which will be the case wherever you go...."

"While the office space is dated, the facilities are generally of a good standard,..."

"Hours vary massively among trainees. It's easy to leave shortly after 6.00 pm every..."

"Pay is very good at the trainee level."

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

"The process consists of an online application form, a telephone interview and an..."

"We were taken through a scenario regarding a company's articles of association and..."

"We've got a green roof with a dog made of plants on it..."

"I have been given the support and resources to run the firm's anti-bullying campaign...."

"I get to draft agreements from start to finish and have lead negotiations with clients..."

"There are lots of pro bono opportunities at Baker & McKenzie, including a legal advice..."

"The people are great to work with and the fact that you feel valued while at work..."

"The qualification process is definitely not as transparent as it is in other firms..."

"I saw others from the same background as myself in senior positions at the firm."

"Retention rates are quite good, but a lot of trainees in a recent cohort had to settle..."

"The building is built around two steel coils."

"Friendly, inclusive, team-driven."

"There are a wide variety of outreach programmes, and trainees are actively encouraged..."

"The firm should ensure all trainees are able to go on secondment if they wish to...."

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