Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker McKenzie LLP

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, upwardly mobile, interesting work, a lot of responsibility."
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...

"I don't think you need to do as much of the commercial awareness revision (e.g. reading..."

"I found that as a trainee you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in different..."

"They are very good and fairly innovative."

"Mentoring can be hit and miss. Some partners and associates are extremely approachable,..."

"Location is good at Blackfriars, offices are a bit dated. Dress code is relaxed -..."

"Working hours do vary from department to department, for instance one of my seats..."

"We get good pay for the hours worked."

"Free dinners, good socials and amazing Christmas/summer parties."

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

"Why are you interested in law? Why do you want to work at Bakers in particular?"

"Some great steps have been taken but this is being hindered by having an old bui..."

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

"Although I do tend to have little client interactions, I do get very interesting..."

"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..."

"There can be a lot to take in from an early stage."

"The global nature and broad scope of work definitely drew me towards them, as well..."

"I think retention rates are getting better but still leave room for concern."

"One of the founders of the firm, Baker, first practised as an immigration lawyer..."

"Very friendly people, great atmosphere to work in."

"There are a lot of events for students or pupils from less privileged backgrounds,..."

"I would like to rotate supervisors during your time in the departments i.e. in a..."

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