Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker McKenzie LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2018)
"An international, friendly and ambitious firm."
Culture
8.6 / 10
 
Formal Training
6.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.4 / 10
 
Hours
6.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.8 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

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

"I think the firm's culture varies massively depending on the department. I think..."

"The training is good at Baker & McKenzie, especially because there is department-specific..."

"Supervisors vary according to the individual but my personal experience has been..."

"The office space really needs an uplift and better facilities. Our dress code is..."

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

"Pay is very good when compared to the market rate."

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

"The interview process has changed since I underwent it, but there is currently a..."

"My interviewee asked me where I thought Baker & McKenzie should open another office,..."

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

"The firm widely promotes diversity in all its forms and, more than that, there is..."

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

"We have a great pro bono team but I think it could receive a little more support...."

"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..."

"The reputation Baker & McKenzie has as the biggest global law firm and the friendliest..."

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

"People who stay at Bakers firmly believe Bakers is the best place for them. Their..."

"A great place to work with very friendly people."

"There are frequent social mobility events run by external organisations which focus..."

"I'd like to have more three-month seats."

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