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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)
"The firm is often friendly, welcoming, good for training and fair."
  • 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
  • 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
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.8 / 10
6.9 / 10
7.6 / 10
9.2 / 10
Pro Bono
8.6 / 10

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"Here there is a strong focus on diversity with specific focus groups for women, ethnic..."

"I have had lots of client contact at work: travelling abroad to meet them, attending..."

"There's something for everyone. I was given the opportunity to draft a memo advising..."

"The work here is of great quality, and the people at the company are wonderful."

"'Global firm' means frequently working across time zones, and this can be a chal..."

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

"I have found that retention rates this intake will probably not be as good. Several..."

"The building is built around two steel coils."

"An international, friendly and ambitious firm."

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

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

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