Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker McKenzie LLP

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2017)
"Going places globally."
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..."

"The culture in general is friendly and cooperative, with a very collegiate atmosphere..."

"The firm places a massive emphasis on PSC training and personal development, which..."

"I found that the partners are very accessible, and that there is a decent feedback..."

"Modern office space, well air conditioned. Great central location by St. Paul's."

"As a trainee, it is possible to work from home if the circumstances require this...."

"As trainees at Baker & McKenzie we get good pay. The 3K sign on bonus was unexpected..."

"Free dinner after 7:00pm and free taxi from 9:00pm is very useful. Gym subsidy is..."

"I did not undertake a vacation scheme at this firm, but obtained a training contract..."

"I was asked the normal competency questions (although less than in my other TC interviews)...."

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

"The firm in excellent in this area - there is plenty of focus on this and seems to..."

"In some departments every single email needs to be checked before you send it, in..."

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

"Lots of opportunities to undertake a variety of work."

"Although I occasionally work very late nights, I believe that these exist at every..."

"I had attended a graduate recruitment dinner at university, and the vacation scheme..."

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

"The firm was started when two strangers met in the back of a cab. Which is a bit..."

"International and global practice."

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

"From my personal experience, there should be more instructions for supervisors on..."

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