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."
Culture
9.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.6 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

"Ensure you know about the firm, your strengths and weaknesses and how you would fit..."

"The firm is extremely sociable and friendly overall. I am able to communicate well..."

"The formal training is mixed, however there are chances to gain levels of responsibility..."

"In my experience senior lawyers very accessible, and praise and feedback are consistently..."

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

"Working hours are generally 9:30am-7:00/7:30pm, and I have worked late hours at times,..."

"Salaries are on par with everyone else and the additional benefits (subsidies, services,..."

"Perks of working at Baker & McKenzie include invites to client events at one of the..."

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

"The interview with two partners for the vacation scheme comprised a business scenario..."

"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 felt that I had a great level of responsibility throughout: I was regularly given..."

"Pro bono is treated as any other billable client once work is accepted and counts..."

"Mid-sized but with huge international presence. Very collegiate atmosphere."

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

"The ranking of the key departments, the global footprint and meeting the people who..."

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

"The F3 canteen isn't on the third floor."

"Friendly, upwardly mobile, interesting work, a lot of responsibility."

"There are a range of social programs with individuals from disadvantaged programmes...."

"I think that there should be more transparency in HR processes."

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