Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker McKenzie LLP

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, open, international, commercial."
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...

"The application consists of an online application, telephone interview and an assessment..."

"The firm is a genuinely friendly and collegiate place to work. Partners are approachable..."

"There's a good range of skills workshops from drafting to presentation skills. These..."

"I find that partners and associates know what my strengths and weaknesses are, how..."

"It's in a great part of London on Fleet Street. Sometimes, there's a lack of light..."

"Agile working is not available to trainees unfortunately."

"The trainee salary is among the top tier so I can't complain."

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

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

"The partner case study was a bit of a grilling on the facts in front of you. The..."

"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..."

"Day-to-day work is very organisational and can be admin heavy, with bits of drafting..."

"The firm is definitely committed to pro bono work. Many programmes run concurrently..."

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

"The hours are tough in some departments."

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

"I think the retention rates here are good but it can be hard to be sure as they're..."

"The first and second seat trainees have to perform a pantomime skit in front of the..."

"The firm is often friendly, welcoming, good for training and fair."

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

"In my opinion there should be more trainee-focused social events funded by the firm....."

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