Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker McKenzie LLP

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2017)
"A friendly, inclusive and global."
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 found that a lot the interview was about a culture fit. They assume that most people..."

"Relaxed but driven. We do good work here."

"Every department has training during the first few weeks of a new seat. Some departments..."

"This varies between departments and can be inconsistent. Overall, it's likely that..."

"The dress code is fairly relaxed for a law firm, especially for women. The office..."

"Hours have varied tremendously but by and large I am able to leave the office around..."

"Pay is very good at the trainee level."

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

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

"I was asked CV and case-study related questions."

"The firm could do more in terms of being green but recycling, energy efficiency and..."

"Excellent Women's Network, progressive view towards maternity leave and reduction..."

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

"I've worked on Amicus capital punishment cases."

"There's excellent training as well as excellent learning and development support...."

"Longer international secondments would be an improvement: we only three month international..."

"I chose Baker & McKenzie for their global strength, and the attitude of all of those..."

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

"We're very good at tag rugby."

"An international, friendly and ambitious firm."

"There are a wide variety of outreach programmes, and trainees are actively encouraged..."

"The firm could consider making seats shorter to allow for more rotations to different..."

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