Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baker McKenzie LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2018)
"The firm is collegiate, engaged and global."
8.6 / 10
Formal Training
6.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.4 / 10
6.4 / 10
8.2 / 10
9.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.8 / 10


  • Trainee pay is seen as being very competitive in the market.
  • Graduates can be 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.


  • Internal communication could be improved to help things run more smoothly.
  • Some feel that there could be more engagement with trainees.
  • There could be more transparency around seat rotations.
  • While the location is popular, the offices are seen as being somewhat dated.

What insiders say about...

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

"It may depend on the department, but generally there is no 'face-time' culture. There..."

"The firm put a lot of time and effort into continuous training."

"People seem generally interested in my progress and training and, whenever possible,..."

"The firm has big offices with good facilities. The dress code is fairly relaxed,..."

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

"Pay is very good at the trainee level."

"At Baker & McKenzie we are given special foreign currency rates and same day delivery..."

"The process consists of an online application form, a telephone interview and an..."

"I was asked a mix of questions - some commercial and legal, but I also remember talking..."

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

"With regard to diversity issues I think that the firm is very good at catering for..."

"I have been given high levels of responsibility at times (more than I would expect..."

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

"The collegiate atmosphere and level of responsibility you are given at the firm make..."

"The hours, in Corporate at least, are unsurprisingly unpredictable, but this is something..."

"I chose Baker & McKenzie for a variety of reasons, including its pro bono and diversity..."

"Retention rates are quite good, but a lot of trainees in a recent cohort had to settle..."

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

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

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

"Ensure all supervisors are sufficiently personable and helpful if they are to spend..."

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