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2019

"The truly supportive nature and environment of the firm coupled with the high quality and global aspects of work."
Second year trainee, London
"It's hungry. The firm is in the middle of rolling out a huge strategy, which means all the departments are growing. Everyone is very optimistic about the future so it's a great environment to work in."
First year trainee, London
"The people and the international nature of the work."
Second year trainee, London
"The high level of responsibility and, above all, a culture that is deliberately inclusive and diverse."
First year trainee, London
"Working in a globally renowned firm and getting involved with interesting work and top-tier clients."
First year trainee, London
"The people. I feel that I have made friends for life while working at the firm. I am yet to find anyone who is not willing to spend time imparting their own wisdom and trying to help you succeed. The training is also second to none. As a trainee, you are encouraged to attend as much training as you are able to, which is something that will be invaluable in the future."
Second year trainee, London
"Everyone generally makes a concerted effort to be friendly. I am also really appreciative of how understanding and patient the more senior members of the department are. They are very happy to take time out of their day to explain things fully to me and never play the blame game. I have a fairly international background so its nice to be in a firm that's really diverse. There's a whole heap of really interesting pro bono stuff to get involved in, and everyone takes it for granted that you will get involved."
First year trainee, London
"A genuinely friendly and sociable culture, where being yourself is easy and encouraged. There are few firms with as open and diverse a culture. The support structure and sense of togetherness among trainees is great and the firm is generally extremely encouraging."
First year trainee, London

2018

"The culture at the firm is really great and inclusive."
First year trainee, London
"The people I work with are all genuinely lovely."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of work and immediate responsibility given to me as a first-seat trainee has been really high."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is commited to diversity, pro bono and corporate social responsibility activities."
Second year trainee, London

2017

"There's excellent training as well as excellent learning and development support. We're very LGBT friendly and diverse."
Second year trainee, London
"The level of professionalism and supervision."
Second year trainee, London
"The people are very friendly and resources are superb."
First year trainee, London
"The people, social events and my trainee intake."
First year trainee, London
"I am fully supported by my superiors in both my professional and personal life."
First year trainee, London
"The high calibre of work and the friendly and helpful colleagues."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The people are great to work with and the fact that you feel valued while at work are definitely advantages of working for Baker & McKenzie."
Second year trainee, London
"The high calibre and the international nature of the work, in a friendly and supportive environment, make Baker & McKenzie a great firm to work for."
First year trainee, London
"The collegiate atmosphere and level of responsibility you are given at the firm make them stand out."
Second year trainee, London
"The work here is of great quality, and the people at the company are wonderful."
Second year trainee, London
"The small intake of trainees means that you have a greater opportunity to be involved in matters. I have attended full court hearings, have travelled to Cyprus to interview clients, have regular client contact and responsibility."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a friendly atmosphere at Baker & McKenzie; where I do interesting work and I feel that the company had reasonable respect for a work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's has an international reach, but I worked in small teams which gave good exposure to high profile deals."
Second year trainee, London
"The best thing I have found about working here so far is that I have experienced a genuine open-door culture."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is multi-cultural and has a laid back atmosphere."
First year trainee, London
"Working with colleagues who are friendly, enthusiastic, supportive and passionate about what they do is the best thing about working at Baker & McKenzie."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Lots of opportunities to undertake a variety of work."
First year trainee, London
"The people - the other trainees are fantastic and the associates to partners are lovely. You are encouraged to work hard but also to really have fun with your colleagues and clients."
Second year trainee, London
"Friendly trainee population. Approachable senior staff. International transactions."
First year trainee, London
"The clients are amazing - I get to work for a range of social media companies, big digital content providers and fashion houses."
Second year trainee, London
"The people, scope of work, level of responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"Genuinely friendly work environment, cross-border challenging work on a daily basis, great clients and focus on excellence in a large number of departments."
Second year trainee, London
"The secondment opportunities and the quality of work are very good, while the support network for trainees is also excellent."
First year trainee, London
"Mid-sized but with huge international presence. Very collegiate atmosphere."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly people; global nature of work; interesting clients. Good trainee pay compared to other firms."
First year trainee, London
"Every project I have worked on so far has had a global nature, and the professional development opportunities arising out of the work are great."
First year trainee, London
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