Baker Botts

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Baker Botts Reviews

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Baker Botts Managing Partner Andrew M. Baker
Andrew M. Baker
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    US Centric Texan Law Firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Baker Botts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salaries, salary levels for both support staff and fee-earners is competitive in the market.
    Client base, the client base and cases that the fee-earners deal with is very compelling and attractive to any fee-earner in the particular fields of expertise.

    Cons

    The management in London. One particular member of staff was particularly difficult to deal with and unfortunately was a member of the senior leadership team. Most individuals within the London office had an issue with this individual's management style, resulting in many employees leaving the firm directly because of this person. Losing a talented workforce because of one individual does not make good business sense,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take feedback from staff. Support staff are in the main, just that, support staff. No time is taken to hear feedback from them, get opinions on how things can be changed/improved and as such the turnover is quite high. As a member of the support staff there was never any feeling of being valued

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Baker Botts Interviews

Updated 17 Sep 2014
Updated 17 Sep 2014

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    Paralegal Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Baker Botts.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview with hiring manager for the clerks. Within the week received notification that I had been accepted for an onsite interview. The onsite interview consisted of meeting with the hiring manager again and then interviewing separately with 5 paralegals from different departments. Offered position a few weeks later. Worked with one of the paralegals I interviewed with so there was probably matching of personalities going on during the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were especially difficult or unexpected. Asked general questions like interests, why I wanted to work in the legal field, where I saw myself in 5 years, plans for graduate school.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. In the clerk position you could take the offer or leave it.
    Accepted Offer

Baker Botts Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010

Additional Info

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Website www.bakerbotts.com
Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1840
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year

Baker Botts is a Lone Star legal legend. The law firm's history stretches back to 1840, when founding partner Peter Gray was admitted to the bar of the Republic of Texas. The firm became Baker & Botts after Walter Browne Botts and James Addison Baker (great-grandfather of former US Secretary of State and current partner James A. Baker III) joined the partnership. The firm has some 725 lawyers in about a dozen offices worldwide. Over the years Baker Botts has represented numerous clients from the energy industry, including Exxon Mobil and Halliburton. The firm practices in... More

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