Baker McKenzie Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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3.8
64%
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Baker McKenzie Global Chair Milton W. M. Cheng
Milton W. M. Cheng
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Known as "the friendliest Law Firm" - good culture, great location, good benefits(in 30 reviews)

  • "Positive work environment, unlike most local firms(in 23 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training, colleagues, and work environment.

    Cons

    Big organization but they make it work in the different offices

  2. "Fantastic firm to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open culture, very people focused business, offering interesting work and opportunities for development

    Cons

    Firm is not as joined up as it could be, but this is changing

  3. "Good company but hard to progress"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, pleasant office atmosphere, interesting work

    Cons

    Can be difficult to progress.

  4. "Amazing Experience and wonderful career progression"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community PLanner 

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    Flexible challenging and most importantly, though provoking work.

    Cons

    Would of enjoyed more work

  5. "Great place to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IP Trade Mark Support Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Supportive management. Top spec. office space. Flexible & healthy work life balance.

    Cons

    I had no cons working here.

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  6. "Good training"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    International experience in many offices overseas

    Cons

    Long hours And limited bonus in early years

  7. "Ok place for a short time frame."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Professional 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Junior staff are fantastic and a nice bunch of people to work with.

    Cons

    Management completely out of their depth, cliquey.

  8. "A job nonetheless"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Professional 

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great social activities Salary is good for the job you are doing Good location

    Cons

    Micro management Often left with nothing to do

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "One to avoid"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly on the whole

    Cons

    Too many too mention Firm run by middle managers Efficiency drive not thought through and how impacts the business, no pilot groups! Support departments not fit for purpose

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  10. "Everything is nice"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff Nice building Good facilities No pressure Good induction No feel of hierarchy Always a club or event to go to

    Cons

    Job is boring no challenge Everything is just nice, never exciting

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