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Updated 18 Feb 2020

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3.7
65%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
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Baker McKenzie Global Chair Paul Rawlinson
Paul Rawlinson
89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Known as "the friendliest Law Firm" - good culture, great location, good benefits(in 29 reviews)

  • "Friendly and supportive work environment(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Clerk Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Baker McKenzie

    Pros

    Good working environment, and enough resources and support

    Cons

    not enough communications in the workplace

    Baker McKenzie2016-12-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Extensive Restructuring in Business Services"

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    Current Employee - Business Support 

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people and convenient transport

    Cons

    Unstable work environment due to restructuring

    Baker McKenzie2019-10-14
  3. "Overall a positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Lawyer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, benefits and salary. There are great opportunities for progression and to work abroad. Also good opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    The hours can be quite long, although this is relative to the Belfast market. Overall, few cons to be honest.

    Baker McKenzie2017-01-28
  4. "Great work place"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    Professional and positive work environment

    Cons

    Nothing to add here,no cons

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    Baker McKenzie2020-02-19
  5. "Good culture- would recommend"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie

    Pros

    Good Culture, friendly staff, nice work environment, manageable hours, supportive

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind- would recommend, a good top tier law firm

    Baker McKenzie2019-11-22
  6. "Executive"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Executive 

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    Huge network of firms, multi-cultural working environment

    Cons

    The firm is huge so progression may be slow

    Baker McKenzie2019-11-15
  7. "Wong & Partners Associate Salary"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    Great quality of deals and advisory work, a lot of interesting cross-border projects as well. Secondments to other offices or client offices are also possible.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful culture / work environment

    Baker McKenzie2019-11-10
  8. "Good law firm to work at"

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    Current Employee - On-Site Service Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of different technologies Friendly and supportive work environment

    Cons

    Currently going through large consolidation process so susceptible to staffing changes

    Baker McKenzie2019-10-22
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hong Kong Team - Billing Analyst - The worst team ever!"

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    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Taguig
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Benefits -Clean environment -High end facilities -Near market market

    Cons

    -Low basic salary -Unhappy work environment -Poor training from the team -Incompetent supervisors -Workload, pressured (dont have enought time to break) -No work-life balance -Client is very demanding

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    Baker McKenzie2019-04-19
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Creative thinkers need not apply"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, International Travel and Pedigree

    Cons

    If you are a collaborative, entrepreneurial thinker who enjoys working in an open, supportive work environment, this company is not for you. The top-down leadership style is closed, secretive and not open to new ideas. Many leadership roles are held by long-timers who have little interest in understanding the market and feel insulated by the firm's past reputation. They are comfortable with the status quo. Finally, the firm culture if one of fear as lay-offs are common and independent thinking is discouraged.

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    Baker McKenzie2019-04-04

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