Baker Botts Reviews

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    Underpaid, and department goals not aligned with lawyer/firm goals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    For the most part, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Gross underpayment for my position, misalignment of organizational goals with departmental goals, not enough feedback on performance, rewards (i.e. promotions, raises) not consistent or aligned with performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people fairly, treat them fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Stuffy Big Law atmoshphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Botts

    Pros

    The firm has a great reputation. They provide attorneys with excellent resources. Good facilities. Many very nice people. Some of the partners are extremely well-respected around the country and are tops in their fields.

    Cons

    It's still Big Law. Although not as bad as some firms, there's still a cut-throat attitude sometimes. And, of course, there's a tremendous emphasis on billable hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with associates. Emphasize quality more over the quantity of billable hours. Pay more attention to good writing. And get into at least the mod-2000s technologically.

    Doesn't Recommend
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