Baker Botts Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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  1. Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Botts as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation, quality work, reasonable hours, intelligent people, family friendly, fairly transparent, great work environment

    Cons

    Still a law firm job so hard hours, lacking in women, minorities (but trying to improve)


  2. Great Working Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal Clerk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Paralegal Clerk in Austin, TX

    I worked at Baker Botts full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits! Retention rate is HIGH! I was the newest employee. The next newest employee had been there for 5 years.

    Cons

    not much growth potential within the company. You are either an attorney or staff.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collegial working environment, good work-life balance, interesting clients, good salary and fair bonus structure.

    Cons

    Path to partnership increasingly difficult; visibility into the firm's strategic direction and associate management is limited for non-partners.


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  5. Wonderful place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are very helpful and considerate

    Cons

    Not seen much in the years to be a negative


  6. good, for a large law firm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Botts

    Pros

    better work life balance than most large law firms

    Cons

    the texas offices call some of the shots, even if they don't bring in most of the business.


  7. Great Experience While Preparing For Law School

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal Clerk in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal Clerk in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a wonderful firm to work for. It is sometimes difficult to tell who is a partner from who is an associate due to the respectful and equal interactions between the attorneys. Everyone has an open door and it is not intimidating to ask questions or even to stop in and talk about future law school prospects. The standard workday at the firm is 7.5 hours with an hour lunch break, and although the position is salaried, overtime past 37.5 hours per week is paid on an hourly basis at time and a half, which adds up very quickly.

    Cons

    Due to it being a larger firm, much of the work can be very clerical and not challenging/stimulating, but if you take the time to read some of the documents you are working with, you will gain some great exposure to legal documents. How much you put in is how much you will get out of the experience.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable firm and employee appreciation

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement


  9. I love Baker Botts.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Baker Botts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I especially appreciate the quality of work, the people, the flexibility of my working hours, the training, and the attention to professional development. Baker Botts is open with associates about their progress and whether they are on the right track. The firm encourages pro bono and does not limit the number of pro bono hours that count toward billables. There are endless opportunities for professional networking and community involvement. There are also amazing office perks.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any downsides. Personal initiative is key.

    Advice to Management

    I love my job. I appreciate the opportunities that I have here to become a great lawyer. I also appreciate the formal and informal mentoring available.


  10. Wonderful people, wonderful work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are top notch; work is challenging but rewarding. Good hands on experience.

    Cons

    Big law is tough. Work life balance is non existent.


  11. I loved my experience at Baker Botts

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Botts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is enriching to anyone seeking to gain a sense of what is expected within the legal profession. Everyone is more than willing to help you along the way.

    Cons

    For some the environment can be deemed as a little conservative, but this should be expected within one of the largest corporate firms in Texas.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to create a more engaged system of communication among the employees, creating a greater sense of interaction can only enhance an already amazing experience.



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