Baker Botts

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Baker Botts Reviews

Updated May 4, 2014
Updated May 4, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    Great Experience While Preparing For Law School

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal Clerk  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal Clerk in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time for 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.

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    Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable firm and employee appreciation

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

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  5.  

    I love Baker Botts.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Baker Botts

    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.

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    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.

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    Wonderful people, wonderful work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time

    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.

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  7.  

    I loved my experience at Baker Botts

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

    I have been working at Baker Botts

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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