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  1. Great Experience While Preparing For Law School

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. Competent attorneys, helpful staff

    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay, interesting legal work

    Cons

    Certain personalities within the organization are difficult to work with


  3. Great law firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Baker Botts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    respectful partners, good work, decent work/life balance

    Cons

    billing hours sucks but you can't get around it!


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  5. I love Baker Botts.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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.



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