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The money's nice, but could be better for the workload.

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Current Employee - Associate  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

I have been working at Baker Botts

Pros

The money, the money the money. The prestige is nice too.

Cons

No bonuses unless 2000 hours billed, why not allow alternate structures? Other big firms in other cities pay more for less hours, i.e., 1900 or 1850.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Either lower the billable hour requirement for bonuses, or allow credit of some portion of recruiting, client development, CLE, firm administration time etc...

Disapproves of CEO

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    Wonderful people, wonderful work

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    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    US Centric Texan Law Firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Baker Botts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salaries, salary levels for both support staff and fee-earners is competitive in the market.
    Client base, the client base and cases that the fee-earners deal with is very compelling and attractive to any fee-earner in the particular fields of expertise.

    Cons

    The management in London. One particular member of staff was particularly difficult to deal with and unfortunately was a member of the senior leadership team. Most individuals within the London office had an issue with this individual's management style, resulting in many employees leaving the firm directly because of this person. Losing a talented workforce because of one individual does not make good business sense,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take feedback from staff. Support staff are in the main, just that, support staff. No time is taken to hear feedback from them, get opinions on how things can be changed/improved and as such the turnover is quite high. As a member of the support staff there was never any feeling of being valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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