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Best law firm to work for

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Current Employee - Associate  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Baker & McKenzie

Pros

Baker & McKenzie is a global business law firm, but it is also an incredibly pleasant place to work at.

Of course the work is high profile and compensation is high, but there is definitely a connection shared by B&M employees. People are happy to work here and work/life balance is great.

B&M is international. That means that it is easy to go on a secondment to another office for anywhere between 3 months (usually at trainee level) to several years.

Work/life balance is incredible for a law firms. Partners actually have wives and families and think you should be able to have a personal life. Of course expectations are high, but you are given the possibility to organise your work to avoid last minute whole-nighters, and they will hire more people if needed.

Cons

Although B&M has 70 offices around the world, most of the offices are populated by local lawyers. This makes the place feel less international then it could be, although lawyers are encouraged to spend at least a year working in another office or on secondment for a client.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

B&M could leverage its internationality and become truly global if it increased the mix of nationalities in its offices.

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    Great Firm

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    Current Employee - Attorney  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Baker & McKenzie full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent place for legal professionals. There are tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth. The type of work is highly complex and sophisticated. The lawyers in the firm are incredibly talented and professional.

    Cons

    There is very little that is negative about the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering sabbaticals to employees after certain periods of employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Other than a paycheck... and med insurance.... none!

    Cons

    As big of a law firm their management and staff decisions make no sense! then again with the billions $$ they make each year nobody really cares about anything but to find the right person to fire when they fill like it! A politics game oasis, not what you know but WHO do you know... RUN FROM THIS HELL HOLE...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none..... not like they care to listen to any...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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