Faegre Baker Daniels Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
8 Reviews

3.4
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great firm for attys in midwest wanting larger practice

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time

    Pros

    Maternity leave policy, company values, friendly attorneys

    Cons

    Benefits, Chicago salaries are not commensurate with market

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed Bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of billable worker, so meeting goals are not a problem
    Some flexibility in work schedule.
    Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate environment with too much emphasis on bottom line, not employees.
    No personal growth.
    Repetitive work with little ability to move within the firm to other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat paralegals like professionals, not staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Run like a corporation, not a law firm. Good mix of work responsibilities and experiences within the financial area.

    Cons

    Too much redundant work, and rarely any review of what was necessary, or being used, which ended up being "busy work" no one actually looked at or used, causing long hours to get all the work done that was necessary as well as that which wasn't .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Annual review of reports being distributed outside of standard monthly reporting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good firm to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Good Training
    -Great benefits
    -Mentorship
    -Wide variety of work assignments

    Cons

    -Rigid working environment
    -Often bringing work home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great firm, great clients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging work, great clients, fantastic lawyers and senior management. Paralegals are given relative freedom over their schedules and autonomy over their work. Better than most large law firms in the area.

    Cons

    No job ladder. Typical law firm where the bottom line is billable hours. In recent years, the firm has joined the "process improvement" bandwagon, which has been painful in those cases where the project manager has been inept at managing people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a career path for paralegal staff. Recognize proven performers. Institute a 360 performance review system, so that bad managers are reined in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Senior Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at Faegre Baker Daniels

    Pros

    Good working conditions, and great support from management

    Cons

    Little upward mobility, tough to move to another department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    full time lawyer in china office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Legal Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    career opportunity is less satisfied

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Stagnant

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

    I have been working at Faegre Baker Daniels

    Pros

    Generally, you have a work-life balance.

    Cons

    Middle management level employees need to be better trained.

    Doesn't Recommend

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