Compare Baker McKenzie vs Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer BETA

See how Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer vs. Baker McKenzie compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Baker McKenzie

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 393 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 215 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Baker McKenzie Ceo Paul Rawlinson
90%
90%Paul Rawlinson
CEO Approval
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Ceo  Edward Braham and Stephan Eilers
86%
86% Edward Braham and Stephan Eilers
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
53%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate16 Salaries
$190,230/yr
Foreign Legal Specialist21 Salaries
$178,962/yr
Administrative Assistant2 Salaries
$19/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate26 Salaries
$209,804/yr
Associate Attorney19 Salaries
$229,486/yr
Executive Assistant1 Salaries
$30/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Law firm"(in 29 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 19 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 15 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 11 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 48 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 33 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 16 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Manager

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

Pros

Lawyers are very entrepreneurial and always looking for new ideas and ways of working so work can be very interesting. Everyone is professional, friendly and approachable. They really believe in... their "culture of friendship."

Cons

Work can sometimes become overly administrative and too many reports but I think that is mostly due to the fact that the firm is so large and there are so many initiatives from all over the world... from different practices and groups within the firm. Can be challenging to get promoted.

Former Employee - Shadowing Scheme

I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer part-time for less than a year

Pros

Interning at Freshfields at a very early stage of my legal career was truly an all-inclusive experience. Work-wise, I got the opportunity to get involved in several technical tasks within a wide... range of case situations. I was sat with the Corporate Teeam. I was excited to get involved in the team's efforts, even if my contribution was, needless to say, of minor importance. I got acquainted with several high-profile and inspiring individuals, got to attend conference calls and get insights on cases which the firm handles. All employees were friendly, and got some useful guidance by having lunch with trainees who had just been in my place.

Cons

The only downside I could think of would be that, despite being allocated work tasks, these were of a minor nature and did not have the opportunity to do any drafting of documents. I only handled... research-based and proofreading assignments.

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