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Baker McKenzie Overview

Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
1949
Private Practice / Firm
Legal
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors

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As the original global law firm, we bring the right talent to every client issue, regardless of where the client is. We partner with our clients to deliver solutions in the world's largest economies as well as newly opening markets.<br/><br/>We are ... Read more

Mission: As the original global law firm, we bring the right talent to every client issue, regardless of where the client is. We partner with our clients to deliver solutions in the world's largest economies as well as newly opening markets.<br/><br/>We are

Baker McKenzie Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - International reach and developing relationships with colleagues throughout the world
    - Good informal mentorship

    Cons

    - Bonus system is a blackbox

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Baker McKenzie Interviews

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    Diversity and Inclusion Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    First interview was basic, with the HR recruiter. 2nd interview was via Skype and consisted of a lot of questions to determine my abilities. For a “diversity and inclusion” position in a company that prides themselves on having programs for caregivers, I found it odd that I was questioned on whether or not I could handle the workload since I have a child. I’ve worked full-time the entire time my child has been alive, and my resume was clear about that. The interview had nothing to do with diversity and inclusion and was entirely about data analysis skills.
    The other reviews here that mention communication issues are correct. I reached out to the recruiter after my second interview and it took a while to get a response. I was told she received positive feedback about my interview. Then never heard back again. A few MONTHS later, I was contacted by a different recruiter about the same job and was told it had been put on hold but they were moving forward again and would schedule my third interview. Then more silence. I reached out and was told they were working on scheduling it. More silence. Reached out again, told the same thing. More silence. This went on for about 4-6 weeks. I finally reached out one more time and was told they’d selected someone else but would be posting more positions and would see if one was a better fit for me. No thanks. Their recruiters are HORRIBLE at getting back to prospective employees and I’m glad I had another job lined up and didn’t put that on hold while waiting around for Baker McKenzie. It’s just basic professional courtesy to close the loop with people who have had an interview for a position and the weeks upon weeks of “following up now” responses were beyond frustrating.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you handle the workload since you have a child?   Answer Question
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Baker McKenzie Awards & Accolades

  • Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index(#1), Acritas, 2015
  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
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