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Baker Botts New York City Reviews

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Pros
  • I worked in multiple corporate law firms before and this TOP's the list (in 4 reviews)

  • Nice place to work with nice people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent (in 4 reviews)

  • And, of course, there's a tremendous emphasis on billable hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great firm, Great salaries, clients are superb

    Cons

    long hours, tedious, competitive, tough, high expectations


  2. Helpful (3)

    "IP Paralegal U.S. Domestic"

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    Former Employee - Patent Prosecution Paralegal in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Patent Prosecution Paralegal in Astoria, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Botts (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    high impact work, late hours, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "stresful"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time

    Pros

    relatively fair hours; somewhat of a texas laid-back atmosphere, though inconsistent

    Cons

    higher than average hours minimum, passive aggressive partners, lack of respect for other human beings, high partner to associate ratio, no diversity whatsoever and no understanding or desire to understand cultural competency


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great partners, staff very gossip oriented."

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Botts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My partner-level bosses were pretty great. Fun personalities, yet still very professional. We're very encouraging and committed to developing employee talent. I know not all partners were like that, but mine were.

    Cons

    Staff is very gossip oriented. Rumors started over nothing or simple jealousy. Very catty, dog-eat-dog. Very hard to know who your friends were. People actively trying to get one another fired.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that work productivity is affected when staff managers are allowed to fraternize with the people they are in charge of.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Baker Botts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office is in a good location.

    Cons

    Low compensation. Low morale. A lot of turnover.


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