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Updated May 13, 2021

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4.0
62%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
Baker Botts Managing Partner Andrew M. Baker
Andrew M. Baker
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "People are genuinely friendly and I was able to experience decent work/life balance for a big law firm(in 5 reviews)

  • "Nice people, interested in development(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours - but it makes sense due to the type of cases dealt with(in 7 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance had its trade offs(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Firm

      Apr 23, 2021 - Summer Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly and nice to employees

      Cons

      High demand and working hours

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      People are awesome

      May 12, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Probably one of the best places for attorneys especially to learn & grow their careers People overall / throughout the firm are awesome Benefits were good & pricing was consistent year over year

      Cons

      Some of the office politics can be frustrating Workload can vary greatly, so sometimes seemingly unfair Bonuses are static. No chance of getting a bigger one based on performance.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      competitive work environment

      May 13, 2021 - Patent Agent in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Partners are good, humble and fair

      Cons

      Cut throat culture just like any other law firm

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      law firm

      Feb 25, 2021 - Billing Coordinator in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Professional atmosphere, work life balance is great.

      Cons

      Promotion is difficult. Pay is not very comparable to other large firms.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Genuinely nice people but path to partnership unclear and lack of leadership within some practice groups

      Aug 29, 2020 - Associate in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      People are genuinely friendly and I was able to experience decent work/life balance for a big law firm. The work that I did get was substantive though and I always worked directly with partners.

      Cons

      The practice group I was in lacked strong leadership, which lead to not enough work being brought in. This impacted my professional development and ended up causing many in my group to leave within a short period of time. The work/life balance had its trade offs.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      IP SPECIALIST

      Nov 20, 2020 - IP Specialist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great management team and NY Manager is great to work with

      Cons

      I enjoyed working there greatly

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good firm with great lawyers and client base

      Nov 5, 2020 - Associate Attorney 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well established client base, good lawyers

      Cons

      Firm is a bottom line focused firm

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      large firm

      Nov 2, 2020 - Legal Secretary/Paralegal in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      pay benefits culture training support

      Cons

      covid 19 intermingling of sexual preferences

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great firm

      Nov 5, 2020 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great clients; good training; solid reputation

      Cons

      Long hours; competitive path to partner

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work in a friendly environment.

      Oct 13, 2020 - Corporate Associate in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      The firm is heavily focused on collegiality.

      Cons

      Like most firms, the hour requirement is extremely important.

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