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Baker Botts Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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Pros
  • better work life balance than most large law firms (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. "Amazing how things work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful upper management, caring co-workers (some), great social opportunities for staff not just limited to attorneys. Adding diversity.

    Cons

    Decent firm. Complaints are personal not professional.


  2. "High Pressure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent people who are very good at what they do.

    Cons

    Meat grinder, get used to 80 work weeks. If you're hired.

  3. "Paralegal Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work with nice people. Learned a lot!

    Cons

    Compensation could be better! Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "Not a bad company, but poor department management"

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    Current Employee - Client Relations in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Relations in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time

    Pros

    Salary, holidays and benefits

    Cons

    Poor department management. HR does not know how to handle issues. Micromanagement, and not letting team succeed.


  5. "Good place if you like Houston"

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    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well run, likable attorneys and excellent professional staff for the most part. Bonuses and profit sharing are generous, especially when the firm is doing well.

    Cons

    It's all about Houston. If you are senior staff, you must live there. The other offices can feel like outposts. Healthcare is not very well subsidized; high compared with other firms.

    Advice to Management

    As a firm that aspires to be national/international, there needs to be less emphasis on Houston and the recognition that the best people may not want to reside there but can still contribute significantly toward the success of the firm.


  6. "Patent Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    9-5, collaborative, great learning experience

    Cons

    Intense, competitive billable hours and target


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Botts full-time

    Pros

    Excellent quality of work. Good relationships with fellow associates. Salary.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Lack of mentorship.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. "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


  9. "Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baker Botts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company; good benefits; great support from management.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible smart people collegial hours

    Cons

    hours development and training resources


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