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Baker Botts Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice place to work with nice people (in 3 reviews)

  • Excellent firm with brilliant lawyers and competent staff (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Staff isn't appreciated as much as lawyers; lack of fairness across the board in some departments (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  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)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Would not suggest working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Botts full-time

    Pros

    No Pros to mention. People are not friendly and not very nice. Felt horrible to go in everyday.

    Cons

    Rude and bad partners, not a very nice place to work

    Advice to Management

    Too much to change, so cannot advise.


  5. "Legal Secretarial start in UAE"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    I am just thankful this company gave me the opportunity to start my legal secretarial post here in UAE.

    Cons

    I reserve my comment to myself.

    Advice to Management

    Equality.


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