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Baker Botts Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Pros
  • Nice place to work with nice people (in 4 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. "Excelent place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic environment and friendly people. Love working here and getting to interact with clients on a daily basis. Involvement outside work as well.

    Cons

    Was difficult to obtain the job in the beginning but once the interview process was completed, it seemed like a breeze.


  2. "Patent Prosecution Secretary"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Botts as a contractor

    Pros

    Pleasant place to work and work/life enviornment also good balance

    Cons

    There were no down sides to this firm

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Secretary"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Private Information"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent firm with brilliant lawyers and competent staff. The firm has placed a new focus on improving development of lawyers and staff over the past year. I was fortunate to have worked with this well-respected firm.

    Cons

    I would have liked to see improvement in the volume of information about upper managements vision and business strategy that was provided to lower level lawyers and staff. With the constant movement in firms, perhaps this detail would help to create more cohesiveness throughout the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    My response to the Cons section sums up my comments to Management. I would like to thank them however for the opportunity to work with this firm. I appreciate the work it takes to manage a firm with over 750 lawyers and its staff.


  7. "Excellent Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very competitive salary with a great people to work with. The culture and management style is great. I worked in multiple corporate law firms before and this TOP's the list.

    Cons

    No cons for Baker Botts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can only speak for the Houston office and the department that I work in, but Baker Botts is one of the top three firms in Texas. This rings true for the work, the people, and the clients.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this firm.


  9. "Excellent"

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    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Botts as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great reputation, quality work, reasonable hours, intelligent people, family friendly, fairly transparent, great work environment

    Cons

    Still a law firm job so hard hours, lacking in women, minorities (but trying to improve)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Working Experience"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal Clerk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Paralegal Clerk in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Retention rate is HIGH! I was the newest employee. The next newest employee had been there for 5 years.

    Cons

    not much growth potential within the company. You are either an attorney or staff.


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