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Baker Donelson Reviews

Updated May 2, 2019

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Baker Donelson CEO Ben C. Adams (no image)
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37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good management, reasonable work/life balance (for a law firm), professional/respectful environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "The firm is known for having a great culture and positive work/life balance(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's a big law firm and all that entails (red tape, politics, etc(in 3 reviews)

  • "No one is really in charge and its all about who likes who(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A friendly, family-oriented place to work"

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    Former Employee - Runner in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Donelson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I loved working at Baker. Everyone there was wonderfully kind and management always made it clear that they cared for the entire team. The benefits were top-notch and that includes more than just the health and retirement benefits. They celebrated every achievement the company made, went all out for holiday events, and offered so many other perks to make working there fun.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any. It's a great place to work!

    Baker Donelson2019-05-02
  2. "Really is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Donelson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very collegiate atmosphere, firm is progressive and accommodating to new mothers.

    Cons

    Salaries should be higher for market

    Baker Donelson2019-02-07
  3. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Baker Donelson full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and nice environment

    Cons

    There were not really any problems

    Baker Donelson2018-11-16
  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Donelson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture and work-life balance for a big firm

    Cons

    Some practice areas a little provincial

    Baker Donelson2018-11-11
  5. "Lead PC Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Lead PC Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Donelson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Lots of Firm Activities, Good People

    Cons

    Poor Management in the IT Department. No structure

    Baker Donelson2018-11-13
  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Donelson full-time

    Pros

    Working with highly intelligent attorney and supportive staff.

    Cons

    Bonus structure is weak and not market.

    Baker Donelson2018-10-19
  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Donelson full-time

    Pros

    The people, great environment, family feel

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons to working here

    Baker Donelson2018-08-10
  8. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Donelson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, HR is accommodating when you need them to be, good location, nice building.

    Cons

    A little too much "forced" socializing. Well-meaning, but not my thing.

    Advice to Management

    Employee training program is very organized but needs improvement. Staff would benefit from more classes on best practices for Word, Outlook and Excel - tips and tricks. Develop templates that are easy to find and use.

    Baker Donelson2018-06-29
  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Training in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Donelson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Incredible benefits including Christmas and year end bonuses.

    Cons

    Not as family oriented as it use to be.

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate family days

    Baker Donelson2018-05-15
  10. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Donelson full-time

    Pros

    Very good management, reasonable work/life balance (for a law firm), professional/respectful environment.

    Cons

    Some practice areas struggle to gain access to large market clients.

    Baker Donelson2018-05-08
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