Baker McKenzie Reviews

Updated May 24, 2022

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  • "Great people to work with(in 70 reviews)
  • "Good benefits because company is global(in 44 reviews)
  • "Great firm with a good culture(in 39 reviews)
  • "Friendly colleagues and work sensors(in 35 reviews)
  • "Good salary and projection in the company(in 30 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Hard Work, Great People

    Apr 26, 2022 - Manager, Meetings and Events 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, work environment, support

    Cons

    Work is non-stop, all the time.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee

    COVID-19 is still in session! Why can’t senior leadership see that!

    Apr 9, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Down Town Tampa view! Benefit package -health insurance, 401k etc. Great employees as well.

    Cons

    Senior leadership in the Tampa office is trash along with whom ever came up with this 2-2-1 nonsense! I think senior leadership is very deceptive especially when it comes to those anonymous servys. They keep saying employees want to come back in the office but in January of 2022 when they said it was optional no one was there but the secretaries! The decided to open back up the office for the 2-2-1 and covid stopped by the office first week in April. Why? Because they life the office restriction and force both healthy and unhealthy employees back in the office under fatal circumstances. These company and their senior leadership are the worst for they pretend as if they care about their employees when they really do not. They are having visitors from all of the country and internationally visiting the office without a care in the work for their at risk employees because at this point it a force to come in the office. The risk assessment is not up to the employee. People react differently in this pandemic (that is very much in session) where the company is for force those who care about the effects of their their health in the pandemic to be around those who maybe not care about the effect…it a death sentence to some of us(so fo you really care?)

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    May 24, 2022 - Junior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great culture and better people

    Cons

    Nothing it’s a great place

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Honest Company Review

    Mar 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Global Company with awesome benefits. High level corporate commitment to diversity in all forms and general focus on encouraging employees to be great citizens within the work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Your experience at Baker is only as good as the management team that you work under. There is no accountability for bad actors. Condescending interactions with HR stifles atmosphere of approachability. Local branch seems to elicit employee opinion, but ignore the feedback that doesn't tie in to the direction that they have pre-set.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Two-faced Law Firm

    May 6, 2022 - Billing Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The only good thing I can say about Baker is they have really good benefits. This company looks good on your resume because of the reputation they hold.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, micromanagers from top to bottom, plays favoritism, entry level pay with expectation to work like a slave. They promote “love where you work” but about 60% of their employees pursed opportunities elsewhere. They have no college reimbursement program unless you work out of the United States. The Tampa Centers office manager, HR manager and Finance Director are a bunch of prudes and are fashion police if someone wears something they don’t like that doesn’t violate the dress code. I felt like I was in high school all over again. There have no flexibility. The refuse to let me opt in for a half hour lunch, instead of a full hour. They don’t care about your life. They feel your way to replace but they have a hard time keeping people.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Hard work, with a good work environment.

    May 12, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly bosses. Interesting cases. Big clients.

    Cons

    Long hours of work and a lot of stress.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    N/A

    May 12, 2022 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Collegial and collaborative environment for

    Cons

    Long hours and unpredictable schedule

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good overall

    May 3, 2022 - Baker in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Add-ons are very comfortable versus other firms

    Cons

    Pay check sometimes comes in late

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A good place to work

    Apr 23, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    an international firm and quite diverse

    Cons

    long billable hours to achieve

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Frustrating workplace

    Mar 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    The law firm has a great reputation and is a highly regarded law firm.

    Cons

    This is a very artificial work place. The level of authenticity is below expectation. I was excited to work for a big law firm but my expectations were not met. Old and used equipment were provided on the first day of employment. This is frustrating work place. Law commute wasn't worth working here. I was expected to show up to work every day during COVID due to possible IT emergencies. Cheap equipment. Short staffed. $50 bonus gift cards for the holidays. While attorneys at the firm gets $10,000 bonuses. Under appreciated and over worked. Definitely a terrible experience working here. I stayed for the mediocre pay and ended up getting fired because of work schedule disagreement. Lied about liking the people I worked with here. Hated them. They made me feel stupid and treated me with disrespect because I was the new guy.

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Baker McKenzie Reviews FAQs

Baker McKenzie has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,015 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Baker McKenzie to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Baker McKenzie employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Baker McKenzie. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

74% of Baker McKenzie employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Baker McKenzie 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Baker McKenzie to be culture, benefits, career development and the cons to be management, work life balance.

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