Baker McKenzie Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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Baker McKenzie Global Chair Milton W. M. Cheng
Milton W. M. Cheng
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Leading international law firm, interesting projects, good team(in 31 reviews)

  • "Collaborative and welcoming work environment(in 30 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours salary non commemsurate(in 57 reviews)

  • "Time pressure, lack of work-life balance(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 22, 2021 - Associate in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great, friendly team. Best kaw firm I could imagine.

      Cons

      I liked everything there, best approach a global law firm can offer.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Overall

      Apr 12, 2021 - Administrative 
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      Pros

      For the most part ppl are nice and welcoming.work life balance is pretty good

      Cons

      Depending on position pay may not be that great.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Best law firm

      May 8, 2021 - Paralegal 
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      Pros

      Great learning experience with attractive skills perks.

      Cons

      Workload can be very high

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Demanding and Rewarding

      Apr 1, 2021 - Junior Paralegal in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Benefits, remote work, multicultural, respectful

      Cons

      Unclear leadership at times, overworking,

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Be careful what you wish for...

      Mar 23, 2021 - Attorney in Miami, FL
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      Pros

      Good salary, various location, and global reach.

      Cons

      Say goodbye to your free time... And hope you like being a service attorney.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      great people with a true DEI commitment

      Mar 7, 2021 - Director in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      global platform, smart and kind people, DEI focus and training are strong

      Cons

      leadership and financial alignment between regions is a work in progress; end-to-end (back office) teams continue to develop

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Poor management

      Apr 8, 2021 - Legal in Tampa, FL
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      Pros

      The pay and benefits were ok.

      Cons

      Management was shady. Played favorites. Unqualified and uneducated managers. Tries too hard to follow trendy and overly PC environment. Not saying PC is bad, but when it takes over where everyone gets a trophy, it's ineffective and creates lots of hate behind the scenes.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent company

      Mar 4, 2021 - Global Mobility Consultant in Belfast, NY
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      Pros

      Friendly agile work environment and good work life balance

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Mar 30, 2021 - Analyst in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Global presence, prestigious, good compensation

      Cons

      Career progression difficult, legacy issues frustrating

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great work culture and great co-workers

      Feb 5, 2021 - New Business Intake Analyst in Tampa, FL
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      Pros

      Work Culture is fantastic, they really embrace the "#LoverWhereYouWork" mindset. Healthcare benefits are generous!

      Cons

      No raises in 2020 due to COVID-19, however bonuses were still paid out in January to the Attorneys/Partners.

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