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BakerHostetler Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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  • You will work hard but there is a good work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, high billing requirement but that's to be expected (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Firm"

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

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

    Pros

    I thought the work/life balance was better than can be the norm at large law firms.

    Cons

    As with any law firm, much depends on the partner you work for.


  2. "Legal support"

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

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

    Pros

    Deadlines and the amount of work assigned were not too demanding, and the work environment itself was not stressful. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    No opportunities for professional growth or increased responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility would allow you to better address ad hoc requests from attorneys. Communicate with employees: Share what you know about the days' work and upcoming assignments.

  3. "Great Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, benefits, great people!

    Cons

    Honestly do not have any...Baker was a great place to work and I would recommend it to anyone on both the legal and staff side.


  4. "Associates Should Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    Most attorneys leave the office at a reasonable hour. Admin and staff are good people and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Subpar management--not responsive to associate needs or associate departures. Poor communication between partners. Pay behind market.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away from this firm"

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

    I worked at BakerHostetler full-time

    Pros

    Excellent legal work. The attorneys are great.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about staff. They are more concerned with their titles and their perceived power. No one really watches what's going on at the top levels of the non attorney management. Very unfriendly place.

    Advice to Management

    Check out your top non-attorney management. There are some bad ones; just because they have been there a long time doesn't mean they are good. Need a shakeup.


  6. "Nice people, poor communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BakerHostetler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally friendly, low hassle atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor communication, lack of transparency


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No bad"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at BakerHostetler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice offices, fairly low stress environment, they do invest in infrastructure and value technology

    Cons

    Everyone has the piece of technology they own, and little knowledge is shared about it

  8. "Great Cleveland Firm!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Attorney in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Attorney in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BakerHostetler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing resources and support. A great firm with a lot of opportunities. They stay relevant and constantly adapt to the changing legal landscape.

    Cons

    It's a big old law firm. A lot of office politics and some bureaucracy to deal with.


  9. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BakerHostetler full-time

    Pros

    New offices in a building right off Public Square.

    Cons

    Being a member of the support staff, of course, there is no room for advancement.


  10. "Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BakerHostetler full-time

    Pros

    Excellent law firm. A great place to to start and grow your legal career.

    Cons

    You will work hard but there is a good work/life balance.


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