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BakerHostetler Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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Pros
  • A great place to to start and grow your legal career (in 4 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance for larger law firm (in 4 reviews)

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

  • You will work hard but there is a good work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Trademark Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BakerHostetler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, beautiful offices, wonderful Office Manager

    Cons

    Clocking in and out is just insulting. Not a fan.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the clocking in and out and lets treat everyone like an adult using the honor system. It is way too stressful for us to be under the gun all the time because we will be docked if we cant make it back to our desk exactly on the minute. Ridiculous! Cheapos! They have tons of money but refuse to let go of it to workers who work very hard and deserve a great salary!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  3. "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.


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  5. "Smart crowd, some awkward social situations"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Substantive work, reasonable hours and attitude about workloads

    Cons

    Friction/tension between attorneys vs. "staff" was palpable

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge staff more to avoid turnover


  6. "Balanced Work Life"

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    Former Employee - Paraelegl in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Paraelegl in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful office space, management that listens to concerns, mutual respect between the attorney paralegals and staff.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow within


  7. "An Amazing Firm to Work for!"

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    Current Employee - Finance and Accounting Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance and Accounting Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BakerHostetler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    BakerHostetler has a very collegial environment. Everyone is so friendly and seem to get along. Baker really takes care of its employees. One of the many ways Baker does is by giving us free breakfast every Thursday. Celebrates everyone's birthday by bringing cupcakes once a month. BakerHostetler also hosts a beautiful breakfast and lunch for National Administrative Professional's Day. BakerHostetler is very generous when it comes to vacation time and personal/sick time off. Working at BakerHostetler has wonderful perks and an-all around great place to work and grow.

    Cons

    This may seem silly but at BakerHostetler we do not have casual Fridays. I believe this is due to the very conservative mentality of the leadership in Cleveland and just being a midwest firm. The partnership need to start being more innovative if they do not want to be left behind.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more forward-thinking and innovative.


  8. "Associate Review - Cleveland"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at BakerHostetler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and collegial environment.

    Cons

    Long hours and unpredictable workload.


  9. "Great Big Law Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BakerHostetler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The firm culture is great and fosters one of the friendliest and enjoyable work environments at a big law firm.

    Cons

    Greater emphasis is being placed on raw metrics and quantified numbers by the firm as a whole, which is problematic for work done that is otherwise difficult to quantify being either disregarded in its entirety or not adequately considered.


  10. "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal/IDS Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Paralegal/IDS Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at BakerHostetler (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to Work Independently

    Cons

    Flexibility and working from home


  11. Helpful (1)

    "B&H"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BakerHostetler (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Wonderful benefit package.

    Cons

    Not flexible on work schedule.


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