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Updated January 27, 2018
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  1. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great lawyers, great clients, great projects.

    Cons

    Billing by the hour.

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Nov 27, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your review! We are very glad to hear you had a positive experience working at FaegreBD.


  2. "Some great people and great work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time

    Pros

    - Interesting and challenging work.
    - Good people overall. The firm seems very invested in attorneys' development.

    Cons

    - Wasn't wowed by the benefits package when I was there.

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Feb 6, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! Reviews like yours help us to continuously improve our employee experience. If you have any ideas on how we can improve our benefits package, we would love to... More

  3. "Associate Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation and solid leadership.

    Cons

    Same cons as with every big law firm.

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Firm, People & Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Administration in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Administration in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely cares about clients, employees and community service!! I can't imagine working anywhere else!

    Cons

    I've worked here 30+ years and do not have one con about this firm.

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for this wonderful review! The Firm works hard to make sure there are ample community service and pro bono opportunities for the employees. It's a great way to use our skills and give back.... More


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    "Bad working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Pay is ok, benefits are average. The main offices in MN are downtown.

    Cons

    The working environment is not good at all. Managing partners demand 100% perfection and operations management has no power to say no to them. The technology in use, particularly the applications, are so old the act of maintaining them is 1 part archeology on 15 year old forum posts, 1 part prayer, and 8 parts playing CYA so you won't be blamed when the inevitable happens. Work life balance, at least in IT, doesn't exist. You are on call effectively 24/7/365 and you will be written up if you aren't available, even on your time off when not on call.

    Advice to Management

    Fear is a powerful, but poor tool to lead with.

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your honest feedback; it is valuable to help us understand where there are opportunities for improvement. It is true the Firm values high levels of performance. Additionally, we... More


  6. "I am a full-time paralegal at FBD"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This firm cares about their employees and compensates everyone based on what they are worth. Great pay and benefits!

    Cons

    I cannot say anything negative about FBD.

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always happy to hear that our employees enjoy their work and are having a positive experience.


  7. "Poor Experience ... Low Character Co-Workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not much. Decent work/life and ok comp

    Cons

    I dreaded going into work everyday and working with people of low character. Very political environment. Avoid the product liability team in Indianapolis

    Advice to Management

    Improve firm culture

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We are very sorry to hear about your negative experience. We certainly don't want anyone dreading coming in to work. If you're willing, please contact us at HRTalentAcquisition@FaegreBD.com so that... More

  8. "FaegreBD review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time

    Pros

    A positive, friendly work place!

    Cons

    Often expected to work more than 40 hours a week

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We are very happy you're having a good experience being part of the FaegreBD team. We take pride in our positive and friendly workplace culture. Thank you for your review.


  9. "Like any other large law firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Faegre Baker Daniels (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good clients. Good rep in the community.

    Cons

    Low comp. Brand isn't that visible outside the midwest.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Attorney in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Faegre Baker Daniels full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable place to practice for big law

    Cons

    Compensation is below market; opportunity for advancement is limited

    Faegre Baker Daniels Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your review, and we are happy that you are enjoying working at the firm. We continue to proactively monitor market compensation trends for all of our positions throughout the firm and... More


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