Baker McKenzie Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.8
66%
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Baker McKenzie Global Chair Milton W. M. Cheng
Milton W. M. Cheng
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Known as "the friendliest Law Firm" - good culture, great location, good benefits(in 30 reviews)

  • "Positive work environment, unlike most local firms(in 23 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great Place to work in Sydney"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Lawyer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best culture of a global firm in Sydney. Great offices

    Cons

    Not the biggest transactions, doesn't like to discuss salaries

  2. "Baker McKenzie"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Sydney

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    Global network, cross border work

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, lack of transparency from management


  3. "Really great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, collaborative environment. Everyone is on top of their game.

    Cons

    Quite hierarchical, slow decision-making from the top

  4. "Good culture- would recommend"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie

    Pros

    Good Culture, friendly staff, nice work environment, manageable hours, supportive

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind- would recommend, a good top tier law firm

  5. "Baker McKenzie"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great team - Encouraged flexibility - in which managers are very supportive of - Fantastic office - In-house cafe with full time barister

    Cons

    Resistance to collaboration amongst the partnership

  6. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Sydney

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team cultures, good support systems

    Cons

    It’s not the best salaries

  7. "KJ"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work culture. Strong disputes and class actions team. International work.

    Cons

    Not transparent with bonuses and whatnot.

  8. "associate"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    friendly people, flexible working culture

    Cons

    lean teams, long hours but not the salary to match

  9. "IT"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    Supportive manager and colleagues who really care about the people they work with.

    Cons

    Limitations to advance in sections of IT.

  10. "Business Services"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time

    Pros

    Great offices, friendly staff, free coffee

    Cons

    global centralization - less efficiency and more bureaucracy

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