Baker McKenzie Reviews

Updated 25 May 2020

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3.8
65%
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Baker McKenzie Global Chair Milton W. M. Cheng
Milton W. M. Cheng
6 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

    Baker McKenzie2020-02-24
  2. "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

    Baker McKenzie2020-02-09
  3. "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

    Baker McKenzie2019-11-22
  4. "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

    Baker McKenzie2019-10-04
  5. "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

    Baker McKenzie2019-10-02
  6. "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.

    Baker McKenzie2019-05-13
  7. "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

    Baker McKenzie2019-05-02
  8. "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.

    Baker McKenzie2019-04-18
  9. "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

    Baker McKenzie2018-09-18
  10. "Great people, great work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent clients - Good variety - Supportive partners - top of pay scale

    Cons

    - some difficult partners / senior lawyers - varied workloads

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    Baker McKenzie2018-08-13
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