Baker McKenzie Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Baker McKenzie is a multinational law firm. Founded as Baker & McKenzie, in 1949, the firm is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with 77 offices in 46 countries, and over 6,000 lawyers worldwide. Baker McKenzie is one of the largest law firms in the world by headcount and revenue.Since 2010, Baker McKenzie has been recognised by the Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index as the strongest law f
Administrativa (Former Employee) says"Se puede aprender a costa de que te maltraten. El ambiente de trabajo es competitivo y estresante. No valoran a los empleados ni dan beneficios. Exigen demasiado para lo que pagan. No lo recomiendo. Cons: Sobrecarga de tareas, malos tratos, falta de compañerismo, no hay bono de fin de año ni posibilidad de ascenso."
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) says"If you were not liked, it made it hard for you to talk to upper level. Performance was made primarily by co-workers than upper management. Even there are really good people working there, it was run by people in the same job as you were."
Administrative Asst to the Executive Director/COO (Former Employee) says"This job started out good right out of college but then went downhill fast. They don't care about humanity at all. I was happy to see the decent managers get out and do better things. Higher ups were only out for blood. Cons: Sell your soul"
Admin staff (Former Employee) says"This was an office outside the UK and therefore the job culture was significantly different. High paced work environment, a great place to learn quickly and develop your skills. Overtime was expected. Management was not organised. Cons: long hours"
IP Administrator (Former Employee) says"Complete lack of forward direction and no desire to want to improve. They try to find the most difficult way to do things. Management are not big on instilling trust or raising morale. Hostile team. You'll want to leave after 6 months. Cons: Outdated methods. Bad management."
Intellectual Property Administrator (Former Employee) says"Very high staff turnover. Working with specific people is difficult and unpleasant. No proper professional development. Will put you down on errors rather than provide useful and constructive criticism. Toxic culture."
Admin. Support Services Manager (Current Employee) says"If you are Black, then this is definitely not the place for you. In an office of 100+ attorneys, there are only TWO Black female junior associates. Historical Irony with respect to the fallacy of Black Progress in Post-Racial America - The DC office is located one block away the White House, in which Black slaves built and it is occupied by the first and probably last Black Presidential Family in US History. Present Day/SMDH Irony - The HR Director, Directory of Diversity, and Admin. Support Support Manager are Black...Black employees are routinely disrespected and discriminated with impunity by the plantation class. The subservient Big House Management offers no protection and sadly condones the behavior with the same apathy that would make Steven, from the movie, Django, dance a jig with glee. (Historical Fact - The DC office is located across the street from the infamous former slave auction block in Lafayette Square, which sits in plain view of the front steps of the White House -- funny how time changes but things stay the same.) So, if you have a burning desire to experience what life as Solomon or life as Patsey would have been living on the Epps plantation, then B&M DC is the place for you... Cons: Everything else"
Temporary Employee (Former Employee) says"As a temp, I was given practically no direction as to what I was to do in the finance department. I'd work on things that were important and after I had saved the day more than once, was told I "wasn't told to work on that item" even though a partner was screaming for the information. BAM may be a great place to work if you are an attorney, but otherwise, avoid."
Quality Review Assistant (Former Employee) says"Great company to work for, management was horrible and half the time didn’t know what they were teaching or training. I wouldn’t ever recommend this job to anyone unless it’s in global. Cons: Horrible management"
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) says"There is so much turnover at this firm. In my time there, there have been 4 employees in the HR department alone that have left, a major partner/principal left and took many clients with her that made several attorneys leave too for lack of work. More than 12 staff have also left due to work/company culture and environment."
Associate (Former Employee) says"Significant management and cultural problems due to a structure that prioritises partner satisfaction at the expense of associate growth, training and welfare. Whether an associate advances or even stays employed depends extensively on whether a partner decides to "invest" in an associate. If you are not that associate the outlook is bleak."
Secrétaire juridique (Former Employee) says"Dépression au bout de 2 ans. Je ne recommanderai pas cette entreprise."
Typist (Former Employee) says"write legal memos and general assemblies for companies."
Administrative Assistant; Legal Secretary (Former Employee) says"When I started at Baker & McKenzie in the mid-1990's, it was a great place to work. The benefits and perks were outstanding. Cons: Everything"
Manager (Current Employee) says"Salary & Benefits At Market, Worklife Balance does not exist. Poor management style in which healthy boundaries are constantly disregarded. Great place to start your career with the large name, yet do not stay long as burnout is rampant."
Facturación local y exterior (Former Employee) says"A pesar de la buena relación con mis superiores y compañeros, no existían desafíos ni posibilidades de ascenso en el sector. Cons: No existía flexibilidad horaria ni posibilidad de ascenso."
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) says"People are generally very friendly and nice, but the hours (for a secretary) are very long and inflexible. Stressful, fast paced environment. Good salary but mediocre benefits."
Abogada (Former Employee) says"Mucho marketing de empresa estadounidense pero administrada por argentinos que sólo pretenden enriquecerse ellos. El amiguismo ayuda más a crecer que la dedicación al trabajo. Típico estudio de abogados de empresas. Sólo recomendable para jóvenes abogados que quieran adquirir mucha experiencia en poco tiempo y así después buscar un trabajo mucho mejor. Cons: Todo lo dicho anteriormente"
Accountant (Former Employee) says"Very political, upper management does not know basic excel skill and if you try to teach them. They will get upset and try to get rid of you because they are insecure of the new employees that have more experience than them. Cons: upper management"
Senior Litigation Paralegal (Former Employee) says"No work-life balance and compensation for support staff is awful."
Former Employee - Associate Attorney says"I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time Cons: Terrible toxic culture; no empathy; terrible hours"
Former Employee - Anonymous says"I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year Cons: Hands down, worst professional experience of my career."
Current Employee - Manager says"I have been working at Baker McKenzie full-time Cons: Many. Too many. Management/a number of business services leaders are completely out of their depth. Completely disorganized. Complete lack of transparency. The "culture of friendship" claim is completely and utterly bogus. The right hand literally does not know what the left hand is doing. The "lifers" have it made since they are embedded into the dysfunction and no one knows any better."
Former Employee - Manager says"I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for less than a year Cons: If you are a collaborative, entrepreneurial thinker who enjoys working in an open, supportive work environment, this company is not for you. The top-down leadership style is closed, secretive and not open to new ideas. Many leadership roles are held by long-timers who have little interest in understanding the market and feel insulated by the firm's past reputation. They are comfortable with the status quo. Finally, the firm culture if one of fear as lay-offs are common and independent thinking is discouraged."
Former Employee - Administrative says"I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than 8 years Cons: -Sexism, racism, homophobia run rampant. Hostile work environment. Company does nothing -HR is great for the company, not for the employees it "serves""
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time Cons: Scam and a waste of time/money !!! Don’t let these fake reviews fool you they have people make reviews just to get people so they can scam you"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year Cons: No clear processes for anything Disorganized knowledge management Management is out of touch with reality Mediocre pay for staff Unrealistic expectations No work life balance"
Former Employee - Billing Coordinator says"I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Abusive and incompetent management, no respect for billing coordinators. Too much time is wasted in pointless meetings. Horrible and complicated employee review process. Supervisors and immediate management are biased and petty."
says"I have been working at Baker McKenzie Cons: Inconsistent quality and treatment across offices"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Baker McKenzie full-time for more than a year Cons: Hostile environment with few decent people. All about money and pleasure of the equity partners. Lying is a norm of life."
mordy gal says"I have worked with top-10 firms in the past many many times and this is the most emotional and unprofessional of them all."
Veritas & Elpis says"Be warned, Baker McKenzie are the advisors to the copyright violating company Pinterest. It appears they advised Pinterest that it is OK to violate a 3rd party's copyrighted images on the basis the victim is required to complete a DMCA submission for each and every image Pinterest rip off someone's web site. It is NOT. DMCA is US. My copyrighted images on my web site and I are all in the UK. Screw you Baker McKenzie; I have come to hate US Corporate attitude like yours. Please, be a decent human being, consider not giving your business to Baker McKenzie."
European Moving says"This company had no idea of the costs or procedures of litigation in Switzerland. They moved the goal post more than once and left us 4000 euros out of pocket with no chance of recovery. We was passed around the office to multiple solicitors who all blamed each other for the cock up. I would not trust this company with your litigation matters in Switzerland and would suggest to avoid this company if you don't want to get burnt fingers!!!!"
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Chris Batz says"Baker McKenzie to Cut North American Workforce as Covid Persists https://t.co/eRvEH2vBos"
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Law360 reports"Judgment Shows Ex-Baker McKenzie's London Head Abused Power"
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