Legal Secretary (Floater) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 23, 2017
could be a great place to work as the majority of the attorneys are decent; some partners don't stand up for the secretaries and allow other to dictate who should work for them, no matter how long the secretary has been with them. More ??? focused
If you are young and are good at excel beware of upper management
Accountant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 8, 2016
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.
Administrative Service Clerk (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 13, 2016
Baker McKenzie was a great place to work i learned to type and Excel and word processing.I also was a mail clerk i delivered mail processed mail run postage used fed ex and ups machines.I delivered mail mail package and everything that the customer need directly to them on a daily bases.
HR Dept. Knows NOTHING about law but tries to tell YOU how it works
Administrative Assistant; Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 26, 2015
When I started at Baker & McKenzie in the mid-1990's, it was a great place to work. The benefits and perks were outstanding.
In the early to mid 2000's, the HR ladies micromanaged a lot of great staff right out the door. I think they were threatened and wanted to get rid of the secretaries who had a solid position and tenure. Little by little, all the perks vanished and it was like working at a mill or factory. Everyone dreaded going to work.
Baker closed its Real Estate Practice (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 10, 2015
I truly enjoyed my work with Baker & McKenzie, working on projects and attorneys around the world. Most clients were foreign investors and we not only acted as the attorneys, but also as the developer on most projects. I also had significant M&A work for Fortune 500 companies with offices oversees.
Working for the worlds largest international law firm
Administrative Assistant; File Clerk (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 21, 2014
Working for two departments has been a rewarding experience. It has enabled me to become well rounded in many different skills as well as become accustom with many different aspects of the worlds largest law firm.
Since I had a duel role at Baker, each day would consist of different general responsibilities all while maintaining the flexibility to address each departments specific needs at any given time. With this there hasn't been much room for a typical day, each day has brought its own set of needs and responsibility. My general duties for accounting would consist of running cost reports, updating spreadsheets, creating cash disbarment requests, getting proper signatures, and answering inquiries regarding payment status from our clients, attorneys, and secretaries.
My responsibilities in our records department have been to assist overseeing our Account's Payable in take. I have helped establish new filing systems and have played an instrumental role in launching a new electronic records system using KwikTag. Due to my vast knowledge of this new system, I have also assisted different department through out the firm to become accustom. I also help manage our request mailbox in outlook, retrieving back up needed for various departments and clients.
Great benifits, professional development opportunites
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – July 16, 2015
I worked in the Labor and Employment Department for the head of the department as well as numerous associates over he years. Took care of traveling arrangements, entering time, scheduling and cancelling meetings. I also transcribed dictation, e-filing, filing with state and federal courts.
customs Supervisor (Former Employee) – nogales – July 30, 2012
work with 8 different companies at one time learen lots of stuff requierments , special permits neede dfor carring goods out etc every co-worker had different shelter companies etc hardest part was when all my shelter companies had ther requierments at the same time enjoyable is that i got many thnak you letters