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    This law firm balances hard work with a laid-back culture that includes gumbo and chili cook-offs and birthday beer carts. Attorneys appreciate that the firm has demystified the path to becoming partner (called “shareholder” here): Associates can view one another’s performance stats, and CEO Ben Adams explains the final decision-making. Attorneys can take parental leave intermittently (16 weeks for primary caregivers), and advisors support new parents, which the firm hopes will help retain female lawyers. Meanwhile, the firm runs a monthly outreach program to dispense legal advice to the homeless. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year30
    # of years on list
    7
    Industry
    Professional Services
    Year founded1,888
    CEO/Top executive
    Ben Adams, Jr.
    HQ location
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Type of organization
    Private
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $319.2 million
    Web addresshttp://www.bakerdonelson.com
    Total U.S. employees
    1,376
    Total employees outside the U.S.-
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    77
    FT job growth in the past year
    6%
    Number of work sites
    20

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    yes
    Offers telecommuting
    yes
    Offers job sharing
    no
    Offers onsite childcare
    no
    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Location of medical facility
    -
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Max tuition
    $5,250
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Max PTO for volunteering
    24

    Diversity

    % Women58
    % Minorities14
    % African-American/Black
    9.7
    % Asian
    1.2
    % Caucasian/White
    86.4
    % Hispanic/Latino
    2.1
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.1
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.1
    % Two or more races
    0.4
    Same-sex benefits
    no
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    9
    Vacation
    -
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO
    19
    Total PTO after 5 years
    25

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Associate
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$124,030
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$4,778
    Total pay (salaried position)$128,808.00
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Legal secretary
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$54,926
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$5,238
    Total pay (hourly position)$60,164

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)7
    # of job applicants
    13,675
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    66
    FT voluntary turnover
    7%
    # of jobs filled
    397
    Jobs filled internally
    84
    % of jobs filled by referral
    11%
    # new graduates hired29

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)40
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)49