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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.

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