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    This Silicon Valley-based law firm advises top tech companies–like Facebook, Yelp! and Google. Attorneys receive the same credit for pro bono hours as they do for paid work. To decompress, the firm holds Nintendo Wii dance-offs, outdoor movie nights, and family Halloween Spooktaculars. Partners are compensated based on their overall contribution to the firm, not merely the amount of business they bring in. One employee told us, “There are no big egos or hierarchical structures.” Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year42
    # of years on list
    3
    Industry
    Professional Services
    Year founded1,920
    CEO/Top executive
    Joe Conroy
    HQ location
    Palo Alto, California
    Type of organization
    Private, Partnership
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $802.1 million
    Web addresshttps://www.cooley.com
    Total U.S. employees
    1,694
    Total employees outside the U.S.
    128
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    118
    FT job growth in the past year
    3%
    Number of work sites
    10

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    yes
    Offers telecommuting
    yes
    Offers job sharing
    yes
    Offers onsite childcare
    no
    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    no
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Location of medical facility
    -
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Max tuition
    $3,000
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Max PTO for volunteering
    8

    Diversity

    % Women56
    % Minorities30
    % African-American/Black
    6.9
    % Asian
    11.8
    % Caucasian/White
    68.5
    % Hispanic/Latino
    6.8
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.3
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.8
    % Two or more races
    3.1
    Same-sex benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    10
    Vacation
    20 for lawyers
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO
    20
    Total PTO after 5 years
    28

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Associates
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay (salaried position)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Legal Secretaries
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay (hourly position)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)62
    # of job applicants
    9,155
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    34
    FT voluntary turnover
    11%
    # of jobs filled
    251
    Jobs filled internally
    6
    % of jobs filled by referral
    27%
    # new graduates hired53

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)30
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)15