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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.

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