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As one of the country’s highest-grossing law firms, but employees rave about its egalitarian approach. “Decisions usually made by consensus rather than in a top-down fashion,” one attorney told us. The Seattle-based firm encourages employees to take time off to recharge, offering two-month paid sabbatical leave for all employees, including staff. In response, 77 workers took advantage of it last year. In a pioneering move, the firm also gives attorneys who are primary care parents 140 hours of legal credit to help them balance work and parenthood, and during the transition out of work prior to their leave or back into work following leave. The firm also organizes networking lunches and mentoring for women, minority, and LGBT lawyers, which has boosted its number of attorneys from those groups by 47.6% in five years. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year46
# of years on list
14
Industry
Professional Services
Year founded1,912
CEO/Top executive
John M. Devaney
HQ location
Seattle, Washington
Type of organization
Private, Partnership
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$710.2 million
Web addresshttps://www.perkinscoie.com
Total U.S. employees
2,170
Total employees outside the U.S.
23
Full-time jobs added in last year
109
FT job growth in the past year
5%
Number of work sites
16

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
yes
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
yes
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
no
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
15

Diversity

% Women54
% Minorities23
% African-American/Black
5.6
% Asian
8.6
% Caucasian/White
77.1
% Hispanic/Latino
5.9
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.4
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.3
% Two or more races
2.1
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
-
Vacation
-
Sick days
Unlimited
General PTO
26
Total PTO after 5 years
37

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Associate/Counsel
Avg. base pay (salaried)$182,753
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$32,684
Total pay (salaried position)$215,437.00
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Legal Secretary
Avg. base pay (hourly)$68,704
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$3,444
Total pay (hourly position)$72,148

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)70
# of job applicants
20,667
Avg. # of applicants per opening
62
FT voluntary turnover
7%
# of jobs filled
333
Jobs filled internally
37
% of jobs filled by referral
16%
# new graduates hired28

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)55
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)70