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“It’s the people” who make this law firm great, say staffers, who love its “energy,” “sense of humor,” and “collaborative” ethos—plus the 15 paid hours a year for community service and its mock courtroom for training. The “positive work environment” is “contagious,” says one employee. “Everyone wants each other to succeed.”

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Company Info

Rank last year41
Years on list
18
HQ location
Atlanta
Total employees1,575
Job openings (as of February 2017)24
Industry
Professional Services
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
$687.8 million
Year founded
1893
Type of organization
Partnership
Number of work sites8
Websitehttp://www.alston.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
yes
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite medical care facility
no
Medical facility at all locations
no
Onsite childcare
yes
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
yes
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
PTO for volunteering
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes

Diversity

% Women52%
% Minorities28%
% African-American/Black15%
% Asian5%
% Caucasian/White70%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
<1%
% Two or more races
2%
% Unknown ethnicity
1%

Paid Time Off

General PTO35
Total PTO after 5 years
45
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering
15
General PTO for part-timers
28
# Sick days for part-timers-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Associate Attorney
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Legal Administrative Assistant
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$952

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %2%
# of job applicants15,556
Avg. # of applicants per opening88
FT voluntary turnover8%
Jobs filled internally12
% Jobs filled by referral31
# New graduates hired47
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)72
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)94