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Employees praise this Silicon Valley law firm for its “team first” mentality and “laid-back” culture, where no one bats an eye if you wear jeans to work. “You could walk into a conference room and not be able to tell the staff from the most senior partner,” says one employee. “Everyone is encouraged to be themselves.”

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Company Info

Rank last year28
Years on list
4
HQ location
Palo Alto, Calif.
Total employees1,956
Job openings (as of February 2017)60
Industry
Professional Services
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
$912.2 million
Year founded
1920
Type of organization
Private Partnership
Number of work sites10
Websitehttp://www.cooley.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
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
no
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

% Women57%
% Minorities31%
% African-American/Black7%
% Asian12%
% Caucasian/White67%
% Hispanic/Latino7%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Two or more races
4%
% Unknown ethnicity
2%

Paid Time Off

General PTO32
Total PTO after 5 years
38
# Sick days
10
Max hours PTO for volunteering
8
General PTO for part-timers
32
# Sick days for part-timers
10

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Associates
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Legal Secretaries
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %6%
# of job applicants8,158
Avg. # of applicants per opening56
FT voluntary turnover8%
Jobs filled internally11
% Jobs filled by referral8
# New graduates hired49
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)33
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)18