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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