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    Cooley may be a powerhouse national law firm but a word employees bring up frequently is “fun.” Employees rave about a culture where karaoke matters as much as contracts, and where lawyers take time off to accompany underprivileged kids to Disney. The firm also takes diversity seriously and practices what it breaches—67% are women and 32% are minorities. Cooley is also committed to pro bono work, an important source of career satisfaction, and provides its lawyers with the resources to carry it out.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year25
    Years on list
    5
    HQ location
    Palo Alto, Calif.
    Employees
    1892
    Job openings (as of February 2018)62
    Industry
    Professional Services
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$974
    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
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    yes
    Subsidized childcare
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    yes
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    On-site fitness/subsidized gym
    no
    On-site medical care facility
    no
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Student loan debt repayment
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no

    Diversity

    % Minorities31%
    % African-American/Black7%
    % Asian12%
    % Caucasian/White67%
    % Hispanic/Latino7%
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1%
    % Two or more races4%
    % Unknown ethnicity2%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO32
    # Sick days
    10
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # 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)-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth6%
    # of job applicants10,433
    Avg. # of applicants per opening31
    FT voluntary turnover8%
    Jobs filled internally1%
    Jobs filled by referral3%
    # New graduates hired55