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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 [f500link]Disney[/f500link]. 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