Baker Donelson

    Employees at the “friendly” Southern law firm love its strong “team mentality,” built on “loyalty.” It’s a place where there’s a “spirit of cooperation” and “mutual accountability.” Perks include bonuses when the firm has a good year (and not just for attorneys), plus free parking (or full reimbursements for public transportation).

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    Company Info

    Rank last year32
    Years on list8
    HQ locationMemphis
    Total employees1,562
    Job openings (as of February 2017)13
    IndustryProfessional Services
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)$334.1 million
    Year founded1888
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites25


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Onsite fitness centerYes
    Discounted gym membershipsYes
    Job sharingNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsYes
    Onsite medical care facilityNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo
    Onsite childcareNo
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couplesNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    PTO for volunteeringYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes


    % Women57%
    % Minorities14%
    % African-American/Black8%
    % Asian1%
    % Caucasian/White74%
    % Hispanic/Latino2%
    % Native American/Alaska Native<1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander<1%
    % Two or more races<1%
    % Unknown ethnicity<1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO28
    Total PTO after 5 years34
    # Sick days19
    Max hours PTO for volunteering24
    General PTO for part-timers27
    # Sick days for part-timers18


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Associate
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$123,721
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$4,753
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$128,474
    Most common job (for hourly employee)Legal Secretary
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$56,568
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$4,253
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)$60,821
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %-4%
    # of job applicants6,075
    Avg. # of applicants per opening32
    FT voluntary turnover9%
    Jobs filled internally71
    % Jobs filled by referral11
    # New graduates hired27
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed$1,871


    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)42
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)50