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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. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year25
    Years on list5
    HQ locationPalo Alto, Calif.
    Job openings (as of February 2018)62
    IndustryProfessional Services
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$974
    Year founded1920
    Type of organizationPrivate Partnership
    Number of work sites10


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymNo
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % 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 days10
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers10


    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